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No homophobes are gonna rain on Stephen Amell's Pride parade. Actor Stephen Amell ("Arrow") has been an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ community for years. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images. So it wasn't all that surprising when he posted photos of himself attending Vancouver's LGBTQ Pride festivities. ️️️Posted by Stephen Amell on Sunday, August 6, 2017 The Canadian actor, who identifies as straight, was in town filming the latest season of "Arrow," when he gleefully snapped photos at the parade alongside his wife, Cassandra. ️ with this one.Posted by Stephen Amell on Sunday, August 6, 2017 But then, as they so often do, anti-LGBTQ Facebook trolls started chiming in. The majority of comments on Amell's Pride pictures were positive, to be sure. But a surprising number of haters began throwing in their two cents with bigoted, ignorant, or simply nonsensical remarks."Looking like a moron you sure fit in," one user wrote. "How come we don't see Hollywood actors putting on this much show for homeless kids and families and poverty or veterans?" someone asked, as if it's some kind of competition (side note: we, um, do see that from celebrities — all the time) or as though every human can only pick one cause to support."By doing this, you are disrupting the common sense created by God," interjected another.The homophobia didn't sit well with Amell. On Aug. 7, the actor responded to the negativity in a separate post, noting he'll be stepping up his Pride game next year, thanks to all the homophobes."I had a fantastic weekend in Vancouver with my wife and friends, met some terrific people and more than anything just tried to soak in all the positive energy from people living their best lives," Amell wrote. Facebook! What's happening! So I'm scrolling through my page this morning and I was really taken aback by some of the...Posted by Stephen Amell on Monday, August 7, 2017 "If I'm in Vancouver next year I won't just go back, I'll walk in the parade,"
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