With Pride Month in full swing, some straight folks are feeling left out of the celebrations and have decided to plan their own parade, without the pesky oppression that preceded it.
An organizer named Mark Sahady claims on Facebook that the city of Boston has approved his “Straight Pride Parade,” and the event is currently being planned.
“Straight Pride” parade planned in Boston. With floats. pic.twitter.com/JcTsGRjNPn— carolynryan (@carolynryan) June 4, 2019
Organizers hope to travel the same route as Boston Pride, which begins in Copley Square and goes through the South End on the way to Boston Common and City Hall. A date has not yet been set.
“The Straight Pride Event will be held to achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond,” a post on a website advertising the parade reads. “It will be a one-day event consisting of a parade followed by a flag raising ceremony.”
Unsurprisingly, social media was quick to respond — and it wasn’t pretty. See some of the best tweets, below:
The white man throwing a straight pride parade is hilarious because straight white men own basically everything and yet they’re ALWAYS feeling left out. How?— SCAM GODDESS (@DivaLaci) June 4, 2019
Please explain to me why they are having a straight pride parade in Boston pic.twitter.com/QOjE1f504C— Devon Williams (@Me_MyselfInTime) June 4, 2019
Straight Pride Parade? I thought that happened all year round? pic.twitter.com/HowRuIkKWP— ThePinnacleofMadness (@SashaMukora) June 4, 2019
Boston is so 🚮 for this... Straight Pride Parade my foot SMH pic.twitter.com/HLinmeHqe5— 🕶️🎧 🎹 Γυζζψ Βοωεν 🎧 🎹🤙🏾 (@IAmGuzzyBowen) June 4, 2019
Straight Pride Parade and “All lives matter” are protests against protests of those who literally just want equality and to be treated with respect.. mind boggling that non-oppressed individuals can be that outwardly ignorant.— Jenny (@JenniferRaby) June 4, 2019
If for some reason you’re looking for douchebags in the wild, look up supporters of the Straight Pride Parade. pic.twitter.com/3G4O5lRKcK— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) June 4, 2019
why do straight people think they need a straight pride parade— leigh hayley (@leighagenda) June 4, 2019
netflix is already paying $100 million to keep friends on, isn't that enough
Why do we need a straight pride parade when this already exists? pic.twitter.com/FgwaLOhHLx— ✩° 𝙰𝚗𝚗𝚊｡⋆ (@peachkissd) June 4, 2019