BOSTON (CBS) – Days before Boston’s Pride parade fills city streets, celebrating the LGBTQ community, another parade proposal is causing an uproar on social media. John Hugo is the president of a group calling itself Super Happy Fun America. His goal is to create a straight pride parade.

Hugo explains, “We want people to be aware that there is not only one side of things. There’s a lot of people that are uncomfortable with a lot of things that are going on in our country and they’re afraid to speak up.”

The idea for a straight pride parade is one Mayor Walsh is quick to dismiss.

John Hugo (WBZ-TV)

“Come on, I don’t know what this straight pride parade is all about. I know that we have a pride parade on Saturday and that’s what I’m going to march in,” Mayor Walsh said.

Boston Pride President Linda Demarco says in a statement: “Boston Pride welcomes everyone to march in the Pride Parade this Saturday, June 8th. We know that straight allies of the LGBTQ community are among the thousands of supporters who come out every year to march, observe and celebrate. We are looking forward to seeing our straight friends, family, and neighbors at the Boston Pride parade and festival this Saturday along with members of the LGBTQ community. In the meantime, we are focused on putting on our largest Boston Pride parade ever.”

Boston Pride Parade (WBZ-TV)

Hugo says if they do get the go ahead from the city, they’d like to hold the parade the last Saturday of August and it would be the same route as this weekend’s pride parade.

He also says next year he would be open to merging with the Pride Parade.

Comments (113)
  1. Jordan Lewis Ring says:

    yes more parades….more …since they have no idea re d-day……we created a bunch that couldn’t defend Carson beach…..GOD BLESS USA AND POTUS 45!

    1. I thought the LBGQXYZ’s were now equal? If so, why would they care about a straight pride parade? Equality isn’t a one way street. But more importantly, we need to be raising men, like ones who landed on Normandy, not a bunch of pansies who have to express themselves day in and day out.

      1. Dave Turner says:

        But to them it’s a one way street. They’re “special”, remember? /s

      2. Chris Havens says:

        You have to remember All Animals are equal. Just some animals are more equal than others.

        Besides, is not PRIDE one of the deadly sins? May as well let them have another one.

      3. Ken Dixon says:

        And you’re certain that not a single one of the 132,000 men who invaded France was gay?

      4. It’s lgbtP – Pedophilia is the next thing to be normalized in Clown World.

      5. Dorothy Cohen says:

        You do realize that there were gay men serving their country, and a few were most likely on Normandy Beach that day, just like there are gay men and women in the service today, Love letters from a British RAF to his love during WWII have been uncovered; and some gay people are probably fighting that miserable war in Afghanistan. There were definitely gay soldiers in Vietnam, as they’ve told their stories publicly, and there’s been writings that show there were gay Union and Confederate soldiers, and we can’t forget male on male rape in the military. All of those men and more recently, women served their country and GASP were gay. I think I’d rather sit in a foxhole next to one of them any day of the week because they are most certainly not pansies. p.s. For the record, I’d rather have no parades at all, but if its going to happen, I believe anyone should be able to have a parade, gay or straight.

    2. Advertising and celebrating one’s perversions and mental illness is not a great idea. It gives children the wrong impression of what sex and love and marriage and normal family, is.

      1. Morgan O'Rourke says:


    3. Dan Purcell says:

      Liberals don’t have to be gay to suck.

  2. Russell Jennison says:

    How about everyone keep their sexuality to themselves? No need for parades, most people don’t care.

  3. Chris Martel says:

    So let me get this straight, we can celebrate perversity, but do NOT celebrate normalcy. Free speech only to those who agree with the lgbtqrstuv crew.

    1. You forgot the P for pedophiles.

  4. John Mattaboni says:

    Because YOUR group can’t be represented. No officially sanction “victim” status.

    1. If you think white straight conservative men are not being victimized in all quarters, you aren’t paying attention. Check out Jordan Peterson, he has made a lucrative career out of defending men and boys who are mostly white, conservative, maybe even Christian … Although, he works in the interest young colored boys and men have some of the same issues, if they don’t happen to be street apes. That is a whole other problem.

