This just in: Gay Pride isn’t all that gay.
A recent survey out of Europe has found that nearly half of all Pride participants are heterosexual. Not just that, but many often join the celebration spontaneously.
The survey was conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg during last year’s Pride Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, but it wasn’t released until this year, as the city began preparing to celebrate it’s 18th Pride which started July 17 and continues through August 1.
Researchers found that six out of 10 people at last summer’s Pride Parade were women, and four out of 10 were heterosexual.
Other results found that every third individual who partook in the celebration did so spontaneously, and that 42 percent of last year’s participants were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old compared to 35 percent who were under the age of 29.
But before you start freaking out, fellas, don’t.
The straights may be infiltrating gay Pride, but there’s absolutely no threat of them taking it over completely. Last weekend, a Seattle man tried organizing a “Heterosexual Pride” parade and nobody showed up. No, seriously, nobody. Only the event’s coordinator, Anthony Rebello, attended.
Despite heterosexual encroachment, Gay Pride is going to be just fine.
h/t: Pink News UK