In Butte, Montana, an unusual event is due to take place later this month. While many cities around the world are celebrating gay pride with a parade, in Butte a group of homophobes will march through the streets.
Organiser Geoff Muncher explained, "People don't understand how oppressed us homophobes are. We daren't reveal our true feelings for fear of persecution. I haven't even told my parents yet."
Muncher has come under criticism from gay rights groups who say that he is spreading a message of hate. He responded by saying that he could not help being homophobic, but that he was simply "born that way".
Despite the complaints, local officials have decided the parade may go ahead. Mayor Gay Friendly said, "I don't like it, but as long as the parade is peaceful, I have no reason to stop it. I hate to imagine what these sick homophobes get up to behind closed doors. If they try anything illegal during the parade, be assured the police will stop them."
The Homophobe Pride Parade will take place next Saturday.