Group pushing Boston ‘straight pride’ parade sparks backlash

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BOSTON (AP) | An attempt at a “straight pride” parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade.

Efforts by the group calling itself Super Happy Fun America come amid LGBTQ Pride Month, with Boston’s parade scheduled for June 8.

City officials say the group has been in contact with the city, but hasn’t received permits. Organizers want to host the parade in August.

The group didn’t immediately respond to email or Facebook messages.

Many people took to Twitter to condemn the event, including Captain America himself, actor Chris Evans.

Actress Rosanna Arquette, singer-songwriter Mitchy Collins and YouTuber Tyler Oakley were among the other celebrities who took to Twitter to comment on “straight pride.”

Boston Pride President Linda Demarco said in a statement that straight allies of the LGBTQ community are among the thousands who come out every year to march and celebrate.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh didn’t mention the “straight pride” parade in a statement June 4, but the Democrat said this week is about “Boston’s values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering.”

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