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  • June 10, 2019

And the grand marshal for Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade will be…

Milo Yiannopoulos, Australia

Milo Yiannopoulos.

Because, of course, it will be.

The right-wing provocateur was officially named grand marshal for Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade after Brad Pitt threatened to sue organizers for using him to promote the event last week.

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John Hugo, the president of Super Happy Fun America told the Boston Herald that Pitt “was not super happy” about them using his name and likeness without consent.

“I really like his movies and his lawyers sent us a letter asking us to take his stuff down but, you know, you’re allowed to do satire,” Hugo said.

Related: Brad Pitt threatens to sue organizers of “Straight Pride”

So the group asked Yiannopoulos, who is openly gay, to be the face of their “Straight Pride” parade instead. And, naturally, he said yes.

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In a statement released by the group, Yiannopoulos says:

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.

The parade is tentatively scheduled for August 31.

Related: Who invited her? Tomi Lahren defends Straight Pride in fevered rant

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