You may have noticed this June more than previous years that it is LGBTQ Pride Month. Not just satisfied with a International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, National Coming Out Day and Wear It Purple Day LGBTQ activists need a whole month to celebrate their lifestyles.
This June corporate virtue signalling has gone into overdrive with hundreds of major corporations changing their logos to the rainbow filter.
Even President Trump released a statement celebrating Pride Month and used the opportunity to promote his Administration’s campaign to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
Not just content with a statement Trump launched an LGBT Rainbow version of his Make America Great Again cap on his online store.
Having the LGBT lifestyle promoted and in everyone’s face for a whole month, when milestones such as same sex marriage have already been achieved is becoming quite enough for some.
As a result three men from Boston have decided to hold a Straight Pride Parade in the city booked in tentatively for August 31. It’s offical name of the parade is “Super Happy Fun America – it’s great to be straight” which aims to “celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community.”
They argue “Straight people are an oppressed majority,” and that “We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate.”
“Super Happy Fun America” consists of President John Hugo, a Republican who sought a congressional seat in Massachusetts’s 5th District last year, and Vice President Mark Sahady a member of the Massachusetts Patriot Front and Proud Boys , both identify as heterosexual, plus “Gay Ambassador” Chris Bartley, who identifies as gay.
The thought of a “Straight Pride Parade” being held anywhere has sent progressives into a triggering. The organisers of course must be homophobic and there is no need for privileged straight people to celebrate their sexuality.
This view was summed up by a tweet from Marvel move star Chris Evans
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose?? https://t.co/gaBWtq2PaL
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 5, 2019
Hugo stated on Facebook that progressives’ reactions to their planned parade is exactly why they are holding it “For them everything is based upon identity and whether or not one is categorized as a victim or an oppressor,” and “If you get victim status then you are entitled to celebrate yourself and expect those with oppressor status to defer to your feelings.”
But despite the online rage the Democrat Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh has conceded he has no authority to stop the parade “The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization’s values” and the granting of a permit is based on “operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs.”
The organisers to demonstrate the parade is a serious proposal had threatened to file a discrimination lawsuit if their permit was denied which is why the City of Boston is now “working to amend their [permit] application” so the parade can do ahead.
The parade got a further boost this weekend with Milo Yiannopoulos being announced as the grand marshal of parade. “Super Happy Fun America” had been using an image of Brad Pitt to promote the Straight Pride Parade though Pitt had stated he wanted nothing to do with the parade
In a statement on the “Super Happy Fun America” website Yiannopoulos said “I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advocating for the rights of America’s most brutally repressed identity — straight people — so I know a thing or two about discrimination”.
Yiannopoulos said the parade was open to all “This parade is a gift to anyone, male or female, black or white — gay and transgender allies, too! — who will stand with us and celebrate the wonder and the majesty of God’s own heterosexuality,” and that “Men, bring your most toxic selves. Women, prepare to burn your briefcases! Because it’s great to be straight, and we’re not apologizing for it anymore. We’re Here, Not Queer.”
While many first considered it to be some sort of internet joke the plans for the first ever Straight Pride Parade are now in motion. And it’s lasting effect might be to reign in the current LGBTQ Pride Month excess and saturation.