The Boston Straight Parade has faced a couple of major setbacks.
- Tomi Lahren has endorsed it. That’s the kiss of death right there.
- Their chosen “mascot”, Brad Pitt, has ordered them to stop using his name and image.
- To fill the gaping void left by Pitt’s rejection, organizers asked Milo Yiannopoulos to fill in. Tomi Lahren pouts at the rejection.
- Tragically and confusingly, desperate-for-attention Milo accepts.
The organization later named Yiannopoulos, who is openly gay, as its grand marshal for the event.
“I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advocating for the rights of America’s most brutally repressed identity — straight people — so I know a thing or two about discrimination,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement released by the group.
“This parade is a gift to anyone, male or female, black or white—gay and transgender allies, too!—who will stand with us and celebrate the wonder and the majesty of God’s own heterosexuality. Men, bring your most toxic selves. Women, prepare to burn your briefcases! Because it’s great to be straight, and we’re not apologizing for it any more. We’re Here, Not Queer.”
- The parade organizer, Mark Sahady, has been revealed to be a far right thug who has organized violent and anti-semitic events.
David Neiwert, author of Alt America and a longtime observer of the US far right, believes the march is primarily opportunistic. For the Daily Kos, he described Sahady as a “street brawler” with “a history … of organizing violent events”.
Neiwert told the Guardian: “What we know about these street-fighting gangs is that they latch on to whatever they can in order to go out and fight with the left.”
He added: “In this case it’s so utterly juvenile that it’s like a sixth-grade taunt.”
There’s a word for these people.