“For men who are allegedly so ‘proud’ of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event , “Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet accompanied by a video showing marchers. “Seems more like a ‘I-Struggle-With-Masculinity’ parade to me.”
” Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ family next #Pride, “the freshman lawmaker added.
For men who are allegedly so “proud” of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event .
Seems more like a “I-Struggle-With-Masculinity” parade to me. ***
Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next# Pride! ***https://t.co/DUb 52 ktWOP
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)August 31, 2019
In a subsequenttweet, she asked for contributions to a bail fund for “activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community.”
The “Straight Pride Parade” was reportedly organized by a group of three men as a way to respond to the festivities that coincided with LGBT Pride month in June. The Saturday parade drew a massive contingent of counter protesters and a heavy police presence, according to reports.
The video that Ocasio-Cortez linked to showed mostly men walking along the street waving American flags and holding signs that said, “Make Normalcy Normal Again.”
Other signs and floats expressed many messages that echoedPresident TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and the crisis in Hong KongWarren, Sanders battle to be main alternative to BidenHurricane Dorian shifts path toward Georgia , CarolinasMORE‘s rhetoric. One float carried signs that read, “drain the swamp,” “secure America’s borders” and “Trump 2020. “
Boston Police Officer James Moccia, a department spokesman,told CNNthat 34 people were arrested during the parade.
Super Happy Fun America, the group that organized the parade, said on its website that the eventwas heldto “achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights. “
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) denounced the parade on Twitter, calling on city residents to “continue to turn our backs on hatred.”
Let’s continue to turn our backs on hatred, using our voices to continue spreading the message of love.
– Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) (August) , 2019
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