Super Happy Fun America (SHFA) has a bone to pick with the hosts of the View for comments made about our parade. By labeling our movement as a “straight white guy parade”, Whoopi Goldberg effectively trivialized the voices of many in the diverse communities that are participating. Goldberg’s comments were an act of literal violence that has endangered the lives of heterosexuals everywhere. “I am Syrian”, explained Mark Sahady, Vice President of SHFA. “My people have been through a lot, and it is highly problematic to be dismissed simply because I do not fit society’s stereotypes.”
Similarly, Chris Bartley, SHFA’s gay ambassador, was both dismayed and surprised to learn that he was assumed to be straight. “Just because I am gay does not mean I can’t advocate on behalf of straights”, said Bartley. “If the View’s hosts had researched our organization, they may have avoided making reactionary comments from a place of ignorance.” After learning that Joy Behar accused the organizers of being “in the closet” gays, Bartley stated that it was insulting to people of all orientations.
Heterosexuals have languished in the shadows for decades, but we’re not taking it lying down. Until an “S” is added, LGBTQ pride will continue to be a system of oppression designed to systematically erase straight people from existence. SHFA will accept nothing less than a public apology from the View’s hosts, as this is necessary for the healing process to begin. Only then is it possible to educate them on our differences and similarities in order to build a Super Happy Fun America.
In case you missed it, John, Sam, and Patrick were guests on Grand Marshal Milo’s live stream. It can be seen at: