Skip to comments.​Heineken Joins Sam Adams in Boycotting St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted on 03/17/2014 2:09:43 AM PDT by fulltlt
Last week, Boston Beer Company (the makers of Samuel Adams Lager) decided to pull their sponsorship from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, and it looks like Heineken is doing the same in New York for Monday's celebrations. Related Irish PM Urged To Support St Paddy's Day LGBT Negotiations
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Both brewing companies are doing so to support LGBT community members, after parade organizers ever-so-benevolently allowed LGBT members to march in the parade, but banned them from using any and all signage about sexual orientation. Gay rights groups have reached out to various authorities including Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to put their foot down, and a couple have. Boston mayor Marty Walsh did not attend the parade, and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio does not appear to be attending tomorrow's parade.
A Heineken spokesperson told CNBC, "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade."
The decision to pull the sponsorship has been lauded by gay rights activists. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis also praised the decision:
"Heineken sent the right message to LGBT youth, customers and employees who simply want to be part of the celebration."
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Unfortunately, I’d lost my taste for Heineken well over a decade ago. They won’t feel my boycott. Sam Adams already is. I’m sure they notice. ;-)
Who are these cowardly companies appeasing, chablis-swilling pickle sniffers? Must be the beer-guzzling bull dykes.
Too bad. I used to like Heineken. See ya, fellas.
Bye bye Sammies.
Great that so many other fine options exist.
Churches need to run floats expressing their views in gay parades.
No doubt these gay run union corps will back up Christians when they are denied being able to participate in gay Parades.
Sammies is now to be called Dyke piss!
Heineken in my area became a status symbol for blacks years ago (I guess they viewed it as an exclusive import); I rarely see people drink it (in the places I would frequent).
This is the equivalent of Colt 45 boycotting the parade...
Never liked green beer anyways...
...so when will Sam Adams be introducing their limited edition ‘Lavender Lager’?
Let them know how you feel and pass it along to everybody.
Queer Beer. Wonder how Corona responds? “Gringo Maricóns”
I’ll stick with Miller Lite (from Wisconsin)
The question is which company (Heineken, Guinness, Sam Adams) will be first to come out with a bottle shaped like a butt plug/dildo?
This is begging for a Photoshop.
Ain’t POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GREAT!
Have we seriously gotten to the point where people can’t enjoy anything without a bunch of whiners belching and farting about their politics?
Well, well, well...Heineken and Sam Adams have joined the perverts. They’ll just have to do without my business.
Sad about Sam and Guinness going in with the feltcher crowd. If somebody else’s sex life is none of my business, why do I have to keep hearing about it? Just what is a gay firefighter organization and other than their preferred method of personal, private behavior, what do they do differently than straight firefighters?
Never was interested in Heinekens (heinies? hmmm)
Was looking forward to trying some of the SA brews when I got back to the states, as well as trying Guiness (neither is available here in India). Now? Time to start researching alternates.
I see the queer mafia has been busy...
Miller is a real good domestic light beer. Coors regular I like too, but their lite beer, the silver bullet is like water.
But I speak from past history. My current health issues prevents me from drinking (I will sneak a beer or two over the course of a year).
This ain't about access, its about a political agenda and companies need to understand that crap cuts two ways.
F' heiniken and f' sam adams and screw guiness!
If they want to become activists for causes, good for them and good for me, since I am then a more informed consumer and will avoid supporting those causes I don't believe in by avoiding those who stand for them and whatever they're selling.
Like now or when they target those who they don't agree with like with Chick-fil-A.
Live by the sword; die by the sword.
This is really getting ridiculous.
I hope the “We love gays more than we love Irish” line they’ve taken works well for them in Boston.....
Heineken sucks even without the packers.
If I were in NYC today, I’d drink a Bass ale. And there’s Harp.
I’m very wrong on both
Bass is English. Harp is from Guinness
Dos Equis amber. The label is green
As long as Shiners doesn’t join in, I’ll be OK. Methinks neither Heineken nor Sam Adams understands their customer base very well. I don’t think either beer can be sustained by the miniscule proportion of the population that are homosexual.
Who’da thunk there was so many fruitcakes into brewskis....
Guinness pulls sponsorship of New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Published March 17, 2014
What’s a St. Patrick’s Day parade without Guinness? The organizers of New York City’s annual march down Fifth Avenue are about to find out.
The makers of the popular Irish beer announced over the weekend that they pulled their sponsorship of the parade due to organizers’ longstanding rule against gay and lesbian groups marching openly.