BOSTON (CBS) – Organizers of what they’ve dubbed a “Straight Pride” parade say they will be receiving a license from the City of Boston to hold the event on August 31.

Organizers held a press conference on Wednesday outside of City Hall after their public event application was approved. The parade is being put together by a group calling itself “Super Happy Fun America.”

John Hugo said he has been told the group will be able to hold the event on August 31.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh previously said he could not deny the group based on their values. Walsh will not attend the straight pride parade.

“Permits to host a public event are granted based on operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs. The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization’s values,” the mayor said earlier this month.

The group initially requested to raise the “straight pride flag” on City Hall flag polls. This request was denied as city officials said they have sole discretion on what flags fly outside City Hall.

Hugo said Wednesday that Milo Yiannopoulos, a political commentator whose events have regularly been met by protesters, will be the parade’s grand marshal.

“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,” Hugo said in a previous interview with WBZ-TV.

Comments (99)
  1. Doug Day says:

    There WILL be protestors…film and dox them…

    1. Jason Ledd says:

      Next, be sure to have a Family Pride parade, they really hate strong families.

  2. This reminds me of the “Transchrono” pride people. Must be a parody

  3. Bob Suyak says:

    I am really proud that I like women only.

    1. Holly Durkin says:

      Hooray! A red blooded, women loving, strong, value driven man that I would bet believes in God! Real American Men – the real women of this country love you! Hooray for a Real Parade celebrating Love as it was intended. Strange that an American City founded by the MEN that formed our country would consider this a controversy…. oh wait this is the clown city that hid behind their curtains and called out the military when two, that’s right – count them “2” males blew up the Boston Marathon. Boston, your city filled with estrogen ridden males is an embarrassment to this entire country.

  4. Dave Hardesty says:

    Hope no liberal protestors do anything stupid. Protest if you want, it’s your right, but violence or even insiteing violence is not your right and is a crime. Now for law enforcement, you know the law, enforce it even if your supervisors may tell you not to. In fact if they break the law telling you not to enforce the law, arrest them. It’s time for our nation to stop behaving like spoiled children.

  5. atthemurph says:

    The entire idea is brilliant, right down to having Milo be grand Marshall!
    Wish I could attend. I’d dress like a member of the village people, probably the construction worker.

  6. Hey Dave, maybe you should stop acting like a spoiled child yourself. Okay?

  7. Rich Tanner says:

    Good ideal!

  8. Lyle Burwell says:

    An excellent idea. Wish I could attend. Best to all involved. May the LBGTQ community support this as the straight community has supported their parades for years.

  9. Jorge Gonzalez says:

    LGBT do not support straight people. They are violent monsters. Cops will be told to stand down. Allowing the gays to throw objects, block and disrupt the entire procession. Because liberal Boston is all about hate hate hate.

    1. Laurie Maillady says:

      You might want to get some help for that overweening animosity you seem to have toward non-heterosexual persons. Not all are evil, any more than all GOP are evil. The right to protest holds true for all, not just those waving the confederate or SS flag.

    2. Dorothy Cohen says:

      You know what they say about people who protest too much about something, right? Come out of the close Jorge. It is ok.

      1. Paull Cudak says:

        The real problem with your group…… YOU ALL PROTECT EACH OTHERS ACTIONS AS NORMAL NO MATTER WHAT. You don’t condemn any of their perverted actions, I’ve never seen read or heard anything about ANY LGBTQ’s being against NAMBLA or in your paraders will perform perverted actions in your gay parades. Don’t say it has NEVER happened, it has.

  10. hitrestart1 says:

    “Boston Mayor Marty Walsh previously said he could not deny the group based on their values.”

    Yeah, even people with wholesome, traditional family values can’t be denied. Must really pain him to admit that.

    1. You do understand that the whole point of gay pride is to support a community that has been severely suppressed, demonized, and punished throughout history. They march for their basic human rights, something that those born heterosexual never have to worry about being taken away.

