Arrow star Stephen Amell warns homophobic critics he'll march in next year's Vancouver Pride parade

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      Apparently, a star attending a Pride parade is too much to handle for some TV fans of the Arrowverse.

      Arrow star Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the superhero series, faced off against homophobic critics for attending Vancouver's Pride parade on August 6.

      The Canadian actor, originally from Toronto, and his wife partook in the LGBT celebrations and showed their support of queer people by posting photos on social media.

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      One picture shows the couple posing at the rainbow crosswalks at Davie and Bute streets while another shows Amell wearing a colourful balloon outfit.

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      While he received a lot of positive responses, he also received some negative ones.

      Amell fired back in a Facebook post on August 7, and vowed to do even better next year—by actually marching in the parade.

      Facebook! What's happening! So I'm scrolling through my page this morning and I was really taken aback by some of the back and forth commentary after I posted two photos from the Pride Parade / Festivities yesterday in Vancouver. The vast majority were positive, but a laughable amount were negative. 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. If I'm in Vancouver next year I won't just go back, I'll walk in the parade. So for everyone in their negative pants: Go be on the wrong side of history on somebody else's Facebook page. xo

      Amell had previously shown his support for LGBT communities by appearing in Fan Fest Orlando in September to fundraise for the survivors and families of victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

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      There were some TV stars who did march in this year's 2017 Vancouver Pride parade: Sense8 cast members and co-creator Lana Wachowski.

      In addition, Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson and Troy Stecher and several politicians, including B.C. Premier John Horgan, walked in the parade.

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      Perhaps next year, we'll see another Pink Arrow join the ranks? After all, he does play a Queen on Arrow

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