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Boston 'straight pride' Parade dwarfed by large counter-protest



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/01/boston-straight-pride-parade-arrests

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...



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Make America Straight Again? Oh well, Milo probably desperately needed a paycheck.

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Reply #1 posted 09/02/19 7:12am

cborgman

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Oh, i am SO ready for arguments on this
Being a real civil rights champion,
Sometimes I have to defend
against die-hard bullshit
and the fakes who propagate it.

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Reply #2 posted 09/02/19 7:33am

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They fail to grasp that the reason there is a gay pride--whatever is because there is a need for it.

Their RIGHT to have a tantrum march is not in question but it "all lives matter" or flying a "Confederate" flag... that in many ways it may not be intrinsically insulting or dismissive or racist...they all know or should know how it will be perceived. And doing something "just because" dispite knowing it will be viewed negatively is a form of bigotry.

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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Reply #3 posted 09/02/19 7:58am

13cjk13

cborgman said:

Oh, i am SO ready for arguments on this

Im sure Fox and Breitbart talking points are being collected as we speak. Be patient.

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Reply #4 posted 09/02/19 9:39am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

They fail to grasp that the reason there is a gay pride--whatever is because there is a need for it.

Their RIGHT to have a tantrum march is not in question but it "all lives matter" or flying a "Confederate" flag... that in many ways it may not be intrinsically insulting or dismissive or racist...they all know or should know how it will be perceived. And doing something "just because" dispite knowing it will be viewed negatively is a form of bigotry.


Actually, this is pretty spot on
Being a real civil rights champion,
Sometimes I have to defend
against die-hard bullshit
and the fakes who propagate it.

"Yippee ki-yay, Motherfucker." - John McClane, Die Hard
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Reply #5 posted 09/02/19 9:59am

poppys

For men who are allegedly so “proud” of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event.

Seems more like a “I-Struggle-With-Masculinity” parade to me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next #Pride! 🏳️‍🌈https://twitter.com/ksullivannews/status/1167833496385183744

In a subsequent tweet, she asked for contributions to a bail fund for "activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community."

The Straight Pride Parade was reportedly organized by a group of three men as a way to respond to the festivities that coincided with LGBT Pride Month in June. The Saturday parade drew a massive contingent of counterprotesters and a heavy police presence, according to reports.

The video Ocasio-Cortez linked to showed mostly men walking along the street waving American flags and holding signs that said "Make normalcy normal again."

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Reply #6 posted 09/02/19 3:33pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

They fail to grasp that the reason there is a gay pride--whatever is because there is a need for it.

Their RIGHT to have a tantrum march is not in question but it "all lives matter" or flying a "Confederate" flag... that in many ways it may not be intrinsically insulting or dismissive or racist...they all know or should know how it will be perceived. And doing something "just because" dispite knowing it will be viewed negatively is a form of bigotry.

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Well said.

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Reply #7 posted 09/03/19 7:49am

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Woman should say no nookie unless you like the gays too. lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #8 posted 09/03/19 8:53am

poppys

[Edited 9/3/19 10:15am]

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Reply #9 posted 09/03/19 9:12am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

They fail to grasp that the reason there is a gay pride--whatever is because there is a need for it.

Their RIGHT to have a tantrum march is not in question but it "all lives matter" or flying a "Confederate" flag... that in many ways it may not be intrinsically insulting or dismissive or racist...they all know or should know how it will be perceived. And doing something "just because" dispite knowing it will be viewed negatively is a form of bigotry.

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