Category:Proud Boys

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Proud Boys
Formation 2016; 4 years ago (2016)
Type Far-right men's organization[1][2]
Leader Gavin McInnes

Proud Boys is a far-right men's organization[1][2][3][4] with presences in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.[5][6][7] It was founded in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder and former commentator Gavin McInnes. McInnes describes the group as a "pro-Western fraternal organization" for men who "refuse to apologize for creating the modern world."[8] Proud Boys has been described as both alt-right and alt-lite, [9][10] but although McInnes has denied the group is alt-right [11] is it one is is one of the few such groups still strongly active after a year in which the broader movement has been battered by lawsuits, deplatforming, and infighting.[12]

The group takes its name from the showtune "Proud of Your Boy," a song cut from the Disney film Aladdin, in which the title character apologizes to his mother.[10][13] The group has Fight Club-style initiations.[13] Their unofficial uniform is khaki shorts and Fred Perry polo shirts.[14]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Carter, Seattle police wary of May Day violence between pro- and anti-Trump groups, Seattle Times (May 1, 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Colleen Long, 11 arrests at NYU protest over speech by 'Proud Boys' leader, Associated Press (February 3, 2017): "a far-right men's organization"
  3. Tasker, John Paul. "Head of Canada's Indigenous veterans group hopes Proud Boys don't lose their CAF jobs". CBC. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  4. Paige St. John & Veronica Rocha, Conservative and alt-right groups gather for 'free speech' rally in Berkeley, Los Angeles Times (April 27, 2017): "far right group Proud Boys..."
  5. "-='Proud Boys' back in Canada military after crashing indigenous ceremony". BBC News. 31 August 2017.
  6. Gilbert, Simon (30 July 2017). "Right wing activist warns people to avoid "immigrant city" Coventry which he claims is "awful"". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. "Vetting Groups and Portals". Proud Boys. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  8. Osnos, Evan (February 6, 2017). "Trump Supporters at the DeploraBall". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  9. Andrew Marantz, The Alt-Right Branding War Has Torn the Movement in Two, The New Yorker (July 6, 2017).
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The fratty Proud Boys are the alt right's weirdest new phenomenon". Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  11. Woodhouse, Leighton Akio (21 September 2017). "AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE AMERICAN FAR RIGHT IS TEARING ITSELF APART". The Intercept. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  12. Barnes, Luke (2018-08-17). "Sheriff’s deputy fired after social media posts reveal ties to far-right Proud Boys: Brian Green was determined to have violated the department's social media policy.". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Disser, Nicole (July 28, 2016). Gavin McInnes and his Proud Boys want to make white men great again.
  14. Jake Woolf (July 11, 2017). "Fred Perry Wants Alt-Right Bros to Stop Wearing Their Polos". GQ.


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