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07/27/2015 10:41 am ET

This Heterosexual Pride Parade Could Not Have Failed Any Harder Than It Just Did

Heterosexuals apparently weren't too prideful this weekend. 

Blogger Anthony Rebello was the organizer behind the Heterosexual Parade at Seattle's Capitol Hill on Saturday. Over 2,000 people were invited on Facebook to attend the event created "in the name of equality [and] equal rights ... to celebrate our right to be heterosexual, and to encourage younger heterosexuals that they should be proud of their heterosexuality."

While 169 responded "yes" to the event, just one person showed up, according to Seattle Gay Scene: Rebello. Photos of him marching with balloons and a cardboard sign reading "Straight Pride" were posted on Facebook over the weekend. 

 

In a June 27 blog post on his website, Smile Me A River, Rebello lamented marriage equality. The post came just one day after SCOTUS' decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide:

I think it's a trend. A cry for attention. From your government, a distraction. For $. I have previously stated how I feel about marriage in this post: MARRIAGE I have also created an event: Heterosexual Parade Gay Mafia? Maybe animals should be allowed to get married? 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. 

 

Rebello was not immediately available for further comment, but Gay Star News noted that he blamed the lack of turnout on the negative response from the LGBT community

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