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Brad Pitt orders ‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizers to cease using him as mascot

Milo Yiannopoulos will now serve as grand marshal

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Brad Pitt (Department of Defense photo by Marvin Lynchard. Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Brad Pitt has ordered the organizers of the “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston to cease using his name and likeness as the “unofficial mascot” for their movement.

Super Happy Fun America, the group which is organizing the “Straight Pride Parade” tentatively scheduled for August 31, says it advocates on “behalf of the straight community in order to foster respect and awareness with people from all walks of life.”

Pitt was the group’s “unofficial mascot” and his name and image were used on Super Happy Fun America’s website.

“Congratulations to Mr. Pitt for being the face of this important civil rights movement,” the website read.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pitt ordered Super Happy Fun America to remove his name and images from the website. Now, mentions of his name have been redacted and his images have been replaced with redacted photos.

Super Happy Fun America announced that controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, who is gay, will now serve as the “Straight Pride Parade’s” mascot and grand marshal.

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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