Chris Evans has just made himself even more likable by slamming the homophobic individuals who were attempting to plan a “Straight Pride” parade in Boston…
Gay Pride (also known as LGBTQ+ Pride) has been going on for years to allow the LGBTQ community and those in support of the community to celebrate their acceptance and equality.
The spontaneous demonstrations held by members of the gay community in 1960s New York City helped lead to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
The LGBTQ community is bigger than ever today and levels of acceptance are, thankfully, growing.
Despite the growth of acceptance towards the LGBTQ community, discrimination and hate still exist.
It’s absolutely mind-boggling as to why, but hundreds of thousands of people have been abused and/or killed over the years for being part of the community.
Pride is celebrated in June every year to shine through the hatred and to offer support to each and every member of the community.
The internet has been left baffled and confused as to why three men from Boston are attempting to plan a Straight Pride parade, complete with banners, floats, and vehicles, which is scheduled to be held in August this year.
The organizer of the parade, Mark Sahady, stated via Facebook comments that the parade is tended to “mock identity politics” of the “politically left”. He went on to say in further comments, “If you get victim status then you are entitled to celebrate yourself and expect those with oppressor status to defer your feelings”.
Because that makes all the sense in the world…
Come on, now!
The parade will be fronted by Kyle Chapman’s notorious far-right group, Resist Marxism, which is known for its violent right-wing protests.
This already sounds like a bad idea…
Is anybody else getting a very uneasy feeling about this whole organization?
So it turns out, people are not happy about Straight Pride and they are using social media as a platform to unleash hell upon the organizers.
For instance, Dan Reynolds has advised the group to “not waste the world’s time and attention”.
This Twitter-user took to social media to express her anger over a horrific situation that, sadly, so many members of the LGBTQ community find themselves in every day.
This Hollywood dreamboat has voiced his strong opinions about Straight Pride via Twitter and he hasn’t gone lightly on the organization.
Quite frankly, Chris, I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Wait until you find out why his opinions on the matter are so strong…
He’s saying what everyone is feeling.
Chris truly went to town on the organization and he even suggested that the group is homophobic, which, let’s be honest, is really putting the nail in the coffin of these right-wingers.
It is indeed a very sad reality that there are still people in this world who promote homophobia and hate towards the LGBTQ community, and the internet is one of the biggest hotspots for this targeting.
Evans posted another tweet in regards to this, telling people to search for “empathy and growth”.
Even though Chris himself isn’t a member of the LGBTQ community, he has firmly stood for what he believes in and we absolutely love that.
Speaking to Time Out in 2016, the actor said:
“It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups, it’s important to experience anything different from what you know, to encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding”.
Chris’ attitude is a prime example of the attitude everyone should hold towards the LGBTQ community; it really really isn’t that hard.
The LGBTQ community is bigger than ever and the support and rights for members of that community are enforced stronger than ever before.
Straight Pride is something that shouldn’t, and hopefully, won’t be happening any time soon. Gay Pride exists as a somewhat happy consequence of the oppression that the community has, unfortunately, had to endure; no straight person has been abused or denied rights as a direct consequence of their straightness so, therefore, a Straight Pride Parade just isn’t necessary.
We stand firmly with Chris on this one.