Heya AJ I have been checking.....I cannot find any others from other activists organizations being in the parade. Not even Peta. No banners.....no signs and no sponsorship for any activists.
Like AC said for many it is a Religious Holiday.....if any groups then it would be the Culture of the Irish.
Myself I am going with keep it that way for all. Keep the Political out of it.
What is the intention of these groups in this parade? The pic of the drag queen "Panti Bliss" (what an offensive and lewd name) with De Blasio sends a very definite an public message that I find inappropriate and objectionable.
I suppose this was last year's parade:
This is offensive to families and shouldn't be viewed by children
To be fair & inclusive, there really needs to be a group of a-sexuals, bi-sexuals and straights, too. And of course, they'd need banners to declare which team they're on.
Srsly, I think Dallas' St Patrick Day parade has always had lots of gays participating. .. mainly because they like wearing green and white sequined tophats!
It's carrying signs declaring their sexual preference people object to. And with good reason.
1.) well until we can show that THIS group is an "activist" group you are focusing on the wrong thing.
thats what ive been trying to find, it seems they wanted a banner that said gay veterans group or somethign of that nature. Theres nothign activist about that
2.) this is already meaningless as st patricks day is about as religious as halloween and every other major holiday. They also already said that"
"Let me clear up one misconception. Gays are not banned from this parade. Everyone, whether Irish, Jewish, Hindu or pansexual, is welcome to attend the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the nation’s largest. The event dates to 1762, when the British still ran this country, New York was more than a century away from acquiring five boroughs, and people still friended each other in person.
All can attend — provided they don’t carry signs identifying themselves as gay."
3.) again im fine with this also. Im fine with keeping activists and politics out of it but can you tell me what is activist or political if the banner simply identifies thier group? if the banner says "gay veterans group"?
now again i admit maybe they wanted OTHER banners and that may have been the issue i simply cant find that info.