SHFA denied request to raise the Straight Pride Flag at Boston City Hall
Super Happy Fun America applied to raise the straight pride flag on the Boston City Hall flag poles. The city of Boston was chosen to launch this important new civil rights campaign due to its historic significance and reputation as a progressive city. Unfortunately, the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh proved to be resistant to change and rejected our request.
We are dsappointed that the Walsh administration has chosen hate and discrimination. However, we understand that some segments of society, such as the municipal government, may be hesitant to embrace progress. Therefore, we have decided to launch a campaign to educate the public, politicians, and civil servants about the straight community and the unique problems we face.
We have determined that a parade would be the best way to promote our community and its diverse history, culture, and identity. We anticipate that the city will eventually choose to embrace tolerance and inclusivity. For now, it is necessary to remind the city that they are legally obligated to treat straight people the same as people of other sexual orientations. MGL c.272, s.98 prohibits discrimination based upon sexual orientation in places of public accommodation. While Boston Pride hosts a week-long celebration every year for the LGBTQ+ community, we will settle for one day since our movement is in the early stages.
List of demands
- Same parade route as the Boston Pride parade
- Same accommodations as the Boston Pride parade including street closings and the inclusion of vehicles and floats
- Permission to raise the Straight Pride Flag on Boston City Hall flag poles
- Add “S” to LGBTQ because it’s more inclusive that way