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Mass. gubernatorial forum to focus on LGBT issues

| Monday, March 17, 2014
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BOSTON -- Candidates for governor in Massachusetts will participate in a forum to discuss issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and progressive policies.

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Mayor skips Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade over exclusion of gay vets

| Sunday, March 16, 2014
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BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is skipping the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday because organizers are excluding a group of gay veterans.

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Sam Adams pulls sponsorship of Boston St. Patrick’s parade for excluding gays

| Friday, March 14, 2014
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BOSTON -- The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.

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Gay veterans give up on efforts to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
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BOSTON -- A gay rights advocacy group says it is ending its efforts to get organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade to allow gay military veterans to march.

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Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers bar gay veterans group

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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BOSTON — Boston's mayor is hoping a deal can still be reached to allow a gay group to march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, even after organizers said they were deceived by a gay veterans group and ended negotiations.

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Boston easing two-decade long ban on gay groups in St. Patrick’s Day parade

| Saturday, March 1, 2014
Steven Senne, APMembers of the Quaboag Highlanders, of Monson, Mass., blow bagpipes while marching in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston.
BOSTON -- Organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade are easing their two-decade long ban on gay groups by inviting marchers from an organization that seeks to preserve marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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LGBT groups shut out from joining in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

| Friday, March 16, 2012
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BOSTON -- Organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place in South Boston have rejected applications submitted by two LGBT advocacy groups to participate in Sunday’s parade.

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