AOC mocks Straight Pride parade over lack of women, calls it 'I-Struggle-With-Masculinity' march
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on Saturday, August 31, mocked Boston's controversial "Straight Pride Parade," and suggested that it should have been called an "I-Struggle-With-Masculinity" march as press coverage of the event showed that it was mostly attended by men.
AOC, in her Saturday tweet, wrote: "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 an "I-Struggle-With-Masculinity" parade to me. Hope they grow enough over the next year to support/join LGBTQ fam next #pride!"
The New York Representative also posted a video from the Saturday march, where most of the "Straight Pride" participants were shown as male as they held "Make normalcy normal again" signs, in an apparent attempt on Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.
The youngest Congresswoman in American history also tweeted asking people to donate bail money for the LGBTQ activists who had been arrested during the march.
"One way to support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston’s white supremacist parade? Contribute to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community," she tweeted.
Reports state that a total of thirty-four people were arrested during the parade in Boston on Saturday. The parade saw "Straight Pride" advocates marching while there were hundreds of counter-demonstrators who slammed the participants of parade, deeming them homophobic. The procession in its entirety entailed hundreds of people from the two camps as they stood close enough to yell in each other's faces. There was, however, no serious violence reported at the event, according to the Daily Mail.
Among the "Straight Pride" supporters, there were also a few white LGBTQIA members marching with them, including a trans woman who was pictured walking with a Trump sign decorated with the trans flag.
The "Straight Parade" was organized by a group which calls itself 'Super Happy Fun America' in response to the popular gay pride parades that are organized every year across the country. The group's website said that the march was intended to "spread awareness of issues impacting straights," describing heterosexuals as "an oppressed majority" in Massachusetts.
Some of the critics have come out and said that the organizers of the controversial parade are white-supremacists who are trying to bait LGBT community members in Boston.
"The organizers of the Straight Pride Parade have long and well-documented ties to white supremacists and anti-immigrant movements," a protester said to CBS News. "In general, they are fascists who believe that they are the only acceptable type of being."