PRIDE parades are generally peaceful celebrations of the LGBTI culture both past and present. However, sometimes homophobic movements rear their ugly heads.

During Sunday’s Seattle Pride Parade, extremist Christian protestors attempting to disrupt the peaceful event did not expect to come against local drag queen identity Mama Tits, her microphone and a human “wall of love”.

Speaking to Seattle Gay Scene, Mama Tits described the confrontation.

“I saw them coming up the road pre-Parade and looked at Sylvia and DonnaTella and said, ‘Ladies, let’s make a wall’,” she said.

“Before I knew it, I was standing tits to nose with the leader guy on the megaphone. It felt like I had the strength of all the people who had ever been hurt by these people standing right behind be me giving me power.

“I was almost in auto-pilot mode from my days as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. I planted myself in his path and wouldn’t move. When he walked around me, I got back in front of him again and again. I stared him in the eyes and could see the pain in his eyes, I could see he was scared and he should have been. He tried to hit me with his sign, but like Bianca Del Rio says, ‘Not today, Satan!'”

Police eventually separated the protestors from the parade route and escorted them away from a crowd who were cheering on Mama Tits.

“Shortly after I heard him quoting Leviticus, I just spouted back all the other parts he was leaving out to show how much of a hypocrite he was,” she said.

“It is always interesting how religious whack jobs misinterpret everything in the Bible and bend it to their will to create hate, when all they are doing is showing their ignorance. I yelled, ‘You have no power here, be gone before someone drops a house on you!’

“Once they were escorted off the parade route, I noticed how much it had affected me. I was trembling and on the verge of tears, because when people blindly hate and preach it in public like these people do, they have no regard for the people lives they are effecting.”

Mama Tits also said moments like these were examples why Pride parades were still relevant today than ever before.

“Leading up to Seattle Pride, I heard random people say, ‘We don’t need a Pride parade anymore’,” Seattle Gay Scene reported her as saying.

“Well, what happened this past Sunday before the actual Seattle Pride Parade was a perfect example of why we still need to stand tall, march ‘toGayther’, and be fucking PROUD.”

 

Watch the confrontation below:

 

Photos: Dark Dee Lights and Nate Gowdy Photography | H/T: seattlegayscene.com

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