No, thanks! Nearly 17,000 people sign petition slamming the ‘non-binary and transgender extravaganza’ Macy’s plans for upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nearly 17,000 people have signed an online petition decrying a ‘non-binary and transgender extravaganza’ at the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade, over two gender non-conforming performers in the line-up.

petition organized by One Million Moms, part of the conservative American Family Association, says the event will expose ‘tens of millions of viewers at home to the liberal LGBTQ agenda.’


Tie-ups between trans performers and corporations have proven divisive in recent months. Bud Light’s partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney led to a backlash and boycott that cost the company millions.

In their petition, One Million Moms warns Macy’s against making a similar mistake.

‘Shame on Macy’s for promoting and sponsoring this type of entertainment,’ the petition says.

‘We still cannot trust Macy’s Dept. Store. It is clear that Macy’s does not have our children’s best interests in mind. Macy’s needs to know that trust must be earned, and once trust is lost, it is difficult to get back.’

They take aim at the appearance of two trans Broadway stars among the parade line-up of Beagle Scout Snoopy, ‘Baby Yoda’ Grogu, and other giant balloons, marching bands, and clown crews.

They are Justin David Sullivan, a trans non-binary singer who uses ‘he/she/they’ pronouns, and Alex Newell, a biological male who presents as female and uses ‘all pronouns.’


On his website, Sullivan says he’s ‘passionate about diversity and representation’ and he in February said he wouldn’t take part in the Tony awards because they have male and female categories.

Newell currently appears in another Broadway show, Shucked, in which he plays the character Lulu, who in the song Independently Owned, sings ‘I won’t change who I’ve always been / A W-O-M-A-N / W-O-M-A-N.’

Newell, who played Unique Adams in the musical television series Glee, in June became the first out nonbinary actor to win a Tony for a performance.


The 2021 parade was the first to feature a transgender pop star, with German singer/songwriter Kim Petras performing her bubblegum number ‘I Don’t Want It At All.’

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