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Catholic League president wants to lead ‘Straight is great’ contingent at NYC pride

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League announced Wednesday that the controversy over the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade’s ban on LGBT groups has inspired him to apply to march at the New York pride parade with a “Straight Is Great” banner.

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St. Patrick’s Day parades proceed amid tension over exclusion of gays

| Monday, March 17, 2014
Michael Dwyer, APA group standing for diversity marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
NEW YORK -- A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating Monday in New York, where Guinness beer and the city's new mayor planned to sit out the world's largest parade celebrating Irish heritage.

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Guinness cancels sponsorship of NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay ban

| Sunday, March 16, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Guinness announced Sunday it is cancelling its sponsorship of Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to allow gay participants to carry signs expressing their LGBT pride.

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Historic Stonewall Inn to drop Guinness beer over NYC parade sponsorship

| Sunday, March 16, 2014
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NEW YORK -- New York's historic Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay rights movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves on Monday following the beer company's decision to stand by its sponsorship of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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

| Sunday, March 16, 2014
Martin Walsh
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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Heineken pulls sponsorship from NYC St. Patrick’s over ban on gay pride signs

| Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Heineken announced Friday it has pulled its sponsorship of Monday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to let gay participants carry signs displaying LGBT pride.

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

| Friday, March 14, 2014
Sam-Adams
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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Gay, Irish, in Boston? The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is not for you

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Julien Behal, Press Association (via AP, File)
Let me begin by saying I’m not Irish – something my Irish partner Susan tries daily to not hold against me – and I do not understand the need for all the St. Patrick’s Day tomfoolery. That said, it is beyond my scope of reason to believe that there is not one Irish LGBTQ person in the city of Boston who wouldn’t love to march in their annual parade and celebrate their heritage and their service in the U.S. military...

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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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