  5. Mels Rogue says:

    Love the liberal tolerance and equality
    or should I say lack there of

    Again example #908745 liberalism is a mental disorder

  6. Carter Gwynn says:

    We shoud celelbrate diveristy and let the straigths parade.

  7. Forest Vanhelde says:

    I think it’s a great idea! Everyone is invited, straight, gay, bi, etc. Let’s Party!

  8. Mike Arvand says:

    liberals. all about “tolerance and understanding” but can never tolerate or understand anyone with a different opinion.

  9. Dennis Taylor says:

    I wonder which group will be better dressed..

    1. More appropriately is a better question.

  10. d0ct0rj says:

    Nobody should be surprised at this. Those protesting a Straight Pride parade are merely heterophobic hate-mongers.

  11. Forest Woodstock says:

    Combine nothing.. Let the Gay Pride parade happen, then the Straight Pride parade. You angry liberals need to cool your jets and recognize that 3% of the population does not override 97% of the population.

    1. You would think by 2019 we would have a clear irrefutable percentage of the population that each sexual preference group represents but we all use ‘ranges’, even trained Doctors and Therapists use Ranges. I think it serves a political purpose and it was worked WONDERS for some 1 to whatever percent. I bet homosexuals only are at best 2.25%

  12. Steve Madison says:

    not this way…you can’t mock the mockers.

  13. It is a tongue in cheek idea designed to rile perpetual victims and whiners. I would join the march if I could. Identity politics suck.

    1. Well, the gays don’t understand tongue in cheek. Oh wait …

  14. Which one is for breeders? L G B T or Q?

  15. James Lea says:

    But no backlash on gay pride marches?

  16. Doug Johnstone says:

    Anyone who is against the straight pride parade is a heterophobic bigot. Absolutely sickening we still have bigots in this country.

  17. David Puddy says:

    Why are leftist the most intolerant people?

  18. Greg Marmai says:

    You have your hetero parade in Boston, it’s called the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the one where you allow child molesting priests march but not Gays.

  19. Michael Chovich says:

    Maybe they are proud that they made babies with their spouse and created a family. I am proud of marrying my wife and having a bunch of children with her.

  20. How about combining the two and calling it the “Exhibitionist Pride March”?

  21. Sam Spade says:

    Only sodomy should be celebrated.

  22. John E Walker says:

    Straights seem to be the real oppressed minority now… so why not a parade for them???

  23. If nothing else this allows everyone to see how stupid pride parades for any group really are. Go out and live your life…

  24. Reginald Winthorp says:

    Haters gonna hate, but not procreate.

  25. Although everyone, gay or straight, black or white or Asian, etc., should be allowed to have a pride parade, you KNOW what would go down if one happened. All the snowflakes and militant types would demonstrate against it and it would turn into a riot requiring teargas and other police intervention, because The Left isn’t peaceful, law abiding or well-behaved.

  26. Wayne Gilmore says:

    Once again Liberal, leftist are GIGANTIC hypocrites. We can do YOU can’t.

  27. jay10940 says:

    This proposal certainly has brought out who the haters really are and it’s not the heteros.

  28. There was already a straight pride parade in Charlottesville. It didn’t go over that well.

    1. Matthew Graff says:

      Yes as those Antifa parades are so full of tolerance and acceptance, you know the Antifa darlings of the left?

  29. John Mandell says:

    Sodomite peodphiles & Afkikans are the only ones who can be recognized anywhere.

  30. This is just some guys with a sense of humor trolling people without a sense of humor. Everybody calm down. LOL

  31. Tony Johnson says:

    Liberals and queers only want it their way. Anything else is unacceptable to the tyrannic deviants of perversion and filth.

  32. Matt Oldfield says:

    What are Liberals and Gays afraid of. The parade might make them Conservative and Straight?

  33. Gerg Steven says:

    A parade for the normals. Who woulda thought?

  34. Sam Fry says:

    Great! So the gay allies of the straight marchers will be right alongside them….right?

  35. Larry Dean Hinze says:

    They shove their parades down out our throats (HA HA!) and we go with it. I don’t care if your gay, you should not care if I am straight. I have just as much right to attend a PROUD TO BE STRAIGHT rally as anyone. GET OVER IT.

