Straight Pride memes are roasting Boston's new "Straight Pride" parade
5 June 2019, 18:01 | Updated: 7 June 2019, 13:36
Boston city is hosting a "Straight Pride" parade this year and the internet is not here for it...
Straight Pride memes are breaking the internet and they're roasting Boston's 2019 "Straight Pride" parade in the best way.
LGBTQ+ Pride month is finally here. The annual event commemorates the Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City in June 1969. The riots saw lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people fight for their rights and helped change legislation which discriminated against LGBTQ+ people. Every year, the LGBTQ+ community hosts events in June to celebrate each other, honour their predecessors and raise awareness for what still needs to be done to protect our LGBTQ+ siblings.
However, every year there are straight, cisgender people who fail to understand how important LGBTQ+ Pride month is. This year, far-right personality and Super Happy Fun America vice president Mark Sahady has gone viral with a Facebook post in which he reveals that the city of Boston have given him the green light to organise a Straight Pride parade. Naturally, the internet is not impressed and people have been taking to social media to call him out with the most iconic memes.
Check out the funniest Straight Pride memes below.
Sahady's original Facebook post stated: “It looks like the Boston Straight Pride Parade will happen. We filed a discrimination complaint and it appears the City of Boston understands they would lose in litigation. The city is now working with us on the parade. We will have the streets closed and be allowed floats and vehicles. The tentative date is 8/31 but will be finalized in the next few weeks. The proposed parade route is below."
Seeing as straight, cisgender people do not experience oppression based on their sexuality or for identifying as the genders which they were assigned at birth, it is no surprise that LGBTQ+ people are angered by Sahady's statements and Boston's alleged agreement to host a Straight Pride Parade. The mere suggestion of Straight Pride makes a mockery of the actual prejudice which the LGBTQ+ community experiences.
If you visit the Super Happy Fun America website you can find out more about Straight Pride (the website includes its own Straight Pride flag, which has represented the straight community for over '0.4 years"). We're not joking. With that in mind, the internet has done what it does best and created memes out of the situation. Here are just a few of the most hilarious Straight Pride memes so far.
Will there be any women at the Straight Pride parade?
The straight pride parade will be mostly men because very few women will get to come.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 4, 2019
And I oop.
A video explaining why Straight Pride is so important.
me explaining to my boyfriend why we’re going to straight pride pic.twitter.com/ZtXpLaV05s— Eva Victor (@evaandheriud) June 4, 2019
And the Academy Award goes to...
Remember when the police harassed straight people?
They're planning a "straight pride" parade in Boston, presumably to commemorate that historic moment when courageous heterosexual frat bros finally stood up to the gay cops who had been harassing and arresting them for decades.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 5, 2019
A meme within a meme.
straight people— Harrison (@theonlyharrison) June 5, 2019
they need a straight
pride parade: lgbtq community: pic.twitter.com/reOIL9dZKS
We see no lies.
Essential information for people attending the parade.
The secret password to the straight pride parade is “reverse racism”— feminist next door (@emrazz) June 5, 2019
Heterophobia, like reverse racism, does not exist.
How should people dress for the Straight Pride parade?
does anyone need a ride to the straight pride parade? my car has room for 40 pic.twitter.com/iPgXgRCbHp— alex ➐ (@walkingbisexual) June 5, 2019
Clown attire seems appropriate.
Although this is probably what people will wear.
The Straight Pride Parade is just five guys wearing this pic.twitter.com/rBMUzdqjk7— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 4, 2019
You know it's true.
It looks like some people are upset.
Found this in a fb thread where some guy is talking about organizing a straight pride parade. Hilarious and accurate! pic.twitter.com/V8INRY5GiN— 💖Jessie 💛 Bee 💙 (@seejessiedraw) June 4, 2019
About what, exactly?
What will the parade look like?
A straight pride parade is just 5 guys bullying someone wearing their school football team jersey in the middle of the street.— ImAllexx (@ImAllexx) June 5, 2019
What will the Straight Pride parade floats be?
Floats for the Straight Pride Parade...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 4, 2019
- Giant AXE body spray
- Bag of Doritos
- Big Mountain Dew
- Tomi Lahren riding a Swastika
- Jacob Wohl waving on a Twinkie
- Charlie Kirk in a diaper
- The curly hair gun girl in a beige leotard riding an AR-15
- Giant Parent’s basement
Actually this is the one.
Each float in the straight pride parade is 10 guys explaining a different Coen brothers movie to you.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 5, 2019
This is so specific.
People are making some excellent points.
if y’all heterosexuals want a straight pride parade,we have to ban heterosexual marriage first pic.twitter.com/wckV98FSoR— sʇǝɹlᴉuƃ (@iamsebastianB) June 5, 2019
The talent that this tweet has.
Can the Straight Pride organisers please read this?
Arguing for a Straight Pride is like walking up to a venue with a single wheel chair ramp and demanding it be replaced with a staircase because it’s not fair that people who aren’t like you could possibly benefit from something that has nothing to do with you.— T REX (@trexinchicago) June 4, 2019
Seriously, the arrogance and ignorance of these people.
Regina George said it best.
stop trying to make a straight pride parade happen it’s never going to happen pic.twitter.com/6IgdVliUm8— ᵗᵉᵃ spill (@TeaSpillYT) June 5, 2019
A true ally.
It's almost like straight people want to be oppressed.
Straight pride parade lmao people really be out here like this pic.twitter.com/Xix8xkPGIL— actually straight (@blubberypancake) June 4, 2019
When the reality is...
On Boston's "Straight Pride Parade." pic.twitter.com/VBndnrpYlo— James Fell (@BodyForWife) June 4, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said 'LGBTQ+ Rights'.
Will “Straight Pride” be a Freaky Friday type situation where all of our history books, movies, stories, media, news, etc feature mostly LGBTQ+ people & perspectives?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 5, 2019
Will people have to come out as straight?
What would folks march in? Socks w/ sandals on? Dad jeans? https://t.co/7SUiWHWRMd
What an amazing woman.
Captain America said 'LGBTQ+ RIGHTS'.
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose?? https://t.co/gaBWtq2PaL— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 5, 2019
The best Chris.
Straight Pride actually already exists.
when’s straight pride? love island’s on ITV 2 at 9, knock yourself out— joe (@notjoebulger) June 3, 2019
Also its canon that parades are queer.
You can’t have a Straight Pride Parade. Parades are inherently gay. Embrace it.— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) June 4, 2019
We don't make the rules.
Nice try everyone but the best joke about the straight pride parade is the phrase straight pride parade— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) June 5, 2019
...Happy LGBTQ+ Pride month! Stay safe.