      1. Jayjayel Len Whycee says:

        If gay, bi, trans, etc people are systemically oppressed, if they are in fact a persecuted minority, then why do all of the most powerful companies on Earth claw out each other’s eyes in a competition to be the most pro-gay, and mom-and-pop shops everywhere make sure to fly the flag of solidarity? And how are gay people able to march through the streets of every major city, sometimes with cross-dressing children at the head of the parade, announcing their sexuality to the whole world (even if the world didn’t ask and doesn’t care) …if they are so oppressed? Anyone who makes the slightest indication of disagreement with this group’s mores and morals? The group has a mob of SJW’s ready to pounce to defense and retribution, whether by destroying that person’s business or physically assaulting them. that is DEFINITELY not oppression. By even trying to use that word, you dilute and distract from the people in this world who truly ARE oppressed.
        Have your parades, fly your flags, celebrate who you are, fine, happy for you. Just as I am happy for St Patricks parades and flags, Independence Day parades and flags, etc. But put the claim of oppression away for good – it no longer applies

  11. Prince Blake says:

    I am one of the straight clarinet players Milo joked does not exist. To expand my range musically, I took up bass and Sting (another woodwind player) became my role model. Ghost in Machine became the soundtrack of my life and I undertook a Secret Journey to uncover the meaning behind two mysterious symbols that appeared in my home – Pi and Christ. (The “ghost in the machine” is British philosopher Gilbert Ryle’s description of René Descartes’ mind-body dualism. Ryle introduced the phrase in The Concept of Mind (1949).) The result of the journey was stunning. It led to a stone monument at the Alamo gifted from Japan and to 7-year stay in Asia where Islamists plotted a massive attack on the U.S. It led to pleas to stop the 2001 and 2006 airline plots.. A concept of dualism expressed by the intersection of expanding and orbital paths emerged as fundamental to concepts of body and mind as expressions of Time. The hatred directed towards the President in 2001 as a result of his defeat of Al Gore resulted in much of the radical and feminist left refusing to legitimize nor assist the Bush presidency. As a Democrat who lived in Asia where the massive plots were hatched and revealed, I was compelled to speak out against the radical left’s tirade against Bush. Multiple times, I called for the airline plotters to be stopped. The result was a half-measure. Aviation investigators found two of the plotters in U.S. flight schools and vowed to further investigate one of them. In regards to the other, Gore-supporting agents at the FBI found a loophole which prevented them from looking in his bag where threats to the Queen of England were later found. They were preparing to take the Frenchman Moussaui back to France when 9/11 occurred.

  12. Mike Burns says:

    “Mayor Walsh will not attend the straight pride parade.” Guess he is one of the intollerant lying liberal left LGBT supporters who demand their rights and deny anyone else their rights. Protestors Take Notice , I will be at that parade and well armed to protect my rights.

  13. Ernie Paulson says:

    Good luck on the Straight Pride parade. We created and built America, lets celebrate it.

  14. Way to go, CBS, listing Milo Yiannopoulos as a political commentator — don’t you think it would be of interest to the reader to know that he’s gay? Were you unaware? Or did you think that printing that might be too much validity on this march for your tastes? You know, like it would show that the people aren’t anti-gay?

    And you wonder why people think the media is garbage.

  15. chefjimmie1 says:

    Hooray for the mayor, being true to his claim of equality. Most would not allow such a blatant attack on postmodern culture as a “straight” pride parade.

  16. there are a lot of closeted gay dudes in this comment thread. Guys, it’s ok to be gay. Don’t spend your life hating yourself.

  17. Why wouldn’t the LGBTQ community support this parade? I thought we were all free to express ourselves. Or is that just another DemocRat lie?

  18. Big Mama says:

    Just watch the “tolerant” gays cause a riot

  19. Leah Galliker says:

    So, you DO realize Milo Yiannopoulos is openly gay, right? That his only claim to fame is radical right commentary? What on earth are you trying to actually project as an image?

  20. Michael Richards says:

    Yes, hateful, emotionally damaged people are “uncomfortable with a lot of things happening” like love and acceptance of others, for example, as so warmly demonstrated by the Pride Parade. It’s just a shame that they have to act out their hatred with this kind of hurtful display. As self-loathing individuals, it seems that what they really want is a little hate in return, to stir the pot, and I’m sure Boston will give it to them. I only wish they could get some real help instead, so we can all just have some peace.