Well. Looks like a “Heterosexual Pride” Parade isn’t meant to be.
Huffington Post reports that Seattle-based blogger Anthony Rebello conceived the parade “in the name of equality [and] equal rights… to celebrate our right to be heterosexual, and to encourage younger hetereosexuals that they should be proud of their heterosexuality.”
A meager 169 people responded “yes” to the event on Facebook, but the crowd turned out to be more paltry than that. Way more.
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Indeed, only one person showed up: Anthony Rebello.
Seattle Gay Scene posted photos featuring Rebello holding a cardboard sign reading “Straight Pride” and clutching a handful of black and white helium balloons.
The paper reportx that commenters rapidly condemned Rebello’s parade on the Facebook event page, and notes that his own Facebook page links to a personal blog that’s rife with anti-gay rhetoric.
“In response to the whole gay marriage thing, as an artist, and an individual, I feel the need to voice my opinion on the subject,” Rebello commented. “I apologize if my opinion hurt anyone’s feelings.”