AOC Bashes Boston Straight Pride Parade For Having Few Accompanying Females

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a swipe not necessarily at the city of Boston, but at the men marching in the town's Straight Pride parade Saturday. Commenting on a tweeted video that shows mostly men with a few women marching, AOC said it looks like the men might have a "masculinity" problem.

"For men who are allegedly so "proud" of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Seems more like a "I-Struggle-With-Masculinity" parade to me. Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next #Pride!"

The parade Saturday afternoon began at Copley Square and ended at the Boston City Hall. Boston police beefed up security along that route in anticipation of any potential clashes with opposing groups of straight pride demonstrators and those who accused them of being homophobic.

The parade was organized by a group called "Super Happy Fun America," and they invited notorious right-leaning personalities.

The Super Happy Fun America group said anyone was welcome to participate as long as they, well, played along nicely with them.

"All are welcome at the parade as long as they meet the criteria for participation. Antifa, short for Anti-Fun, and other hate groups are not welcome because they are not happy and fun," the group said on its website.

The group said the city of Boston "rejected" its application to raise a straight pride flag at city hall, and said Boston and its mayor did not create "a supportive environment for straights and equality for all."

"We will continue to educate the Mayor and the public in anticipation that one day straights will be able to celebrate their lifestyle like everyone else," the group wrote. "What better way to educate and foster unity than by having a parade!"

The Boston Pride group last week said the parade was organized by white supremacists whose intention was to attract straight-pride detractors.

"The Straight Pride Parade is organized by a group of white supremacists and is an attempt to bait the Boston LGBTQ community."

John Hugo, the president of the straight-pride group, said there were no racists in his group, and that he welcomed people to visit their meetings.

"There are no racists in our group. You have to come to one of our meetings: it's like the United Nations," Hugo said.

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to the media after a public housing town hall at a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residence on August 29, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Cortez, who represents residents from parts of the Bronx and Queens boroughs, spoke about issues residents face in New York, where one in 14 live in public housing. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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