  36. pride.. there’s another word hijacked by the left. first it was “gay”, there was a time when “gay’ just meant “happy”, now it means your’e a homo. and more recently “curvy” which now means you’re fat..

    the latest is “pride”, now synomynous with “gay” which means you are a homo.

  37. Funny how the groups that want equal treatment and inclusion don’t practice what they preach

  38. What exactly is the homo community supposed to be celebrating anyway? Those parades are a huge waste of resources. Best to tell them all, gay or straight, if they want to celebrate their sexuality to perhaps drink some champagne and do some party poppers in the privacy of their own home. Keep your bedroom out of our lives – we don’t care.

  39. Oren Wysocki says:

    It is discrimination to deny straight people the right to defend behaviors that defend their souls and their human biology. Human sexuality is not limitless in its options and potential, all of our emotions are derived from our biology and spirits. You will live with feelings of incompletion, gender confusion, loneliness and many more if you violate the limitations of the human being or deny yourself A massive desire for the opposite sex.
    To teach children that there are no genders is also child abuse, our very thoughts are almost entirely dependant on our biology and souls. To trick children into rebelling against how they were born, spending their whole lives trying to be equal to avoid supposedly hurting girls feelings or that of homos is immoral, female history and behavior along with male history and behavior does not back up the false and fake teachings of most american universities that women underperformed men in the workplace due to schovanism, the same explanation about the only opposition to homosexuality being based on hatred is shallow, and A cover for censorship. In G-d I trust.

  40. John Oakman says:

    The gay crowd kills each other at a higher rate than society at large—wonder Y ??

  41. Paul Roberts says:

    “The idea for a straight pride parade is one Mayor Walsh is quick to dismiss.” So Straight people have no forum because we are discriminated against. I hope the Straight community kicks his butt out of office next election. If you give preference to one group you cannot deny it to another. Sexual discrimination. Is it bad to have people to be proud that they are not Homosexuals? What is the Mayor identifying himself as today? An ass.

  42. Warrior of GOD says:

    Super Freak Parade….

  43. This is genius!!!! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander…..

  44. Jason Weishaupt says:

    I work in Nat Sec to protect ALL Amerikans’ right to march. But remember this, 100% of Iraq under Saddam was bully run by only 15% of the population.

  45. Brad Moore says:

    July 4th is going to be a great parade in DC!!! Let everyone celebrate!

  46. Will Thompson says:

    I really hope Mayor Walsh will not wear those leather hot pants again.

    I kid, I kid.

  47. Jim Toms says:

    I thought liberals were in favor of tolerance and inclusiveness?

  48. JAKE671 says:


  49. Bobby Sargent says:

    Outrage! Outrage! Outrage! There is just not enough Outrage these days and I am Outraged!

  50. Gary Arpon says:

    Proof that teh gays KNOW they are freaks!

  51. John Kaffen says:

    If a gay parade is ok, then a normal parade is. If the gays don’t like it, they can go eff each other…oh wait, they already do.

  52. Una B Connors says:

    Straight people have no need to parade around for the purpose of a public proclamation as to their sexual preference.

  53. Mark Green says:

    This attack on Free Assembly is not a ‘backlash’.

    It is a politically-correct assault on Free Speech.

  54. Matthew A Crawford says:

    Now we just have to decide which month will be heterosexual pride month,my vote is for August.

  55. We need every straight person from the Northeast who objects to the current LGBTQ insanity to show up for this event. Let’s get millions of people there as a show of force against the culture crusaders of the Left. If Boston denies the permit we need to have the event in defiance. If they try to stop us, let the American Yellow Vest Revolution commence.

  56. William P. Ratigan says:

    When the left AKA fringe community wants to marginalize what has been normal for eons it proves they are only interested in their own selfish needs. Its a huge tell. Straight people for the most part are the reason they exist at all.

  57. Tom Smith says:

    Pride comes before the fall! God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble!

