A "Straight Pride Parade" to come to Boston this summer?

A new group has formed called "Super Happy Fun America" and they created a new website. Their main objective? To have a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. They feel as though their voices should be heard since they have Gay Pride parades and weeks, why not at least a parade for straight people. That's their main point of view. Their efforts have attracted a lot of attention not just locally but nationally. Naturally, there are a lot of critics to this effort by Super Happy Fun America. Even celebrities like Blink 182 front man Mark Hoppus tweeted his disapproval of this effort and offered to auction off one of his guitars and donate the money to The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ organization that assists with suicide prevention.

 

On Super Happy Fun America's website they already have an entire parade route mapped out throughout Boston. A little about the parade this group is pushing:

"The Straight Pride Event will be held to achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond. It will be a one-day event consisting of a parade followed by a flag raising ceremony.

Celebrate being heterosexual!"

They are aiming for August being the date they have the parade in Boston. The proposed event is free and open to the public. They even made a flag:

*Photo provided by Superhappyfunamerica.com*

What do you make of this effort by "Super Happy Fun America"? Are you in favor of it or think it's utterly ridiculous? I think it's a bit much. There is a reason gay pride is a thing and that's because of the struggle or journey it takes some in the LGBTQ community to actually come out to a family or community that may not be supportive of them. There are parts of this country and world who still do not accept gays or transgenders so to show your pride for what you are if you are part of the LGBTQ community is an act of courage and strength for most. Straight, heterosexual people do not face any struggles with "coming out". They don't have this struggle or backlash from family or a community over what they are. The LGBTQ has a reason to celebrate how far they have come and what they have gone through, straights do not. That's just my opinion.

If you are curious about this website that seems to be just doing a troll job, I'm not quite sure how serious they are...you can visit their site HERE.

-Producer Lightning

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