‘Straight Pride Parade’ Group Announces March In Dallas

2019 Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ (images via screen capture)

They’re baaaaaaaack!

The folks who created the sad failure that was the Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ this past August are planning another shindig to take shots at the LGBTQ community.

Alt-right hate group Super Happy Fun America posted an announcement on their Facebook page they will be heading down to Dallas, Texas, on November 16 to hold a ‘March’ they say will “bring awareness to the fact that we as the American people are allowing our values and morals to be compromised!”

“We need to stand up and stop this from happening!!!,” continues the post complete with 3 exclamation points. “NO MORE COMPROMISE!!!!”

Four exclamation points and all caps must mean they really, really mean it!!!!

The title of the event seems to be ‘Protect Our Next Generation.’

From what you may ask? Well, the list of topics planned for discussion include:

• Sex/Human Trafficking
• Legalized Prostitution
• Marriage values (One man and one woman)
• Abortion (It is murder)
• Genders (There are only two; XX as female and XY as male)
• Ploys of the RADICAL left-wing LGBTQ groups trying to shut down our businesses and churches.
• Drag Queen Story Times (Stop pushing this onto our children)

Sounds like real ‘super happy fun,’ huh?

“Straight people are an oppressed majority,” says John Hugo, president of Super Happy Fun America. “We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgment and hate.”

He adds, “The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.”

Because nothing says ‘oppressed’ like being over 90% of the population.

Of course, the initial ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston was a huge failure with only a couple hundred supporters showing up. The parade-goers were actually outnumbered by 1,000+ pro-LGBTQ counter-protesters.

And then there’s the Modesto, California, ‘Straight Pride’ event that flopped bigly in August drawing only about 20 attendees. As in Boston, they were outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters.

Those folks couldn’t get a permit to hold their rally in a city park, so they did their thing in front of a Planned Parenthood.


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Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ Fails, Participants Outnumbered By Pro-LGBT Protesters

The so-called ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston ended up a massive fail for the organizers as only a small number of participants showed up on Saturday while the pro-LGBTQ counterprotesters far outnumbered those marching.

From NBC News:

The parade, which drew several dozen participants, kicked off at around noon to the sound of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” with some floats displaying messages of support for President Donald Trump, with signs such as “build the wall,” “Trump nation” and “Blue Lives Matter.”

Since plans for the event were announced in early June, organizers have come under criticism. Some critics said that parade organizers are white supremacists whose intent was to bait members of the LGBT community in one of America’s most liberal cities.

The Independent adds:

The organisers of a controversial “Straight Pride” rally are heavily linked with far-right movements and nationalist protests, it has emerged. Now questions have been raised over the past political activities of the trio of men behind the group, John Hugo, Mark Sahady, and Chris Bartley.

Mr. Sahady and Mr. Bartley are both heavily associated with Resist Marxism – a loose ultra-conservative group found to have links to white supremacist organisations – while Mr. Hugo ran, unsuccessfully, for congress in 2018 with an endorsement from the same group.

And from The Washington Examiner:

The small crowd that gathered in support of the parade was met with signs and protesters who seemed to outnumber the parade attendees in the early hours.

Boston police donned riot gear in anticipation of potential violence, as the parade was expected to feature an appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who was set to be the grand marshal and mascot for the parade.

The Proud Boys, a far-right group that often clashes with far-left Antifa during demonstrations and gatherings, also made an appearance in Boston for the Saturday parade.

Yiannopoulos was first spotted shortly before 1 p.m. donning a glittering “Make America Great Again” hat. The parade began a short time after, and police began using physical force to maintain order as emotions on both sides ran high.

Photojournalist Bob Bishop reports during his speech at the event, Yiannopoulos told the crowd gays should pay reparations to the families of AIDS victims and Hurricane Dorian may be gods punishment to Florida for allowing Disney to create gay characters.

More from Bishop:

And finally, this little nugget:

Remember, according to the Straight Pride organizers:

“Super Happy Fun America advocates on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect, inclusivity, equality, diversity, unity, solidarity, dignity, social mobility, empowerment, sustainability, justice, awareness, intersectionality, human rights, education, access, participation, dialogue, visibility, tolerance, and alliances with people from all walks of life.

“We encourage everyone to embrace our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity regardless of sexual orientation.”

California Town Says No To 'Straight Pride Parade' Permit

‘Straight Pride’ organizer Don Grundmann
The Northern California city of Modesto has said “no permit for you” to the organizers of a so-called ‘Straight Pride Parade” event that was planned for August 24.

The National Straight Pride Coalition had hoped to hold their event at Graceada Park.

Organizers say they expected some 500 attendees to show up at their event that was to celebrate “heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.”
Sounds like white supremacy to me, but, hey, I just report the news…

Dozens of citizens showed up at a recent city council meeting opposing the rally saying it would promote animosity towards LGBTQ people and minorities.
At that meeting, one of the organizers for the event, Don Grundmann, drew big laughs when he told the city council he was the leader of “a totally peaceful, racist group.” 
He later claimed it was a slip of the tongue, but you know how truth has a way of coming out.

