Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Group pushes Boston ‘straight pride’ parade, sparks backlash

Group pushes Boston ‘straight pride’ parade, sparks backlash

Sahady is a member of the right-wing group Resist Marxism, according to MA outlet MassLive.

The inspiration for the Straight Pride Parade was launched by a small group of men known as "Super Happy Fun America", a group that aims to "celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community".

"Straight people are an oppressed majority", reads a quote from the group's president John Hugo.

Organizers hope to travel the same route as Boston Pride, which begins in Copley Square and goes through the South End on the way to Boston Common and City Hall.

The initial tweet was written by Tony Posnanski Tuesday and listed stereotypical heterosexual and conservative "floats" that would sponsor the Straight Pride Parade. Oh, and as if to make the deal that much sweeter, he also noted that the parade's official mascot is Brad Pitt, though the actor obviously won't be participating.

"The city is now working with us on the parade".

"We are looking forward to seeing our straight friends, family, and neighbors at the Boston Pride parade and festival this Saturday along with members of the LGBTQ community". We will have the streets closed and be allowed floats and vehicles.

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But he claimed the group filed a discrimination complaint and the city, 'understands they would lose in litigation.' He slated a tentative date is August 31.

Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride, which organizes the now underway Pride Month in the city, told the Post her group is focused on their celebrations.

Hugo ran for US Congress in 2018 as a Republican, but Democratic incumbent Katherine Clark defeated him.

Democrat and Boston City Mayor Walsh said in a statement that the scheduled Pride events are about 'Boston's values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering'.

It just wouldn't be Pride month without some insecure straight people attempting to redivert attention back to themselves, would it?

"We know that straight allies of the LGBTQ community are among the thousands of supporters who come out every year to march, observe and celebrate", Demarco said in the statement.

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