It All Went Down In The Flowerbed Of A Sonic Drive-In

Brawling and bear spray at the 3rd "straight pride" rally in Modesto, California
(screen capture via YouTube/News2Share)

The third so-called “straight pride” event held in Modesto, California, on Saturday ended with a brawl and bear spray as the far-right group the Proud Boys clashed with pro-LGBTQ protesters.

Prior to the hate rally organized by the Proud Boys, about 100 LGBTQ people and their supporters gathered in Roosevelt Park for an event described as “No Hate In The Valley.” Several groups, including MoPride and the Stanislaus Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, joined together to speak out against the “straight pride” group and affirm the LGBTQ+ community.

Announcement for pro-LGBTQ+ event "No Hate in the Valley" in Modesto, California
(image via Facebook)

Jupiter Dalby, an organizer with the Central California LGBTQ Collaborative, told the Modesto Bee he feels there are several places in the Central Valley where LGBTQ equality lagging.

Calling out the mayor and Modesto City Council, Dalby said, “They need to stand up for us. They need to show up for us.”


As the pro-LGBTQ group was winding up their event, just a few blocks away the “straight pride” rally was getting started. As in the past, their location of choice was the Modesto Planned Parenthood.

For about an hour the Proud Boys, along with a conservative pastor and other far-right extremists, traded verbal barbs with a group of counter-protesters who had gathered across the street.

But shortly after 1 p.m. things escalated to physical violence as punches were thrown and clouds of bear spray filled the air and protesters faces.



Modesto police officers arrived in tactical gear and fired an aerial flash bang to disperse the crowd of between 150 and 200 people which police declared an “unlawful assembly.” The police closed the street and arrested two people on misdemeanor charges.

One person faces charges of failure to disperse and resisting arrest, and the other person was charged with fighting in public.



Local citizens have been protesting the anti-LGBTQ “straight pride” events since they first began in 2019. While the haters claim to have strong support, they’ve never drawn more than a couple dozen participants to their hate rallies.

(Source: Modesto Bee)

7 thoughts on “It All Went Down In The Flowerbed Of A Sonic Drive-In”

  1. Hilarious spin by Instinct. The radical leftists instigated the violence, as they ALWAYS do. They got their asses kicked, and even had to be saved by the (much despised) police, who swooped in at the end of the video. 😂

    • YEP LOCK THEM UP LIKE their DADDY TTTTTTTTTTTTrump YES LOCK THEM UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. They have the same equal rights to hold straight pride events as everyone else to hold their own pride events. That’s democracy!! We know its redundant as having a dollar bill as having 100 pennies. Straight people do not need a pride event but it is 100% within their rights to have one either way. Anyone who protests against their right or believe is guilty of trying to take away others people’s right to voice, express, believe.

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