zzzzt: Why do some gays feel the need to be in a parade?
Agent Nick Fury: deadsanta: gingerjet: That Guy Jeff: I'm still not sure what gays have to do with Saint Patricks Day, but good for Boston Beeer for taking advantage of a good PR move.What do veterans have to do with Saint Patricks Day?Exactly. Plus the parade features floats and groups from unions, high schools, churches and local businesses, they let all those non-vet groups march to celebrate their Irishness, just not the gay-Irish.Agree - veterans fought for freedom, high schools educate, businesses provide jobs, and homosexuals like to have penises in their mouths.Same, same.
Prophet of Loss: Tolerance is good business. I still won't patronize Chick-A-Fila. They give "Christians" a bad name.
gingerjet: That Guy Jeff: I honestly have no idea what the details of the start of all this hubub is. The impression I got was someone said "lets put a gay pride float in a St Patrick's Day parade!" and the organizers said "Uh, no, it's a St Patrick's Day parade, not a gay pride parade." Of course, I'm entirely making up the conversation based on impressions from headlines. Maybe it's something insidious like "We are going to let all these different groups have a float, but gays can go fark themselves". I don't know. Either way, it seems to be good PR for Boston Beer, so good for them.A veterans group that represents gay men and women wanted to march. After much drama, finger pointing, and fake outrage - the veterans group that organizes the parade said no. Its hard to get the real story of what happened but since St. Patricks day parades have been notoriously anti-gay in the past - I'm just going to blame the organizers.
gingerjet: Dr Dreidel: What do non-Catholics have to do with St Patty's Day?The Catholics aren't organizing the parade. Its a veterans organization. So I go back to my original question./catholic irish ginger here. not a veteran.
zzzzt: Why do some gays feel the need to be in a parade? I can understand if gays weren't allowed to walk with the firefighter's float or the classic cars, but for gays to walk in a group to announce that they are gay makes as much sense as a group of straight people in a parade with banners about some sexual position/act. "Hey, look at me! I like sex that you might disapprove of! Look at me!" Idiots.
That Guy Jeff: I'm still not sure what gays have to do with Saint Patricks Day, but good for Boston Beeer for taking advantage of a good PR move.
haemaker: Oh man, all the other brewers should pull out. The first fully dry St. Patrick's Day parade!
doublesecretprobation: Agent Nick Fury: doublesecretprobation: I alone am best: So I dont get it.The parade sponsor, backed by a Supreme Court ruling, has said that gays and lesbians have always been allowed to participate and that any form of political activism is banned to maintain the spirit of the parade. MassEquality rejected the condition that its group not march as openly gay veterans.Whats the problem?By that logic then the Disabled American Veterans should be forbidden from marching as well.First person I ever farkied as "F'ing idiot".Congrats.Normally I'd just ignore you, but what exactly is so idiotic about my statement?
ciberido: Mr. Ekshun: Vodka Zombie: As much as I hate their beer, good on Sam Adams.Eww, you put that in your mouth? You know, if you try it once that makes you a Sam Adams drinker.You can build a thousand bridges, but if you drink ONE Same Adamas, they don't call you a bridge-builder.
cameroncrazy1984: That Guy Jeff: I'm still not sure what gays have to do with Saint Patricks Day, but good for Boston Beeer for taking advantage of a good PR move.Because there is such a thing as a gay Irish person?
zzzzt: I can understand if gays weren't allowed to walk with the firefighter's float
grimnir: Nobody here seems to give a flying shiat. Most of the people I've met find it bizarre that anyone would care who is gay or trans or whatever. Also, there are a lot more gay people who aren't in the closet, but aren't walking stereotypes - just people, who are gay. It's nice.
R.A.Danny: zzzzt: Why do some gays feel the need to be in a parade?Why do some non gays feel the need to exclude any group from a parade?
factoryconnection: A decision for which I look forward to our resident experts tearing them a new asshole for reasons.
gingerjet: That Guy Jeff: I'm still not sure what gays have to do with Saint Patricks Day, but good for Boston Beeer for taking advantage of a good PR move.What do veterans have to do with Saint Patricks Day?
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