According to ABC News, city spokesman Thomas Reeves says the permit request was denied over safety concerns because the group lost its liability insurance and the parks department determined the event wasn’t consistent with park use.

As a compromise, the city did say it would allow the rally to be held at a downtown plaza should the ‘Straight Pride’ group get its insurance requirements in place by Tuesday.

‘Straight Pride’ Organizer: We Are A “Totally Peaceful, Racist Group”

Don Grundmann (screen capture)

In the end, the truth will out itself.

While addressing the city council of Modesto, California, Don Grundmann, one of the organizer’s of a proposed ‘Straight Pride’ parade, told the councilors he is a leader of “a totally peaceful, racist group.”

The room instantly burst into laughter at the blunder.

Watch below.

Grundmann tried to correct his comment, but the slip had those in attendance laughing so hard he couldn’t be heard over the hysteria.

He is the co-founder of the National Straight Pride Coalition with local resident Mylinda Mason.

I recently reported on Mason’s adopted son, Matthew, who is openly gay and speaking out against the event and his own mother.

Matthew told NBC News that he was home-schooled by his mother from kindergarten to 12th grade and was “raised to toe her party line.”

“Any sort of ideological deviation from her philosophy was grounds for punishment, so I quickly learned that I had to say what she wanted me to say and do what she wanted me to do — until I became an adult and I was free and then I lived in my own truth, so that’s what I’m doing,” Matthew told NBC News.

The 28-year-old says his mother would bring him to anti-LGBTQ protests outside the annual LGBTQ prom in Hayward, California.

When NBC News spoke to the mother, she blamed her son’s homosexuality for their poor relationship.

“Homosexuals, in general, pull away from family and friends at some point,” she said, calling it “very typical.”

The Modesto News reports more than a hundred locals showed up to address the city council about the upcoming event.

Gay Son Of ‘Straight Pride’ Organizer Puts The Hate Rally On Blast

In addition to the upcoming 'Straight Pride Parade' in Boston on August 31, homophobic folks on the other side of the country in California are attempting to hold their own faux 'Pride' event.

In addition to the upcoming ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston on August 31, homophobic folks on the other side of the country in California are attempting to hold their own faux ‘Pride’ event.

Working under the name “National Straight Pride Coalition,” the organizers say they plan to “celebrate heterosexuality, masculinity-femininity, babies-born and unborn, Western civilization, our wonderful country, Christianity.”

These kinds of events are generally viewed as mocking the annual LGBTQ Pride events held across the country.

Organizers have applied for a permit to hold their ‘Straight Pride’ rally on August 24th in Modesto’s Graceada Park.

But the gay son of one of the organizers told the Modesto Bee he will ask City Council members to not issue the permit for the event.

Matthew Mason is the adopted and estranged son of one of the organizers of the event. He told the Modesto Bee“We don’t want hate in Modesto. I am making sure Modesto is not a place for hate speech.”

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“They believe Western Civilization should be straight, white and Christian with a very specific gender binary,” explained Matthew. “They believe this should be a culture war. It’s rhetoric I’ve heard my whole life.”

The 28-year-old adds that he has no problem with people celebrating ‘straight pride’ in earnest. But adds,  “You don’t have to say that means (LGBTQ+ community members) are deviants. You can be Christians, but you don’t have to dictate that people in the LGBTQ+ community are not Christians. You can celebrate Western Civilization without saying, ‘West is best.’”

Matthew is currently planning a candlelight vigil to protest the ‘Straight Pride’ event. He also plans on addressing the Modesto City Council to urge it not to allow the event “because it has the potential for violence.”

Matthew’s biological mother, Kristi Ah You, is a Modesto City Council member. She told the local CBS News affiliate that the city will probably not grant a permit to the event because the event would constitute hate speech.

PayPal Shuts Down ‘Straight Pride Parade’ Account

Super Happy Fun America VP Mark Sahady (image via Facebook)

More bad news for the organizers of the so-called ‘Straight Pride Parade’ scheduled to happen in Boston on August 31.

In an entry on the group’s website, Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), organizer Mark Sahady shares that PayPal has “permanently limited” their account. This apparently means the group can’t collect any more donations via the popular online money transfer service.

Sahady shares a letter from PayPal which says the SHFA website violates PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy.

The letter goes on to say SHFA can still withdraw whatever funds are in their account, but the organizers are to “remove all references to PayPal” from their site.

Sahady spins this as – you guessed it – intolerant ’heterophobia.’

As I’ve previously reported, numerous corporations have refused to do business or be associated with the group.

Netflix, TripAdvisor, Bank of America and many more have sent cease-and-desist letters to SHFA for using their logos on the ‘Straight Pride Parade’ website.

In his blog post, Sahady tries to take credit for a recent drop in Netflix’s stock saying, “Thanks to all our fans who canceled their accounts in protest at the intolerance for our Straight Pride movement.”

