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St. Pat’s parades proceed amid tension over gays

Published: Mon, March 17, 2014 @ 10:42 a.m.

St. Pat’s parades proceed amid tension over gays

NEW YORK (AP) — A weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating today in New York, where Guinness beer and the city’s new mayor planned to sit out the world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage. Mayor Bill de Blasio held the traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at Gracie Mansion with the Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, but planned to boycott the parade, which doesn’t allow expressions of gay identity. Boston’s new mayor, Martin Walsh, also opted out of that city’s parade Sunday after talks broke down that would have allowed a gay veterans group to march.


1dontbeafool(2094 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

@dan, I see where you are coming from, and I don't know why people do that unless they are saying "I am proud to be this". It is just an exclamation that, this IS who I am, deal with it. I guess the group of "Gay Vets" would just be like having a social group like the "Italian American Club" or an Afro American club. If there was just a group of "Veterans" who marched, I would just prefer that the gay vets just marched with them. Personally, if you served our country, I respect you whether you are gay, straight, black, white, dem, or rep. I think the more people make it an issue (like boycotting the parade), the more a particular group will feel the need to form their groups wanting to be accepted.

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2redeye1(5664 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

All the straight people should request to march in the Gay Pride parade with their signs. I wonder what would happen? Don't you

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