Photo: Dee Snider | By Alex Baker, MSN | [This is a folow-up to last week’s story about Mr. Snider’s defense of drag queens]. Twisted Sister’s 1980s rock classic, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has been dropped as the unofficial anthem of this year’s SF Pride Parade & Celebration in San Francisco following a controversial tweet from the band’s lead singer, the festival confirmed to Nexstar’s KRON.

The festival was on the cusp of officially announcing the song as Pride’s “unofficial rallying cry” and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was due to perform the song on the festival’s main stage.

However, the relationship between the flamboyant rocker and the festival broke down after Snider tweeted his support for a statement from KISS frontman Paul Stanley that’s been widely panned as transphobic.

On Sunday, Stanley tweeted out a lengthy statement that read in part, “With many children who have no real sense of sexuality or sexual experiences caught up in the ‘fun’ of using pronouns and saying what they identify as, some adults mistakenly confuse teaching acceptance with normalizing and encouraging a situation that has been a struggle for those truly affect and have turned it into a sad and dangerous fad.”

The tweet drew a divisive response, with many members of the right-wing media praising Stanley for his stance. Others called the tweet out as anti-trans and accused Stanley of mischaracterizing gender-affirming care as a “game.”
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This year’s SF Pride Celebration will take place June 24 and June 25 with the annual Pride Parade set for Saturday, June 25.

Photo: Dee Snider

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