Real Life Captain America Chris Evans Speaks Out Against Homophobia And Men Planning "Straight Pride Parade"

It’s June now, which means that folks belonging to the LGBTQ community are celebrating Pride Month. June was chosen to honor the Stonewall riots that took place at the end of June in 1969, and it became an annual observance in the United States in 1994. Yesterday, the idea of a “Straight Pride” Parade became the topic of discussion on social media when it was announced that three straight men in Boston were planning their own event. The concept of “Straight Pride” is a ridiculous one for many different reasons, many of which were very recently shared by a famous ally, Chris Evans.

A Pride Parade happening
A Straight Pride Parade happening

Chris Evans Speaks Out Against Straight Pride Parade

Chris Evans, best known for portraying Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took to Twitter to speak against Straight Pride parade. You can check out his tweet below:

The actor wrote:

“Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought. Instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??,”

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Evans soon followed up his post by sharing a tweet from James Fell, a writer for the La Times, who explained why “Straight Pride” is just homophobia. You can see the next tweet below:

In response Evans wrote:

“Wow, the number of gay/straight pride false equivalencies are disappointing. For those who don’t understand the difference, see below [to James Fell’s post]. Instead of going immediately to anger (which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand) take a moment to search for empathy and growth,”

Many fans thanked him for speaking out.

Avengers: Endgame is still playing in theatres everywhere. Other MCU films include Captain Marvel, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, lands in theatres on July 2nd.

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