There have been plans to hold a ‘Straight Pride Parade’ and it is possibly coming soon to America. One of its organizers, John Hugo, mentions that several heterosexuals feel like they’re an ‘oppressed majority’, according to The Washington Post. ‘We want tolerance, and we want tolerance for everybody — not just the LGBTQ community,’ said Hugo.
According to The Washington Post, the parade is supposedly a sarcastic remark to ‘identity politics’ of the political left. Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, denied addressing concerns about the Straight Pride Parade. She mostly focused on LGBTQ pride and advocated equality for all.
“Every year Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength and acceptance of our LGBTQ community. This is a special week that represents Boston’s values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering,” Walsh shares.
On social media, the parade has received backlash and negative criticisms from several people, including the 37-year-old Chris Evans. The organization, Super Happy Fun America, is attempting to go through with the new parade and the Captain America actor does not support the idea at all.
‘Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??” the star Tweeted.
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose?? https://t.co/gaBWtq2PaL
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 5, 2019
Following the previous Tweet, Chris wrote: ‘Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. For those who don’t understand the difference, see below. ‘Instead of going immediately to anger (which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand) take a moment to search for empathy and growth.’
Evans also shared a post from author James Fell who explained that as a straight man, he has never been treated badly mainly for his sexuality. The journalist went on to say that not once has he been told that he was going to burn in hell just for being straight, nor has he been sent to therapy in order to convert. He then also tweeted: ‘It’s not a “Straight Pride Parade”. It should be called “I’m a homophobic piece of s***” parade.’ if the event was to push through.
If you had no clue: actor Scott Evans, Chris Evans’ younger brother, is gay. Chris had already opened up about his bond with his family where he says that he has grown to be more ‘compassionate and understanding’ as he grew up with a gay brother and two sisters. It’s pretty obvious as to why he would care so much about the possibility of the event pushing through. The matter at hand hits close to home.
“We’re obviously in tricky times right now. But up until this election, I’ve never felt any sort of backlash or friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in support of [my brother] or any other human rights… Hopefully, it stays that way going forward,” he told The Fix in 2016, “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups […] It’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding.”
Do you support the ‘Straight Pride’ parade?