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A 'Straight Pride' Parade Is Apparently Going Ahead In Boston

A 'Straight Pride' Parade Is Apparently Going Ahead In Boston

Every time a vaguely "controversial" event like this comes up there is always a plethora of naysayers that come out of the woodwork. On International Women's Day, you have people asking for Men's Day (19th Nov this year), and with Pride, people want to know where Straight Pride is.

A group in Boston has taken things to the next level.  An organisation called Super Happy Fun America is planning a Straight Pride event in response to their flag not being flown by Boston City Hall. A  blog post on the site from April 20 reads.:

We are disappointed that the Walsh administration has chosen hate and discrimination, Therefore, we have decided to launch a campaign to educate the public, politicians, and civil servants about the straight community and the unique problems we face. We have determined that a parade would be the best way to promote our community and its diverse history, culture, and identity. We anticipate that the city will eventually choose to embrace tolerance and inclusivity.

This is one of the most inherently ridiculous ideas in recent memory, which should never have been given the time of day. The three creators of this ludicrous group obviously have no grasp of history. Pride was born out of oppression. When have straight people ever been killed for their sexuality? When has being straight been illegal? Straight people have never had to feel alone and isolated for who they love. Straight people never had to fight for their right to marry. So the question has to be asked, who is oppressing straight people? Anyone? I doubt it. This is contrarianism with a big ol' helping of homophobia thrown in. As you can imagine Twitter did not take kindly the news of this nonsensical parade

Some drag race stars got involved

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As did Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus

And plenty more people

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This sorry scenario shows why history needs to be taught in school. The men behind 'Straight Pride' desperately need to research Pride and understand why it exists.

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Joe O'Gorman

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