A "Straight Pride Parade" has been approved by Boston's City Council, although the announcement by the man who organized it has largely been met with mockery and derision, Yahoo News reports.
June is Pride Month when the LGBTQ community celebrates itself through parades, protests, educational events, and the like. Boston is no exception. As the city's WCBV-TV reports, the LGBTQ community in Boston will be holding their own Gay Pride Parade this Saturday.
However, some Boston residents appear to believe that these parades leave the non-LGBTQ community out. Uniting under the group Super Happy Fun America, which has a website and a Facebook page, a few members of Boston's straight community planned at least one event to act as a sort of counter-protest to Pride Month.
The sequence of events leading up to the approval of Boston's Straight Pride Parade remains unclear. In an April 2o post on Super Happy Fun America's website, the organization claimed that it had requested that its "Straight Pride Flag" be hung outside City Hall, a request which was denied, as CBS News reports. In response to that denial, the group decided that a Straight Pride Parade is "the best way to promote our community and its diverse history, culture, and identity."