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Andy Cohen Says Straight Pride Parade Is the 'Dumbest' Thing He's Ever Heard

Monica Otayza
Jun 12, 2019
04:21 A.M.
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Andy Cohen is furious over the new "Straight Pride Parade" that's supposed to happen soon, saying it's the "dumbest" thing he's ever heard. 

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The TV host was spotted out in New York City last Monday, and during a quick interview, someone asked him about how he felt about the new "Straight Pride Parade" that a group of men from Boston allegedly thought up. 

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Being the outspoken man that he is, he shares that the idea is the "dumbest [expletive] thing" that he's ever heard. 

The new parade is supposedly a retort to June being LGBTQ Pride Month, making it a celebration of "The diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community." 

What Pride Month really means

Contrary to what people think, Pride Month is not just a celebration of the LGBTQ community. It is actually an event to commemorate the Stonewall riots which happened during the end of June 1969.

Now, pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact that the LGBTQ community has had in the world and history. 

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It also aims to highlight the need for social and self-acceptance, legal rights, and opportunities for the LGBTQ community. 

With many activities are ongoing this June for Pride Month, there have been a couple of unforeseen tragic incidents that have tainted its purpose this year. 

Pride Month Tragedy

In Philadelphia, their first openly gay deputy sheriff was murdered right before Pride Weekend. 

Dante Austin was a hardworking 27-year-old who was well-loved by his peers and the community he served. Everyone knew the deputy as a caring member of their community, who believed in each and every one. 

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"Dante was a person who believed in and cared about everybody."

The Need for Equal Rights and Opportunities

Austin's death brought about great sadness in his office and community, with people mourning the loss of one of their most intelligent and beautiful community members. 

It is tragic incidents such as these that prove the importance of Pride Month, and of highlighting the need for equal rights and opportunities for the LGBTQ community to be themselves and to excel wherever they are in the world. 

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