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These Guys Are Planning A "Straight Pride Parade" In Boston And Twitter Can't Get Enough

The group's application to actually hold the parade has not yet been approved, according to the city.

Posted on June 4, 2019, at 4:18 p.m. ET

Boston officials say a group claiming they will hold a "straight pride parade" in the city this summer has not actually been granted a permit to do so after the so-called event went viral.

It all started with a group of men who call themselves "Super Happy Fun America." According to its website, the group exists to "celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community."

Last week, the club's vice president, Mark Sahady, claimed on Facebook that the city of Boston would be "working with them" for the "straight pride parade." He also said the group had filed a "discrimination complaint" against the city and that officials understood they would "lose" in litigation.

Sahady added that the group was tentatively planning the parade for Aug. 31, and even provided a planned route.

"If you would like to come as an individual, march as a group, or bring a float or vehicle, then get in touch. This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride," he wrote.

Mark Sahady

On Tuesday, New York Times editor Carolyn Ryan shared a screenshot of Sahady's Facebook post on Twitter. It quickly went viral.

“Straight Pride” parade planned in Boston. With floats.

People were quick with the zingers.

The straight pride parade will be mostly men because very few women will get to come.

Even the band Smash Mouth got involved!

Straight Pride Parade????? FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!

Soon, everyone began to wonder what a "straight pride parade" would look like, exactly.

boston straight pride parade u have to come in costume as your favorite mark wahlberg character everyone walks around ordering a cranberry juice at a bar and saying how do u like them apples ........ madness

The Straight Pride Parade is every weekend when you see four dudes in polos waking back to their campus at 2am looking very bummed that they didn’t get laid.

To my understanding, the straight pride parade is just the checkout line at Costco.

I’d imagine a straight pride parade to be something like this but in the worst way?


A Straight Pride Parade would look exactly like this

And some said it didn't even make sense.

You can’t have a Straight Pride Parade. Parades are inherently gay. Embrace it.

And a lot of people started sharing this meme.

Found this in a fb thread where some guy is talking about organizing a straight pride parade. Hilarious and accurate!

According to the city, Super Happy Fun America's application for the parade permit has not been approved, which is required to host the event.

Sahady directed BuzzFeed News' request for comment to a group email address, from which there was no response.

In response to the social media outcry, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released a statement to BuzzFeed News about the city's planned pride events.

"Every year Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength and acceptance of our LGBTQ community," he said. "This is a special week that represents Boston's values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering. I encourage everyone to join us in celebration this Saturday for the Pride Parade and in the fight for progress and equality for all."

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