Boston 'straight pride' Parade dwarfed by large counter-protest
A controversial “straight pride” parade in Boston on Saturday drew more than 1,000 counter-protesters and a few hundred supporters.
The rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was “grand marshal” of the event, for which a group calling itself Super Happy Fun America (SHFA) acquired a permit in June.
SHFA claimed it wished to draw attention to the straight community. Yiannopoulos, who is gay and conservative, told the crowd: “Add the S to LGBTQ!”
Guarded by hundreds of Boston police officers and berated with yells of “Nazi scum”, the rightwing group made its way to Boston city hall for a speaking program...
Thousands of people videotaped the marchers and exchanged chants as a float with giant letters saying “Trump built the wall” moved down the streets....
Despite denying being anti-LGBTQ, the organization allowed several people to the mic to complain about “LGBTQ curriculums in public schools” and children being gay. People clad in Maga hats and “How can I offend you?” shirts cheered.
Some featured speakers had ties to a far-right organization, the Proud Boys, which has incited violence. Hugo’s co-organizer, Mark Sahady, was the brains behind a free speech rally in 2017 that brought a tiny group of white nationalists to Boston. He is connected to an alt-right group, Resist Marxism...
Make America Straight Again? Oh well, Milo probably desperately needed a paycheck.
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