Skip to comments.Gay Marchers Can Join Boston St. Patrick's Parade
Posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:09 AM PST by marshmallow
A gay rights group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, event organizers said Saturday, reversing a 20-year-long stance after the city's new mayor intervened.
It was unclear, however, if marchers from MassEquality, one of the largest gay rights advocacy groups in Massachusetts, would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point.
"We don't ban gays, we just want to keep the parade an Irish parade," Tim Duross, the lead organizer of the parade that celebrates the city's Irish heritage and honors military veterans, said in a telephone interview on Saturday.
He cited parade rules banning political protest and references to sexual orientation, suggesting that MassEquality was established enough not to have to explain who they are.
"Everyone knows who they are," he said. "They're a good organization, they help LGBT veterans, and if they help veterans they're OK with us," he added, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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I don’t see anything wrong with gay people in a parade. Actually, I think that’s essential. Who wants a bunch of sad people in a parade. Parades should be gay events, or why bother. Homosexuals are a different matter entirely.
I expect this to be a big "sticking point" as many homosexuals -- and nearly all homosexual activists -- identify themselves primarily by their sexual behavior (homosexuality) or sexual lifestyle ("gay"). But I predict the parade organizers will cave to the demands of the 2.5 percent minority ... quickly.
Yup. The kiddies should enjoy it. Until they want an explanation from you of backless chaps.
Meanwhile in America...
Dear Americans of Irish descent: Now you know how important you really are to the Democrat party.
Good thing its still ok to taunt them and throw rotten fruit at them as they pass.
Case of the camel getting its nose inside the tent.
Then they’ll play the victim.
Because when you think of St. Patrick and Ireland, you think of gay people, right?
They will just all wear leprechaun outfits, only with the backs of their pants cut out.
Strange. I thought the parade was about Irish culture and not about sex.
Then so can the KKK, Nazi’s and any other “respectable” groups!
Will they be allowed to wear their usual parade costumes? Just watch the typical Frisco homosexual pride parade.
I’ll bet every homo who is allowed to march in the identified homo group will be thinking far more about furthering their agenda than he or she will be about celebrating St. Patrick. One thing I’ve notice with the homo advocacy groups is that it’s all about them. They are the most self-absorbed people in the country.
Thank you for your service and thank you for never voting for a Dem.
Exactly. It’s part of the narcissism intrinsic to same-sex attraction disorder.
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