This straight pride parade was an epic fail

It seems there was only one proud heterosexual in Seattle this weekend. After blogger Anthony Rebello organized a heterosexual pride parade at Seattle's Capitol Hill on Saturday, he was the only person to show up despite inviting over 2,000 people to the event via Facebook.

The event was planned by Rebello in an effort "to celebrate our right to be heterosexual, and to encourage younger heterosexuals that they should be proud of their heterosexuality," according to the Facebook event description.

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The rough turn-out didn't stop this blogger from showing off his straight pride. fPhotos of Rebello marching with balloons and a "Straight Pride" sign were posted to Facebook after the event.

On June 27, the day after the SCOTUS decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide occurred, Rebello slammed same-sex marriage in a post to his website, Smile Me a River. The post read:

"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."

Given this blog post, it seems Rebello's straight pride parade was more of a jab against gay pride parades than a celebration of heterosexuality. According to Gay Star News, Rebello blamed the lack of turnout at his parade on the negative response from the LGBT community.

Despite Rebello's aversion, people had a generally positive response to Seattle's Gay Pride Week:

Seattle Paints Rainbows in Crosswalks for LGBT Pride Week
Seattle Paints Rainbows in Crosswalks for LGBT Pride Week

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