SPONSORED:

Ocasio-Cortez mocks Boston 'Straight Pride Parade' over lack of women

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Out-of-touch Democrats running scared of progressives Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias MORE (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called out participants in Boston's "Straight Pride Parade," saying it should have been called the "I-Struggle-With-Masculinity" parade.

"For men who are allegedly so 'proud' of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event," Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet accompanied by a video showing marchers. "Seems more like a 'I-Struggle-With-Masculinity' parade to me."

"Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next #Pride," the freshman lawmaker added. 

ADVERTISEMENT

In a subsequent tweet, she asked for contributions to a bail fund for "activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community."

The Straight Pride Parade was reportedly organized by a group of three men as a way to respond to the festivities that coincided with LGBT Pride Month in June. The Saturday parade drew a massive contingent of counterprotesters and a heavy police presence, according to reports. 

The video Ocasio-Cortez linked to showed mostly men walking along the street waving American flags and holding signs that said "Make normalcy normal again." 

Other signs and floats expressed many messages that echoed President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE's rhetoric. One float carried signs that read "Drain the swamp," "Secure America's borders" and "Trump 2020."

Boston police officer James Moccia, a department spokesman, told CNN that 34 people were arrested during the parade. 

Super Happy Fun America, the group that organized the parade, said on its website that the event was held to "achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) denounced the parade on Twitter, calling on city residents to "continue to turn our backs on hatred."