Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in August

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    A planned "straight pride" parade received approval from the city of Boston, clearing another hurdle to allow the contentious event to move forward, local media reported.

    The city approved the event application for the group Super Happy Fun America to host the parade on Aug. 31, the Boston Globe and WBUR reported. The event still needs approval from the city's police department and licensing board, according to WBUR.

    The group said its application to hoist a "straight pride flag" on the city's flag pole was denied. Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat who had been critical of the event, will not attend the parade, the Boston Globe reported.

    Walsh had previously said that permits to host a public event are granted based on "operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs," and that the city "cannot deny a permit based on an organization's values."

    "Whatever outside groups may try do, our values won't change. I invite each and every person to stand with us, and show that love will always prevail," the mayor tweetedearlier this month.

    Super Happy Fun America says the event aims to celebrate "the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community," but when the planned event was announced, it was met with criticism as many called it a clear dig against LGTBQ pride parades.





    WBUR reports that several of Super Happy Fun America's leaders are connected to far-right groups and that its vice president, Mark Sahady, has ties to the Proud Boys, a group the FBI has labeled as extremist.

    Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right provocateur, will serve as the parade's "mascot and Grand Marshall," the organization said. Two years ago, Yiannopoulos stepped down from his role at Breitbart News after podcasts surfaced in which he seemed to condone sex between men and underage boys. The group originally named Brad Pitt its mascot, but he requested his name and likeness not be used.

    The planned parade mirrors the route of Boston's LGBT Pride Parade, which took place earlier this month.

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    :thinking:wait if this is 4 straight pride shouldn't u get someone that's actually straight n masculine to be the mascot lol:tears:
     
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    I just want to say that some of the Men's Rights concerns are legitimate.
     
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    VERY legitimate but discussion can't be had because those driving the concerns are white supremacists.
     
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    I agree. However, the most vocal men’s rights advocates tend to be angry, patriarchal, white men. I believe that many men of color would benefit from men’s rights advocacy, but an overwhelming majority of white men will not do the work to benefit men of color. That myth of white supremacy fucks up shit, as usual.
     
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