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'Straight White Guy Festival' coming to Ohio in September?

Flyers advertising the festival have been found in a park that usually hosts gay pride events.
By Evan Bleier   |   July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM   |   Comments

CLINTONVILLE, Ohio, July 18 (UPI) -- Flyers advertising an event called the "Straight White Guy Festival" have started to show up in an Ohio park that usually hosts gay pride events.

According to the flyers, the festival will take place in Goodale Park in Clintonville this September.


According to the flyer, beer will be available, but illegal drugs are unwelcome.

It's unclear if the event is really taking place or not, but many people don't find the message behind the "festival" very funny.

"This kind of thing implies there's some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio. Straight white people are doing just fine," same-sex marriage advocate Michael Premo told 10TV. "I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who the love."

Other disagree.

"I think it's funny. If they want to do this, great, freedom of expression," said local resident Cheralyn Elkins.


The city doesn't have any permits on file for the festival at this point, so the whole thing could just be a big joke.

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