Boston Heteros Are Calling For A Straight Pride Parade And Twitter Is Not Having It
Cis hetero white men run the world and are still unsatisified. Evidence: In Boston, a group is calling for a “straight pride” march to celebrate, well, being hetero.
According to the group, Super Happy Fun America, it’s hard to lead a straight life. They haven’t noted any workplace or housing discrimination. No one in the clique has reported cases of being thrown out of homes or disowned by families. They haven’t referenced any hate crimes or police violence. There haven’t even been mentions of feeling confused or depressed by their sexual orientation. Yet, they still believe they’re being prosecuted by society for being attracted to people of their opposite gender.
“Straight people are an oppressed majority. We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate,” John Hugo, one of three men behind Super Happy Fun America, said.
BBC reports that Hugo was the Republican candidate for Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District in the 2018 mid-term election. His fellow organizer, Mark Sahady, also held a Resist Marxism rally that same year.
As ludicrous as their calls are, the fellas aren’t joking. The group, which has a website with the slogan “it’s great to be straight,” has applied to the city government to hold their ‘”straight pride” march in August, though approval for the nonsensical event is still pending.
While it remains unclear if Super Happy Fun America will get their rally, Mayor Marty Walsh reminded his city of the mission behind its pride parade.
“Every year Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength and acceptance of our LGBTQ community,” he told BBC in a statement. “This is a special week that represents Boston’s values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering. I encourage everyone to join us in celebration this Saturday for the Pride Parade and in the fight for progress and equality for all.”
Online, people have chosen a less PC route to respond to Super Happy Fun America.
Many have responded with sarcasm and humor:
Some with brutal honesty:
Even AOC chimed in:
Should the City of Boston approve the permit for the event, the march would be held on Aug. 31. Meanwhile, Boston Pride’s parade, the one that remembers the actual violence the LGBTQ community has historically experienced and continues to face today and celebrates the beauty, joy, power, brilliance, talent and resilience of queer folk, will be held Saturday, June 8.