Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocked plans for a “Straight Pride Parade” reportedly being organized in Boston as a response to Pride Month.
“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?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Twitter Wednesday.
“Will people have to come out as straight? What would folks march in? Socks w/ sandals on? Dad jeans?” she continued.
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?
Will people have to come out as straight?
What would folks march in? Socks w/ sandals on? Dad jeans? https://t.co/7SUiWHWRMd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 5, 2019
The Washington Post reported on Monday that the so-called “Straight Pride Parade” is being organized by three men who have designated actor Brad Pitt as their mascot and designed a flag for the event — a blue and pink logo with male and female signs intertwined.
The men are reportedly part of a group called “Super Happy Fun America.”
The parade has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 31, according to a Facebook post from one of the event organizer’s, Mark Sahady.
He wrote that the city is “now working with us on the parade,” and it will take the same route as the official Pride parade.
“Every year, Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength and acceptance of our LGBTQ community,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) said in a statement in response to the news of the parade.
“This is a special week that represents Boston’s values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering. I encourage everyone to join us in celebration this Saturday for the Pride Parade and in the fight for progress and equality for all.”