We have a straight pride parade, it’s called the Rose Bowl.
— Molotov Frappuccino Thrower (@agraybee) June 4, 2019
That’s not a numeral in the title, it’s an infinity symbol, representing the boundless stupidity / cupidity of these Very Normal Dudes. Our self-styled Hub of the Universe offers a rare opportunity for these “jokers”, since there are significant power blocs of both quasi-intellectual ‘independent thinkers’ and troglodyte pre-VaticanII Catholic revanchists, who occasionally manage to overcome their natural antipathy in the hopes of putting “those people” (everyone not a member of their musty little hate groups) in our place. Believe me, eyes are being rolled. Per the Boston Globe:
A small group of organizers say they’re gearing up to host what they’ve dubbed the “Straight Pride Parade” through Boston this summer, a claim that has set off a visceral reaction nationwide and drawn criticism on social media from the likes of Chris Evans and many others as Pride Month gets underway.
But as reports made the rounds on social media Tuesday, landing the “Straight Pride Parade” among the top trends on Twitter, the city clarified that the proposal isn’t exactly set in stone…
According to the screenshot of the Facebook announcement, the so-called Straight Pride Parade would tentatively take place on Aug. 31 — a prime move-in day for returning students, mind you — and follow the same route of the city’s annual LGBTQ Pride Parade that’s happening in Boston this weekend…
One of the lead organizers pushing for the parade is Mark Sahady. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the same person from the controversial Resist Marxism group, which hosted the Rally for the Republic on Boston Common in 2017 that attracted swarms of counterprotesters.
Sahady posted last week on Facebook that it looks like the proposed parade “will happen,” but his announcement didn’t get much traction on social media until Tuesday.
[Anybody surprised that a NYTimes reporter was the first to fall for this stunt?]
A group called Super Happy Fun America — of which Sahady is apparently the vice president — is taking ownership of the parade plans…
According to officials from Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office, the group planning the “Straight Pride Parade” has been in contact with the city.
Despite some people claiming online that it’s “official,” organizers have yet to receive the necessary permits to hold a parade, the city said. Like any other group, they need to go through the permitting process.
As for Walsh, at first he didn’t directly address the parade, and instead issued a statement Tuesday about the city’s annual Pride Parade and Pride Week celebrations…
Walsh said he was at a lighting ceremony in the South End Tuesday, for Pride, when he told people “‘don’t even worry about it, there will probably be 10 people at the parade, if he has one.’”…
For his part, Hugo, one of the main organizers, said he thought it was “really funny” that Hollywood actors have been attacking him and his organization, adding that one of the members of his group is gay…
I’ll bet he has a Black friend, too — although that ‘friend’ may not know it. Click the link for a variety of tasty twotter ripostes.
A handful of white supremacists surrounded by people who think they are terrible … sounds like America to me! https://t.co/OoTjPC9ZzT
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) August 19, 2017
Also, the brilliant Alexandra Petri, at the Washington Post:
HERE IT COMES! IT IS COMING AROUND THE CORNER! ALREADY FROM A DISTANCE YOU CAN HEAR THE NOISE OF — BILLY JOEL AND … THE BEATLES? SOMEWHAT STRENUOUSLY OUT OF TUNE? IS THAT STRAIGHT CULTURE, BEARING DOWN UPON US, AS IT WILL DO IN BOSTON ON AUG. 31? YES, IT IS!
And here come the floats!
The first float is a hot tub with two bros sitting in it, five feet apart, because they are not gay! They throw Charleston Chews to the assembled crowd. At one point their hands brush in the bucket of Charleston Chews and they both apologize, and then although there is more candy to throw, they stop throwing the candy and cease to make eye contact…
The next float is a dad being disappointed at a gender reveal party, firing a pink cannon into the air and saying, “Darn.”
Seth Rogen is the marshal, even though he does not want to be.
Next comes a polka band.
Behind the music comes a battalion of women with matching haircuts demanding that a manager, somewhere, turn the music down.
The next float is Adam blaming Eve for being cast out of paradise. Many people follow this float handing out pamphlets, and only some of them look happy…