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Twitter is absolutely dragging this ‘straight pride parade’

Smash Mouth told the group to 'F*CK OFF.'


Alyse Stanley


Posted on Jun 4, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 11:15 am CDT

Heterosexuals are finally getting the representation they have long been lacking.

A group of heterosexual men are trying to launch a parade dubbed “straight pride” to celebrate their straightness in conjugation with the LGBTQ Pride Parade. Twitter is absolutely not here for it.

The group behind the groundbreaking concept is none other than the far-right led organization Super Happy Fun America.

While preparations for the parade have been ongoing for a while now, most of the internet found out about it after the group’s vice president posted about it on Facebook in May.

Far-right personality Mark Sahady detailed how the group filed a discrimination complaint against the city for blocking their efforts. Afterward, Boston authorities seemed more willing to work with the group, proposing street closures to allow for floats and vehicles on August 31, Sahady wrote.

“This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride,” Sahady posted, along with a map of the proposed route.

Super Happy Fun America is an organization committed to embracing “the vibrancy of the straight community,” according to its website.

Tuesday morning, Carolyn Ryan, an editor at the New York Times shared a screenshot of the Sahady’s post via Twitter. It quickly went viral, leading “straight pride parade” to trend.

As expected, none of the attention has been particularly flattering.

On top of mocking the very idea that a straight pride parade is needed, Twitter users began proposing potential floats based on well-known conservative people or companies. Chick-fil-A sandwiches, Tomi Lahren, and AXE body spray all made several people’s lists.

Even the meme-heavy band Smash Mouth weighed in to tell the group to “FUCK OFF.”

Sahady’s connection to other white supremacist groups didn’t go unnoticed either.

Last year, he helped far-right hate group the Proud Boys organize the “Resist Marxism” rally in Providence, Rhode Island.

In a Facebook post from December, Sahady insisted that the Proud Boys were “not a racist group” and that the only extremists in attendance were liberals.

He later stated the straight pride parade was a “patriotic parade,” the same kind of nationalistic rhetoric that appeals to many far-right groups. If the memes that began circulating were any indication, Twitter users weren’t convinced of the group’s motivations.

The Daily Dot has reached out to Mark Sahady.


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*First Published: Jun 4, 2019, 6:38 pm CDT