Tall handsome rich white dude pride day?

Hmm, category of Things Not Needed department: a Straight Pride parade.

A group in Boston wants to hold a “Straight Pride” parade in August. The event, pending city approval, will be hosted by a group called Super Happy Fun America.

The movement seeks to advocate on behalf of the “straight community in order to build respect [and] inclusivity,” among other things, according to the group’s website.

“Straight people are an oppressed majority,” John Hugo, the group’s president, said on its website. “We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgment and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.”

So clearly it’s partly a “joke” of sorts, or at least sarcasm. But a joke about what? About the fact that not all that long ago it was considered creepy and terrible to be anything other than straight and that now lots of people don’t see it that way? Do we really need jokes about that? Not that “political correctness run mad” jokes aren’t hilarious, but do we really need new ones?

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