The National Straight Pride Coalition expects to hold its first “Stanislaus County Straight Pride” event in Modesto’s Graceada Park next month.
Organizers say it will be a “celebration of life” that includes promoting heterosexuality, traditional gender roles and the group’s ideals of Western civilization, Christianity and patriotism.
Word of the event spread quickly on social media, sparking reactions from people who condemned it as anti-LGBTQ. Opponents are planning a protest on the same day.
The main organizers for the event, the coalition’s Don Grundmann of Santa Clara and Mylinda Mason of Modesto, say they just want to exercise their First Amendment rights.