Deranged gay man replaces Brad Pitt to be a ‘Straight Pride’ mascot

Deranged gay man replaces Brad Pitt to be a ‘Straight Pride’ mascot June 8, 2019

WHEN Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt, a non-believer, got wind of the fact that a conservative group in Massachusetts was using his name and face to promote a ‘Straight Pride’ event in Boston on June 10 , he took immediate action to stop it promoting him as  a ‘hero to straight men all around the world.’

Milo Yiannopoulos embodies ‘heroic masculine virtues’. Image via YouTube/SHFA

The group, Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), took fright and replaced him with an ultra right-wing, self-loathing Catholic homosexual – Milo Yiannopoulos, above.

SHFA isn’t admitting that they lost Pitt because he objected to it choosing him as a mascot. It says on its website:

Due to a scheduling conflict, our former mascot is no longer available. Not to worry, we found someone younger, more handsome, and more in tune with heroic masculine virtues.  Milo Yiannopoulos has accepted the offer to be mascot and Grand Marshall of the parade!

SHFA claims that its event will lead to a movement in which:

One day straights will be able to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate.

Upon his appointment as Grand Marshall of the parade,Yiannopoulos said:

I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advocating for the rights of America’s most brutally repressed identity – straight people – so I know a thing or two about discrimination.

This parade is a gift to anyone, male or female, black or white – gay and transgender allies, too! – who will stand with us and celebrate the wonder and the majesty of God’s own heterosexuality. Men, bring your most toxic selves. Women, prepare to burn your briefcases! Because it’s great to be straight, and we’re not apologizing for it any more. We’re Here, Not Queer.

SHFA says of its new mascot:

Milo Yiannopoulos is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, an international political celebrity, a free speech martyr, a comedian, an accomplished entrepreneur, a hair icon, a penitent and, to the annoyance of his many enemies, an exceedingly happy person.

He is not straight, though he does continue to periodically try it out. He is the most censored, most lied-about man in the world, banned from stepping foot on entire continents for his unapologetic commitment to free expression.

But he is also, somehow, one of the most sought-after speakers anywhere, invited by foreign governments, wealthy individuals and even the occasional courageous private company to share his unique blend of laughter and war. Milo lurches from improbable triumph to improbable triumph, loathed by establishment Left and Right alike. His first book, Dangerous, sold over 200,000 copies, despite never being reviewed in any major publication.

Milo lives in New Jersey with his husband, John.

Rationalwiki has a whole lot more to say about this flamboyant, blowhard self-publicist, and quotes him as saying:

Most of the reason I went gay is so I didn’t have to deal with nutty broads. Imagine how much worse they’re going to get when the passive aggressive manipulation tactics stop working because the guy can get himself off with a thinner, hotter robot anytime he wants to. They’re going to go mental.

He doesn’t care much for transgender folk either. In an October 2016 speech at the University of Delaware, he said:

Never feel bad for mocking a transgender person. It is our job to point out their absurdity, to not make the problem worse by pretending they are normal. Much like fat-shaming, if our mockery drives them to get the help they need, we may save their life.

Yiannopoulos also appears to endorse faith-based gay cures:

I would love to be cured. Who wouldn’t want to be cured? Of course, I want to be cured. I’ve tried to pray the gay away … I think for a variety of reasons, most gay people if they were honest, would not choose to have been born homosexual.

Born homosexual? Yiannopoulos contradicts himself by saying:

Gays have been told for 30 years that they were ‘born this way’. That’s a lie. ‘Born this way’ was invented by the gay lobby as a run-around of the religious right. The religious right was saying that homosexuality was a sinful lifestyle choice, and then the gay lobby invented the ‘gay gene’. They said ‘we’re born this way’… it really has no basis in science at all. The most we can say is that it is a mixture of nature and nurture and it may have some epigenetic component. Nobody really knows.

If Yiannopoulos has a patron saint – being a Catholic, why wouldn’t he have one? – it would have to be Christina the Astonishing, Patron Saint of Lunatics.

