An anti-LGBTQ group in Boston calling themselves "Super Happy Fun America" is trying to undermine gay pride with their own straight pride parade in August.
As expected, it did not go over well, with men's grooming products AXE and actor Chris Evans denouncing the parade that will "advocate on behalf of the straight community."
A flag representing the homophobic movement first appeared in Canada in October 2018. The tacky black and white banner was derided then and is currently being mocked on social media.
The flag was introduced back into the public consciousness after talk of the straight pride parade circulated on the internet, but instead of fueling rage, it is being ripped to shreds with countless memes.
Introducing the latest target of mockery:
the straight pride flag.
The straight pride flag. Celebrating heteronormativity: a way of life where people can only see the world in black… https://t.co/zlmPojNCEm— Sandra Newman (@Sandra Newman) 1559856751.0
The Straight Pride Flag looks that it's from a sci-fi dystopia television series that critics say is too over-the-t… https://t.co/WHNUgMcj10— Leon Thomas (@Leon Thomas) 1559873037.0
Comparisons of the bland banner were drawn to the jumpsuits of cartoon crooks.
@sannewman https://t.co/ivKJ4IBa2l— Jeremy Boxen (@Jeremy Boxen) 1559856930.0
@iSmashFizzle out here looking like Mad Dog McGurk from DuckTales https://t.co/ByfL9pijBL— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤) 1559824590.0
And one was compared to the frock of one who is not entirely cartoonish.
@sannewman Even 4chan & 8Chan #Incels need inspiration, I guess. https://t.co/gMPvkuiti1— Celiene O'Hara (@Celiene O'Hara) 1560114534.0
"Aye fam, can you design me a flag for Straight Pride?" "Sure, what'd you have in mind?" "Not exactly sure, but I w… https://t.co/trBlMBCeDI— R (@R) 1559769292.0
Homophobes, it's time to break free from the shackles and come out, amirite?
@sannewman Said it once, I will say it again, that flag looks like it is saying "My straightness is a prison, free me!"— Steve Kess (@Steve Kess) 1559857076.0
@iSmashFizzle straight pride flag out here looking like Beetlejuice https://t.co/hgkTRGIsnb— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤) 1559822692.0
@iSmashFizzle straight pride flag out here looking like a stack of oreos https://t.co/q2PctbtYeE— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤) 1559823395.0
The position of the gender symbols is very questionable.
@telushk @BayAreaSRA really into the subtle sexism+sexual innuendo in the positioning of the symbols here, this is a lot to take in— dawn 🦂 🛡️ (@dawn 🦂 🛡️) 1559777128.0
@ChuckWendig It's also appropriate that the female symbol is just laying there waiting for it to be over.— Christa Faust (@Christa Faust) 1559825459.0
The Straight Pride Flag looks like it’s the cover of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS if it was written by t… https://t.co/de7qJNKoiC— Glen Weldon (@Glen Weldon) 1559820993.0
@faustfatale @ChuckWendig Both the Mars and Venus symbols are sideways because they clearly and incorrectly said "o… https://t.co/4I0y6jtYsA— Jordan ⚧🦇 Trans Bat Lady (She/Her) (@Jordan ⚧🦇 Trans Bat Lady (She/Her)) 1559837025.0
This freak flag is majorly flawed.
I suppose it is appropriate that the "straight pride" flag is colorless and corpse-dead, a bleak, washed-out old-ti… https://t.co/dTbs4AOrUx— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig) 1559825151.0
@ghweldon they reeeeally want to make sure everyone knows straight is the least fun sexuality— youtube thelma (@youtube thelma) 1559829591.0
@ChuckWendig I swear if I were trying to come up with a Straight Pride flag as a parody I couldn't do better than this— Amal El-Mohtar (@Amal El-Mohtar) 1559836485.0
The city of Boston has yet to issue a permit for the straight pride parade. However, Boston mayor Marty Walsh stated the city cannot "deny a permit based on an organization's values."
Adding further confusion to the loathsome pageant is Super Happy Fun America's appointing of Milo Yiannopoulos—a former Breitbart News editor who is gay—as its grand marshall.
Apparently, not everything is always black and white.
If you're a straight ally who supports equality, there is a pride flag for you!
File:Straight Ally flag.svg - Wikimedia Commons
Straight Ally flag
It's available here.