Milo Yiannopoulos Named Grand Marshal of Boston’s Proposed ‘Straight Pride’ Parade

Milo Yiannopoulos intends to serve as the grand marshal of a controversial “Straight Pride” parade being planned in Boston, he confirmed Saturday.

Mr. Yiannopoulos, a conservative commentator and provocateur who is openly gay, told The Washington Times that he plans to participate in festivities being organized by Super Happy Fun America, a group that claims to advocate “on behalf of the straight community in order to foster respect and awareness with people from all walks of life.”

“I’ve struggled all my life with the sorry burden of homosexuality,” Mr. Yiannopoulos said in an email. “I am proud to be a supporter and ally of the Straight Pride parade — because yes, being straight is great.”

Organizers announced plans earlier this week to hold the event August 31, and a Friday press release named Mr. Yiannopoulos, 34, as its grand marshal, causing an uproar on the eve of Boston’s annual LGBT pride parade Saturday.

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