Boston organizers have proposedto Straight Pride "This summer, he announced his candidacy for a public event approved by the city on Wednesday, CBS Boston reported. And the group says there is already a certain date.
The Super Happy Fun America, which claims to advocate "on behalf of the direct community to promote respect … and alliances with people in all walks of life," plans to celebrate Straight Pride, according to its website.
John J. Hugo, president of the group, said they were told they could hold the parade on August 31 at a press conference outside the City Hall on Wednesday, CBS Boston reported. The date is also listed on the parade information page.
Boston mayor's office, Marti Walsh, said a deal has not yet been completed. Approval of the public event application is "a step in the process of obtaining a permit," the Walsh press service said. "As a next step, the organizers will have to obtain the necessary approvals from the police and licensing boards to obtain a parade license and a licensing license."
The route starts at roughly the same place, where is the jubilee Boston parade – Copley Square. "This will be a one-day event consisting of a parade followed by a flag-raising ceremony," the group said.
The site says the parade will be free and open to the public. "Everybody is welcome," says the event description. "Antifa (abbreviated by Anti-Fun) is not welcome because they oppose happiness and fun."
Conservative commentator Milo Yanopoulos will be the great marshal – and a parade mascot, according to the group's website.
Paradox It seems that this is a reaction to the rejection by the city of the group's request to raise its flag of pride to the flag of the town hall this spring. "This request for lifting the flag was honestly refused, as the use of the pillars of City Hall's City Hall is the sole and complete discretion of the city," the press service said. "The city argues that the poles of the flag are a forum for government speaking, as such, the city maintains selectivity and control over the messages transmitted by flags of our flag and chose not to display the Straight Pride flag."
The group published a blog post at the end of April expressing disappointment and announcing the idea of holding a parade.
"We have been appointed [sic] that the Walsh administration has chosen hatred and discrimination," wrote on April 20 on the site's blog. "We therefore decided to launch a campaign for public education, politicians and civil servants for the immediate community and the unique issues we face, and we have decided that a parade will be the best way to popularize our community and its diverse history. that the city will eventually choose to accept tolerance and inclusion. "
Earlier this month, Walsh commented on the event in Twitter ." The permission to host a public event is provided on the basis of an operating feasibility, not based on values or beliefs, "he writes," Boston can not deny permission based on the values of the organization. "Walsh will not attend the Straight Pride parade, according to his press service  I know everyone has read the news about Straight Pride Parade, who wants to organize a parade in Boston
– Mayor Marti Walsh (@marty_walsh) June 6, 2019