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“Straight people are an oppressed majority.”

Pride Month 2019 is underway and this Boston-based group’s application for a permit to hold a “straight pride parade” in said city on August 31 is certainly drawing attention online. The group, called “Super Happy Fun America (SHFA),” celebrates heterosexuality. SHFA stated on their website that they advocate on behalf of the straight community and they hope to “encourage everyone to embrace our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity regardless of sexual orientation.” 

So far, SHFA has four members: John Hugo (President), Mark Sahady (Vice President), Chris Bartley (Gay Ambassador), and Anthony Tamagna (Media Relations). They also have a flag and they named actor Brad Pitt as their “mascot” because Pitt “is a hero to straight men all around the world.” According to their website, their gay member Chris Bartley’s job is to “use his status in the LGBTQ community to challenge heterophobia wherever it exists.” Bartley said in his bio that he “became involved in the straight pride movement after being ostracized from established advocacy groups for merely suggesting that straight people be afforded equal rights.”

When asked by Queerty why he’s working to bring “Straight Pride” to Boston, Bartley said it’s to “showcase how extreme the left has become.” He explained, “My motivation to participate in this year’s Straight Pride is to make the far left realize how insane they have become and how overarching they are.” The sentiment was echoed by Sahady who said in a Facebook post that the “straight pride parade” is “meant to poke fun at the ‘identity politics’ of the political left.”

The proposed festivity is just a day-long and it features events like the parade, a closing ceremony complete with a “straight pride flag-raising ceremony,” speeches, and a community outreach. SHFA will also invite Martin J. Walsh, Boston’s Mayor, to “participate and express the city’s support for the straight community.”

Take a look at what the netizens are saying about “Straight Pride” below:

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