What's the Matter With a Straight Pride Parade?

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I’ll start off by saying that I don’t care if someone legally organizes a parade around being homosexual. As long as I’m not forced to attend it or promote it, then have at it.


I do have things to say about the nudity and suggestive stuff I see during this public parade, but that’s a different article that I’ll likely write as the footage of the Pride Month parades filters in.

With that out of the way, I can talk about the news that’s come down the wire that a “Straight Pride Parade” is in the works in Boston to take place later this year. The event is reportedly being organized by Army Veteran Mark Sahady and John Hugo and will reportedly feature a famous homosexual Republican as its keynote speaker.

Naturally, I don’t consider this a problem. If you’re going to throw a parade for the LGBT community, then throwing a parade for those not in the community is only fair. It does absolutely no harm to the LGBT community if the focus is pride in your heterosexuality and not a knock against anyone else.

Of course, people on the left immediately went berzerk, including Hollywood actor Chris Evans. The actor immediately launched over the men planning the parade by accusing them of homosexuality, effectively making it an insult to be gay.

“Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??” tweeted Evans.


What’s odd is that the appearance of a “Straight Pride Parade” was immediately considered an attack by leftists against the LGBT community.

That’s an odd position to take. It assumes from the get-go that straightness is a direct threat to homosexuality. It’s not. It’s just a sexual preference.

The other take is that straight people never had to go through the hardships homosexuals did throughout the course of their lives, and fair enough. Thing is, a parade to celebrate something doesn’t have to be based on achievements and/or suffering. It can just be based on pride in something, or even nothing but having fun.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration of Irish heritage. Mardi Gras started as a religious holiday and has evolved into a reason to get drunk and earn beads by lifting up your shirt. There are ginger parades and bicycle parades.

You can have a parade for all sorts of reasons, and having one to celebrate heterosexuality isn’t a horrible reason to have a parade. A lot of people are straight and like being straight. They may want to celebrate the idea of two members of the opposite sex coming together to form a union that has the potential to create life. It’s a common phenomenon, but it’s still pretty amazing when you think about it.


I’m told too often that the LGBT activist community is always fighting for “equality,” yet sexuality attempts to celebrate itself and suddenly the LGBT activist community and its supporters are against the idea of everyone having the same opportunities. We’re consistently beat over the head with words like “acceptance” and “tolerance,” yet a celebration of straightness is unacceptable?

Seems a bit hypocritical and not the least bit hateful. Possibly even bigoted.


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