A man by the name of Anthony Rebello tried to organise a “heterosexual pride” parade, and after finding himself completely alone at the actual event, has blamed gay people for the lack of attendance.
He invited thousands of people on Facebook, and wrote on the event page: “We all have the right to celebrate the way of life we have chosen for ourselves. In the name of equality & equal rights, I have created this event to celebrate our right to be heterosexual, and to encourage younger heterosexuals that they should be proud of their heterosexuality.”
Despite the huge amount of people he invited, Anthony found himself alone, marching with “straight pride” sign.
Then, after he realised that no one else would be attending, he took to social media and quickly blamed the lack of attendance on LGBTQ+ people: “A lot of heterosexuals don’t want their pictures taken because they are scared of the LGBT community. Look at the way they have treated me. A list of angry gay people have been created, and these people have done nothing but embarass the gay community.”
Anthony has claimed that he meant no harm in creating the event, and was not intended as an anti-gay agenda: “We mean no harm by celebrating. This is a positive event for heterosexuals. We are not discriminating, simply celebrating our right to be heterosexual.”
However, a blog post he wrote back in June shows a very different point of view. He has made claims that same-sex marriage is both a “trend” and a “cry for attention” from LGBTQ+ people.
“Maybe animals should be allowed to get married?,” the blog post reads, “would they govern and tax them too? While they’re at it, how about equal rights for insects? In my opinion, there is a difference between a man and a woman. If you can’t appreciate those differences, you can’t enjoy those differences. I don’t agree with boys turning into girls, and I don’t agree with girls turning into boys.”
“The word/meaning of ‘Pride’ doesn’t belong to the gay/LGBT community, it belongs to everyone. That includes us good old fashioned straight people. The way I see it, in my opinion, some boys never turn into men, and some girls never turn into women. What a shitshow. ‘Welcome to the other side of the rainbow’ Really? No thanks.”
Naturally, this attempt by Anthony has drawn a lot of criticism, including blogger Dan Savage. Click here to read his post.
But I think this image says it best, don’t you?