In reality, the drop in stock price at Netflix occurred after reporting second-quarter earnings which missed target numbers. It was the first-ever drop in global growth.

All of that took place between April and June – before Netflix sent its cease and desist letter.

In other words – liars.

Several observers, including Fox News pundit Jesse Watters, have questioned the intentions of the group asking if they are just “trying to be provocative” as a response to LGBTQ Pride Month.

In fact, the organizers of the Boston march have been shown to have ties to violent extremist groups like the Proud Boys, whose chairman is scheduled to speak at the event.

NowThis has compiled this report exposing the wild, exaggerated claims by the organizers.

Podcast: Ricky Martin, Pete Buttigieg, Best Films Of 2010s, Lil Nas X

In this week’s podcast:

• Mayor Pete Buttigieg did an interview with a country music radio show, but the radio network refused to air the interview. Link to Blair Garner’s interview here.

• Pop star Ricky Martin has joined hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans in protests calling for the resignation of the island territory’s governor

• Organizers of the upcoming Straight Pride Parade got more cease and desist letters after illegally insinuating major corporations were sponsors

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Funny: TripAdvisor Shades ‘Straight Pride’ Using Gay Anthem Song Titles

Earlier this week, I reported on streaming giant Netflix sending a cease-and-desist letter to the organizer’s of the upcoming ‘Straight Pride Parade’ scheduled in Boston next month.

The homophobic organizer’s used several corporations logos without permission in an effort to appear that they were “in negotiations” with the companies for sponsorship.

Nope, they weren’t.

Netflix got sassy with a sentence in the letter reading, “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.”

Well, now TripAdvisor got wind of the homophobes using their logo, and they ain’t having it either.

Check out the letter TripAdvisor sent the organizers using the titles of several LGBT anthem song titles. You’ll note the capitalized words:

Dear Mr. Hugo,

I am writing on behalf of TripAdvisor LLC concerning Super Fun Happy America’s unauthorized use of TripAdvisor’s logo, as displayed on your website [snip]. I’m Coming Out and saying this clearly: you are infringing upon TripAdvisor’s intellectual property rights. Further, your statement that you are “in negotiations” with TripAdvisor as a “potential sponsor” is completely false.

To be precise, your use of the TripAdvisor trademark and our Beautiful logo infringes TripAdvisor’s trademark and trade name rights. TripAdvisor’s trademarks are protected in many countries around the world and Over The Rainbow, including in the United States under Registration Nos. 2727627, 3171193, 4612678, and 445774. We have become a well-known brand for our reviews of hotels, restaurants, experiences and even the occasional YMCA, but we weren’t Born This Way – we obtained that recognition through significant advertising and promotion since as early as 2000. As a result of the breadth of the services it provides and its widespread renown, TripAdvisor enjoys substantial rights in its mark and name.

Contrary to your claims, TripAdvisor is not “in negotiations” with your organization for sponsorship of its “Straight Pride Parade.” Similarly, we have not authorized you to use our name or logo in any way. You Need To Calm Down – you are not sponsored by, associated or affiliated with TripAdvisor in any way, and thus, your use of our marks could confuse the public as to an affiliation with TripAdvisor. These inaccurate statements, which I trust do not show your True Colors, infringe on TripAdvisor’s rights under the Lanham Act, and impinge upon our Freedom! to decide with what organizations we want to associate our brand. Have A Little Respect and remove those statements. TripAdvisor and I Will Survive without being associated with your event.

There is nothing Vogue or acceptable about making false claims about others merely to support your own cause. If I Could Turn Back Time, I would tell you not to use our name in the first place. But now that you have, TripAdvisor demands that you remove all uses of our name, mark and logo from your website (and anywhere else you might use it) within 24 hour and not use them again. In other words, Black Me Out with an “X” on the above webpage. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) disappointment that you thought this might be an acceptable way to do business.

The travel website also tweeted, “TripAdvisor is a proud and inclusive workplace. Our lawyers are definitely the most creative defenders of diversity!” The tweet also tagged gay divas Madonna, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Gaynor, and Taylor Swift.

Podcast: Emmy Award Nominations, Bullied Teen Convicted, ‘Straight Pride’ Gets Smackdown, Kevin Spacey

In this week's podcast:  • The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have been announced and there’s good news for lots of LGBTQ artists  • A gay high school student in NYC has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing two of his bullies  • 'Straight Pride' organizers get a smackdown by Netflix's legal team  • Out rapper Lil Nas X keeps breaking records on the Billboard charts  • Charges against Kevin Spacey are dropped after his accuser invokes his 5th Amendment rights  All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

In this week’s podcast:

• The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have been announced and there’s good news for lots of LGBTQ artists

• A gay high school student in NYC has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing two of his bullies

• ‘Straight Pride’ organizers get a smackdown by Netflix’s legal team

• Out rapper Lil Nas X keeps breaking records on the Billboard charts

• Charges against Kevin Spacey are dropped after his accuser invokes his 5th Amendment rights

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report