Born in the 12th century in Belgium, she had a massive seizure in her early twenties. Assumed dead, a funeral was held where she arose and ‘levitated to the rafters’. She related that she had seen Purgatory, Hell, and Heaven where she visited with His Majesty, vowing to return to Earth to lead sinners on a path of conversion with the promise of everlasting paradise.

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  • Bruce Lilly

    Sounds like an over-elaborate Poe (

  • John Thunderer

    A squall in a tea cup.
    Nothing serious.

  • ManxStuart

    Hmm, his career really is in freefall, isn’t it? He’ll be pitching to Readers Digest before long.

  • Duncan R. Bryson

    “Due to a scheduling conflict, our former mascot is no longer available.” sounds like Brad Pitt had undertaken to do it but discovered his diary didn’t allow it. If I were him I’d be taking legal action if only for a public clarification and apology. Plus legal costs of course.

  • tatortotcassie

    I had to check three times just to make sure this wasn’t a Laughing In Disbelief post.

  • Mopsy Pontner

    Same here.

  • Barry Duke

    Laughing in disbelief! I just cross-posted this to my Pink Triangle Trust Facebook page ( and it got booted off for violating “community standards” – yet it’s on my personal FB page. WTF!?

  • Mopsy Pontner

    Unbelievable though it appears, it’s not a poe. Boston has granted a permit for a Straight Pride March sponsored by this group:
    and the group has appointed Milo Yiannopoulos as its mascot:
    Which, thinking about it, is why poes exist. This stuff is beyond satire.

  • Barry Duke

    And when I posted this it was shoved into the moderation queue because I used “WTF” so I had to approve my own comment. I feel a migraine coming on!

  • Noah Tahl

    Surely this “Straight Pride” is some sort of joke or Poe. However, there are idiots enough in the world that I could be wrong. Certainly the response to Brad Pitt seems to be a naked attempt at some sort of humor.

  • adhoc

    ”One day straights will be able to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate.”

    Where do these people hangout at? I have been to a lot of places and have never experienced this “straight hate.”

    Fellas, when you are yelling outside of your favorite g(a)y bar, the patrons don’t hate you for being straight, they don’t like you because you are loud and obnoxious.

  • adhoc

    Not sure which word caused my comment to go to moderation.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Excuse me, they think Milo is more handsome and masculine than Brad Pitt?

    *laughs for six hours straight*

  • Jemolk

    People dealing with Patheos’s NewSpeak filter (credit for that one to HairyEyedWordBombThrower): There is a cheat code. The following, typed without spaces, is a zero-width HTML character that can be inserted into censored words: & #8203;
    Just remove the space I put there between the & and the #, and paste it into a censored word, and it just works. Like so: WT​F

  • Bruce Lilly

    The point is that it is unlikely that the group is in fact a fundamentalist religious group complaining about LGBT+ to the extent of putting on a “straight pride” march in protest. It’s more likely a convoluted way of expressing support for LGBT+ issues via parody of fundamentalist rhetoric.

  • Um … the people behind the parade are right wing nut jobs, if not Fundies. Their motives aren’t noble at all.

  • guerillasurgeon

    You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  • guerillasurgeon

    That idiotic blonde bimbette Tomi something said she was tired of not being able to be proud of being straight. I must say, that’s one of the most idiotic things I’ve heard, given that she can be as proud as she likes and no one minds. In fact no one cares either.

  • barriejohn

    Is this poor man really prepared to do ANYTHING for publicity? I fear that there are no limits. He is self-destructing before our very eyes!

  • guerillasurgeon

    Well as of this minute, you can swear all you like on the friendly atheist. I don’t know what pull he has but we just got a whole lot of F bombs through, and a s**t – yay.

  • creativerealms

    It has to be a joke. I mean Pitt’s non belief is pretty well known and to replace him with Milo? This can’t be serious.

  • creativerealms

    Happens to me a lot.

  • Delta

    You really think Milo is secretly supportive of L.G.B.T.Q+ people who aren’t himself?

  • Delta

    I’m not familiar with anyone else involved in this, but Yiannopolous is definitely not pulling a Poe.

