Man organises ‘straight pride’ parade, blames gays when no-one turns up

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a white background.

A man who tried to organise a ‘Heterosexual Pride’ parade has blamed gay people for no-one else turning up.

Seattle-based Anthony Rebello has attempted to hold an event yesterday on the city’s Capitol Hil, to celebrate heterosexuals and heterosexuality.

Creating a public Facebook event, he wrote: “We all have the right to celebrate the way of life we have chosen for ourselves. In the name of equality & equal rights, I have created this event to celebrate our right to be heterosexual, and to encourage younger heterosexuals that they should be proud of their heterosexuality.”

However, despite inviting thousands of people to come via Facebook – Rebello appears to be the only attendee of the actual parade, posting a photograph of himself holding black balloons and a ‘straight pride’ sign.

He claimed in a follow-up Facebook post: “A lot of heterosexuals don’t want their pictures taken because they are scared of the LGBT community. Look at the way they have treated me.

“A list of angry gay people have been created, and these people have done nothing but embarass the gay community.”

Blogger Dan Savage wrote a post mocking the event, adding that it is already the “single straightest weekend of the year” in Seattle due to the Capitol Hill Block Party festival.