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
OMG let’s go as a straight couple and push baby strollers and just argue publicly the whole time.
— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) June 4, 2019
Every year same shit.....some little white bitch crying that they don't have straight pride.
I refuse to give them any more light or take away from the 1 month we get mass amount of people celebrating us. Fuck you....fuck your straight pride....kiss my gay ass.
— Jaremi Carey (@PhiPhiOhara) June 5, 2019
As did Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus
To celebrate how utterly ridiculous a Straight Pride parade is, I’m going to auction off one of my basses, match the final bid dollar-for-dollar, and donate all the money to the @TrevorProject. ?️?
— mark hoppus.?️? (@markhoppus) June 5, 2019
And plenty more people
The Straight Pride Parade route goes through Home Depot, loops around, buys the wrong piece of hardware because they were too proud to ask, and then back out again.
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) June 5, 2019
It is ILLEGAL to be gay in the countries colored red. Gay people are literally imprisoned for years or even killed for simply loving someone of the same gender. This Straight Pride Parade nonsense and anyone who supports it can fuck right off. pic.twitter.com/6MSwmxcxDR
— Joshua ? (@JoshuaNash0) June 5, 2019
Each float in the straight pride parade is 10 guys explaining a different Coen brothers movie to you.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 5, 2019
“straight pride” is literally every single day. it’s being able to hold ur significant other’s hand in public without thinking twice about it. it’s being able to serve in the military without fear of discrimination. it’s never being judged, harassed, beaten, or murdered.
— nicole ⚢ (@nicole22___) June 5, 2019
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.