Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, mocked a Straight Pride
Parade held Saturday in Boston.
Local news outlets reported that
counter-protesters outnumbered paradegoers and that the event could
easily be confused for a rally for President Donald Trump. Thirty-six
people were arrested and four officers were injured, outlets
(Related: Counter-protesters outnumber
Straight Pride Parade participants; More than 30 people arrested.)
In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez mocked the
parade's lack of women.
“For men who are allegedly so 'proud'
of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting
women to their event,” she tweeted.
“Seems more like a
'I-Struggle-With-Masculinity' parade to me. (shrugging woman emoji).”
“Hope they grow enough over the next
year to support / join LGBTQ fam next #Pride! (rainbow flag emoji),”
In a separate tweet, Ocasio-Cortez, a
vocal supporter of LGBT rights, asked for donations to help bail out
“activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat,
also denounced the parade.
“Let's continue to turn on backs on
hatred,” he tweeted, “using our voices to continue spreading the
message of love.”