Right-wing activists are holding a ‘Straight Pride’ parade in Boston
Trump supporters in Boston, Massachusetts, are seeking a permit to hold a ‘Straight Pride’ parade.
The city is reportedly set to host the Straight Pride parade in August, after a request was filed with City Hall.
The parade website claims: “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.”
Boston Straight Pride organisers demand same route as LGBT+ Pride parade
Boston Straight Pride organisers are demanding “the same parade route as the Boston Pride Parade [and] the same accommodations given for the LGBTQ+ parade,” including street closures and permission for parade floats.
The group have designed their own flags and logos, featuring male and female symbols, ahead of the march.
The organisers also named the actor Brad Pitt as their “mascot” for the march, adding: “Brad is an accomplished actor, film producer, and mascot. He is a hero to straight men all around the world.”
Brad Pitt has no association with the group.
The website specifies that all are welcome at the event except “Antifa,” a reference to anti-fascism protesters.
Organisers threaten discrimination lawsuit if parade is rejected
Mark Sahady of right-wing group Resist Marxism is one of the organisers behind the march, alongside pro-Trump Republicans John Hugo and Chris Bartley.
In a Facebook post, Sahady claimed: “It looks like the Boston Straight Pride Parade will happen. We filed a discrimination complaint and it appears the City of Boston understands they would lose in litigation.
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