  • Gord O’Mitey

    Barry, are there different levels of feckin’ moderation on different Patheos blogs.? I can’t post anything on Laughing in Disbelief, even when I remove the naughty words. I’ve wondered if a moderator takes offence at my blasphemous persona.

  • “Sadly, the satirical event has drawn the ire of many intolerant Hollywood stars who are fighting to shut it down.”

  • “Sadly, the satirical event has drawn the ire of many intolerant Hollywood stars who are fighting to shut it down.”

    “The “Straight Pride” parade is an obvious lampoon of the “Gay Pride” movement, but the joke seems to have gone over Hollywood’s collective head.”

  • Tracey

    That’s hilarious.

  • barriejohn

    Are you seriously suggesting that this parade is being organised in support of LGBT people? It may well be “satirical”, but that’s a different matter.

    The Mail is actually a fairly right-wing news source, but there are few more right-wing and loopy sites than Newsbusters!

  • Barry Duke

    Gord alone knows Gord! Patheos has been driving me insane this past week, shoving around 90 percent of comments into a moderation queue because of “restricted” words. Here are but a few: “penile”, “job”, “strip”, “gay”, “idiots”, “WTF”, “naked”, “Muslim” and “moron”. Others in Patheos have been having the same problem, and despite all my efforts I cannot get into Disqus settings to whitelist the words that are getting flagged. I despair.

  • Michael Neville


  • Michael Neville

    It’s even worse than that. Hitl​er and Naz​ism are also “naughty” words, as are p​ot and we​ed. Someone working for Patheos has way too much time on their hands.

  • Gord O’Mitey

    Thank you, Barry. So it might not necessarily be that Andy Hall has gotten fed up with My comments, eh. In that case, I’ll persist with mockery of faith without feckin’ evidential support.

  • WallofSleep

    It’s insulting and infantilizing the bloggers, their mods, and their readers. Terrible move by Patheos.

  • Raging Bee

    Looks like the author stole a draft text from Laughing in Disbelief…

  • Feh. Milo’s reviled in the LGBT community, and this is only going to make him (quite deservedly) even more hated.

  • Testing… Les&#8203bian.

    Well then, that’s useful.

  • Raging Bee

    …who will stand with us and celebrate the wonder and the majesty of God’s own heterosexuality.

    We get to watch God knock up another teenage girl without her consent?

  • B.A.


  • I’m not suggesting anything. Just linking to an article about the “parade”

  • Mopsy Pontner

    Newsbusters? I see.

  • Freethinker

    I had to double check it’s not April 1st or a repost from The Onion.
    Just another day in Trump’s Amerikkka where the insane are clearly running the asylum.

  • Amused To Death

    Except this time it’s actually funny.

  • Amused To Death

    I don’t know. I shudder to think what lengths Milo would stoop to just to grab a moment in the spotlight.

  • I came to the comments for exactly this point.

    Absolutely nothing about this story makes the least bit of sense–and yet here we are.

  • They’re trying to make Google happy so their pages rank higher in search engines etc and to get Adsense, or something. It’s just about money, not cuz they hate us for our freedom. So I guess there’s that to be thankful for? But holy cow, it’s not been fun to get used to.

  • Stephen Harvie

    Milo who?

  • Stephen Harvie

  • Stephen Harvie

    He’d probably eat dog poo live on television if it got him thirty seconds of exposure…

  • barriejohn

    So true. Some of us remember The Word!

  • barriejohn

    Yes – an article from Newsbusters!

  • Stephen Harvie

    He’s probably about 35 stone by now!

  • Odd Exonerated Oranges

    Holy &#8203shit.

  • Odd Exonerated Oranges

    Hey, some of us is very serious about our tea!

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Testing… sh&#8203oe
    Wamkel Rot&#8203ary Engine

    It DOES work !

  • rubaxter

    What a bunch of seriously confused wan&#8203kers.

    What a pit of self-loathing the leetle lad must be, too. He’s not even got any wits to fall back on once he ages like a human beagle.

