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USGroup pushes Boston 'straight pride' parade, sparks backlash

16:25  05 june  2019
16:25  05 june  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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BOSTON — An attempt at a “ straight pride ” parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade . The group didn’t immediately respond to email or Facebook messages. Boston Pride President Linda Demarco said in a statement Tuesday that straight allies of

BOSTON (AP) — An attempt at a “ straight pride ” parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade . Efforts by the group calling itself Super Happy Fun America come amid LGBTQ Pride Month, with Boston ’s parade scheduled for Saturday. City officials say the group

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An attempt at a "straight pride" parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade.

Efforts by the group calling itself Super Happy Fun America come amid LGBTQ Pride Month, with Boston's parade scheduled for Saturday.

City officials say the group has been in contact with the city, but hasn't received permits. Organizers want to host the parade in August.

The group didn't immediately respond to email or Facebook messages.

Boston Pride President Linda Demarco said in a statement Tuesday that straight allies of the LGBTQ community are among the thousands who come out every year to march and celebrate.

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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 .

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh didn't mention the "straight pride" parade in a statement Tuesday, but the Democrat said this week is about "Boston's values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering."

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