THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 19 SUSPICIOUS | FROM PAGE 1 outrage in the national press and on social media, with many suggesting the event is meant to mock and harass the LGBTQ community, which last month marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the gay rights movement. Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who was tapped to be the parade’s grand marshal, acknowledged in a YouTube video that the parade is an “inversion of leftist stuff,” which is what makes it humorous. “I get the joke of this, but I also get the seriousness of it,” said Yiannopoulos. “I agree with the ideological motivation behind all of this, obviously.” But not a lot of people have been laughing. Straight people have obviously not been subjected to the violence and discrimination that members of the gay community know too well. Most people seem to agree that a straight pride parade ridicules that experience. Other reports on Super Happy Fun America have gone beyond the obvious and pointed out that the parade is suspect not only because of its intention to taunt and deride, but also because of the ties the organizers have to other far-right groups. Sahady has been repeatedly called out for his for association with the Boston chapter of Resist Marxism, a loose-knit umbrella organization that embraces Western culture, Christianity and capitalism and opposes all things progressive, including open borders, hate speech laws, identity politics, political correctness and postmodernism. He has been credited with organizing the Free Speech Rally and the Rally for the Republic, two alt-right events held in the wake of the violent Unite the Right rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reporters, commentators and bloggers have also placed Sahady in the thick of it during violent confrontations at demonstrations in Oregon and Rhode Island. And he has defended the Proud Boys, a far-right group that attends alt-right rallies under the guise of keeping the peace but who many say provoke confrontations and brawls. Sahady’s defenders, other altright minded activists and commentators, say he has been unfairly labeled as a fascist and a neo-Nazi and his views are neither extreme nor violent. But others suggest that Sahady and other far-right activists have developed a subtler form of attack and the straight pride parade is a prime example. “COMPLETE GLASS SERVICE CENTER” Storefronts & Entrance Doors Custom Mirrors • Table Tops • Auto Glass Insulated Glass • Window & Screen Repairs 2034 Revere Beach Parkway, Everett 617-389-GLAS COMEAU PLUMBING & HEATING Small Projects and Emergency Repairs LICENSED INSURED Window, floor, deck, and gutter Walter Robinson (617) 415-3933 cleaning Power-washing, trash removal & clean up Erik Comeau Master Plumber erikcomeau75@gmail.com FREE ESTIMATES Saugus, Mass. Cell # 781-941-6518 SPADAFORA AUTO PARTS JUNK CARS WANTED SAME DAY PICK UP We buy STAMPS & COINS 781-324-2770 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@ advocatenews.net 781-324-1929 Quality Used Tires Mounted & Installed Used Auto Parts & Batteries Family owned & operated since 1946 AAA Service • Lockouts Trespass Towing • Roadside Service Junk Car Removal 617-387-6877 26 Garvey St., Everett MDPU 28003 ICCMC 251976 $ $ $ $

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