  • (((J_Enigma32)))

    It’s not alone, either. ALL zero-width HTML characters are useful for buy passing the filter. That includes but isn’t limited to:

    & ZeroWidthSpace;
    & NegativeVeryThinSpace;
    & NegativeThinSpace;
    & NegativeMediumSpace;
    & NegativeThickSpace;
    & #x0200B;
    & #8203;
    & zwnj;
    & #x0200C;
    & #8204;

    As always, delete the space between the & an # and make sure you get the semicolon. The last three work best at the beginning of the word, in my experience, since I have no idea what a joiner is. It doesn’t appear to affect text, though.

  • creativerealms

    Oh they are just idiots. K.

  • Bruce Lilly

    Much of the “Crooks and Liars” article reeks of guilt by association, and even guilt by non-association (“here’s somebody else who is part of an unrelated organization, who did something completely different… so there”).

    Perhaps the group is really trying to gin up disagreement and incite violence (as a certain foreign government has been known to do). In that case, present a convincing argument: who benefits, follow the money, etc.

    I could see this as a genuine fringe group if the event were planned to take place anywhere in the Bible belt, but really…Boston (the state capital of one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage)?

  • I only linked C&L because the first few google hits were behind paywalls; feel free to look up more information if you found this unsatisfying.

    The main players are not “guilty by association” they are RWNJs with long histories of supporting retrograde ideology. They aren’t “someone else,” they are the guys behind the march. Google Mark Sahady; it’s not hard. He has a long history of supporting antisemetic, homophobic, white power groups. Yet you indicate that you disbelieve he’s a member of such fringe groups.

    They aren’t Russian; they are Americans. They picked Boston specifically because it’s been so LGBT friendly. Doing so has also gained them way more press than doing it in the Bible Belt would have. Who benefits? They do, these right wing fringe groups; they have already gotten a ton of exposure and gained supporters from this.

    Your defense of these jokers is most curious.

  • Jim Jones

    This has to be a parody group. HAS to be.

  • Jim Jones


  • Jim Jones

    Apparently it isn’t much used in English, much more in script languages like Persian, and to an extent German.


  • Jemolk

    Sla​very, I’m pretty sure. The list is rather ins​ane.

  • Bruce Lilly

    I’m not defending them; I just can’t take them seriously.

    Assuming the event actually happens, it’ll most likely be a handful of nuts vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters. That’s the way things have been going recently, at least in the remaining civilized parts of America.

  • It’s not. If you take a look at the person running it, he’s a well known alt-righter who goes around finding excuses to beat liberal/left-wing protesters up for the sake of it, showing up to peaceful protests in makeshift body armor with wooden poles and the like to hurt people. His primary group are the violent thugs of “Resist Marxism”.

  • Raging Bee

    He’s dressed better than when we last heard from him. Maybe the bigots gave him a raise…?

  • Raging Bee

    You can’t even beat Patheos’ censorship algorithm? Puny Gord!

  • Raging Bee


  • Raging Bee

    Laughing at Milo made you straight? We should give the “reparative therapy” folks a call…

  • Sau Peih

    So I’m straight but I can’t be proud of that, right? I had no control over that but I can’t say I am proud to have green eyes either because that’s apparently now racist (the “having” was racist so I assume being proud about them is also).

    Can I be proud of being left-handed? That might offend some religious people, but I see that as a bonus… oh, and also offensive. So can I be proud of that?

  • free speech martyr

    The term strange bedfellows has never been more appropriate. Are you free-speech fundies having second thoughts yet?

  • al kimeea

    you’re being silly, not racist or offensive… at least not yet

  • Mike in NC

    Why not? It made Divine a star!

  • Stephen Harvie

    You would no doubt agree that there is a vast difference between the talents of Divine and Milo Paedophileapologistolous

  • Mike in NC

    Indeed, the corpulent coprophage Divine was far more talented! Although, I’m sure John Waters can come up with a movie role for Milo if he puts his mind to it!

  • TommYYman

    So he was molested as a child. And is gay. Interesting.

  • Lisa Cybergirl

    1. Good for Brad Pitt!

    2. Nick Cave has a wonderful song about Christina the Astonishing.

  • Lisa Cybergirl

    I thought the Christian Right already owned Patheos.