While the month of June tends to usher in the joie de vivre of summer, it also casts a pall of anonymity over one demographic of Americans: straight people, who are cast aside as the rest of the country celebrates LGBT Pride. But one group of straight Bostonians refuses to go gentle into that good night, announcing their intentions to hold a straight pride parade in Beantown this August.
“This is a chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride,” wrote Mark Sahady, vice president of the straight advocacy group Super Happy Fun America, in a Facebook post. Sahady also doubles as an organizer for Resist Marxism, a group with ties to the far right.
The move to hold a parade is a response to an earlier attempt by the group to “raise the straight pride flag on the Boston City Hall flag poles,” according to a blog post on the site. “The city of Boston was chosen to launch this important new civil rights campaign due to its historic significance and reputation as a progressive city.”
But when the city famous for a tea party did not embrace the idea, Super Happy Fun America decided to launch an education campaign to raise awareness of the straight community. As a part of that effort, they applied for a parade permit and, again, the city rejected their request. This time, though, they filed a discrimination complaint, according to Sahady, and the city “is now working with us on the parade.”
While the parade has not yet been approved, the announcement went viral nonetheless. Over 2,600 miles from Boston, Angelenos had some fun imagining exactly what a straight pride parade would look like, here are some ideas.
Going to the Straight Pride Parade to check out the latest technologies in enormous, white sneakers.
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) June 4, 2019
The straight pride parade already exists and it's girlfriends helping boyfriends pick out business socks at Ross Dress for Less.
— Josh Scherer (@MythicalChef) June 4, 2019
The city of Boston is a straight pride parade tbh https://t.co/Lx07PEEWxT
— Erin your amazing wife Ryan (@morninggloria) June 4, 2019
Sadly the Straight Pride parade was cancelled after a dispute over who wants to bang Tom Brady the most https://t.co/qEItSAoQmf
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) June 4, 2019
the woman who angrily tweeted "when is STRAIGHT pride" at twitter moments finally deleted her entire account so i will preserve my answer herehttps://t.co/MlFkfehoUz
— Miles Klee (@MilesKlee) June 4, 2019
My straight pride parade is heading to checkout after selecting socks at Costco
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) June 4, 2019
If straight pride means the heterosexual community coming together to refuse to use conditioner and lock themselves in a janitor’s closet with a bag of chicken, I will literally start a petition to formally make July through May Straight Pride Months pic.twitter.com/4zeaeYgHKx
— A Literal Homosexual (@kyry5) June 2, 2019
Getting my outfit together for the Straight Pride Parade pic.twitter.com/mLWUYzQpyq
— Brittany Van Horne (@_brittanyv) June 4, 2019
Picked out my outfit for the straight pride parade!!! Can’t wait!!! pic.twitter.com/8M4pxJnJdZ
— Log (@iLikeLogeyDaily) June 4, 2019
I'm okay with straight pride parades as long as their routes are also straight, and they keep marching all the way out of town and off the edge of flat earth.
— JEFF WILD (@jiffywild) June 4, 2019
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