  58. Dave Fay says:

    It’s okay to not be gay

  59. stickyicky97 says:

    I never understood how prancing around almost naked and depicting sex acts during a Pride Parade helps advance their cause or why it’s celebrated. Imagine if the Straight Pride Parade did something similiar. With that being said, I am for anyone being allowed to have a parade. If you’re going to accommadate one group, you should do the same with the others.

  60. I love it when the gays say they welcome everyone to march in their parade. In my mind joining a group that promoted necrophilia would be just as repugnant as associating with the gay activist nuts. They have de-facto isolation. It is easy to start a group no normal person wants to join then say the normals discriminate against you. Is the new normal abnormal?

  61. Don McCoy says:

    “Pride” is ONLY OK for minorities! Gay pride…women’s pride…Black pride–ONLY for minorities. If a white male has pride he’s in violation of SEVERAL Leftist Social Justice mandates and MUST be attacked an punished IMMEDIATELY. But KEEP working and KEEP paying taxes! I’m proud to be straight. Proud to be white. Proud to be male. Not sorry, either.

  62. Patrick Holman says:

    Thank you to the LGBTQP community for your tolerance and inclusiveness of all people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, or social class. You make a fine example of love and kindness as you embrace the vastly diverse community of Boston. Pride should be proud of themselves!

  63. Bob Kathy Mosca says:

    wait? I don’t have the right to be proud that I’m straight? Yet I must acknowledge and salute the brave gays and transgender who insist on calling me an intolerant so and so because I simply disagree with them?

  64. The concept is a strange one: let’s have a parade celebrating what I do with my genitals in my free time. Oddest reason for a parade, ever.

  65. Larry Waltz says:

    How dare they try and have a parade. A bunch of homophobes

  66. Alan McKenzie says:

    I am still trying to understand a couple of things:

    1) Why do we think it’s right/good to go around telling people what your sexual preferences and such are? Do we also go around shouting “I like to eat cookies” or “Just because I eat with my mouth open doesn’t make me a pig, it’s just my choice” Of course not.

    Is the LG+ (shortened to same me time) community having these parades and such doing it to ADVERTISE? Is it because they want MORE MEMBERS? Remember now, this is a ‘group’ of people that makes up less than 4% of the US population . Yep, it’s 3.8% TOTAL – not the much thrown out 10% – that’s not even CLOSE! In fact not one STATE is that high, even Washington D.C. (which isn’t a state and is at 8.6%) – check WikiPedia if you don’t believe me.

    So, is there a movement to increase those numbers for some reason? If so, isn’t that going AGAINST the notion that we are ‘born’ that way?

    2) Why is it that we have TWO whole MONTHS (June AND October) labeled as LGBT Pride months, but only ONE DAY to celebrate our VETERANS?? (oh sure, there’s D-Day for those that were in WWII and Armed Forces day for those in the Military currently, but most people don’t hear about them much).

    So, 60 days for LG+ celebrations, but only 3 days for the people who have fought or are continuing to fight to protect our nation and ALL its inhabitants?

    And even with those 3 days, only ONE is really about having PRIDE in our soldiers (Armed Forces Day) while the other two are days of remembrance. What a shame that LG+ are given so much more ‘press’ and ‘pride’ than our fine soldiers.

  67. Joe Renaud says:

    Both the city of Boston and the gay community are biased when it comes to their ideas of “equality”. Anyone not towing their agenda is seen as an enemy and that sows hatred from mostly the far left and gay communities towards the rest of their population who are in fact the largest tax base in Boston. Keep up the hatred Mayor of Boston, eventually your tax base will get wise and leave.

  68. Iehova Deus says:

    I will soon be moving to a small town in the Boston area. I suppose that I will have to avoid publicly criticising immorality when in Boston, lest Democrats or their paramilitary wing, Antifa, attack me for it. I do look forward to the day when it is ourselves who will be in power, and will be able to censor anti-Christian speech, as our enemies now censor Christian speech. Today the First Amendment is disregarded by legislators and judges who are anti-Christian; tomorrow it will be disregarded by us.

  69. I find this totally disgusting and homophobic. They are basically undermining the fact that gay people have to go to the streets to ask straight people to stop bullying, killing and consider them second-class people just because they don’t want to fall in love with a person of the opposite sex.