Watch out, “American Idol.” San Francisco’s first “Gay Pride Idol” makes her debut at today’s big parade and rally — only guess what? She’s not gay.
Or lesbian, bisexual or transgender, for that matter.
She’s straight. And boy, are some people ticked.
“It is a huge slap in the face,” fumed one losing “Pride Idol” contestant.
“Completely outraged,” another Pride-proud woman from Corte Madera wrote in an e-mail to parade organizers. “This should have been an opportunity for someone . . . who lives their life as a Queer and feels the joys and the pain of being Queer.”
Those are just some of the comments that newly crowned Pride Idol Marianne Kooken has faced this past week as she readied herself for the stage at today’s big post-parade rally in Civic Center, where she’ll be belting out three tunes.