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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    What exactly is the good reason for objecting to a group of gay vets carrying a tasteful banner -- much as a high school marching band would carry, identifying what school they're from -- identifying them as gay vets?
    As long as their sign didnt contain the word GAY, nobody would care.

    Rainbow Warriors?

    No problem.

    Gay Vets?

    Problem.

    Why is it necessary to advertise sexual preference to be considered a group?

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    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.

    Heya SMW. Did they have activists down in the Dallas Parades with signs?

    Myself, I would expect to see a lot of Fire and Police Personnel in the Parades.....at least its that way around here. Be interesting to see like a video of Footage of the Parades in all different parts of the country. As well as to note who is about the Political activism with such events.

    Course with the Italians and Sicilians. St Josephs Day is round.....but I didn't hear all this hoopla over that day either.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    As long as their sign didnt contain the word GAY, nobody would care.

    Rainbow Warriors?

    No problem.

    Gay Vets?

    Problem.

    Why is it necessary to advertise sexual preference to be considered a group?
    Why is it a problem to advertise their sexual preference?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Why is it a problem to advertise their sexual preference?
    Because nobody else does.

    Why are they 'special?'

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    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 cityís St. Patrickís Day Parade, the nationís 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 ó provided they donít 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.


    The only thing I find is what GLAAD said that Heineken did Right.....doesn't say if they were involved. but I would think it would be the major groups foo Both NY and Boston.

    Heineken sent the right message to LGBT youth, customers and employees who simply want to be part of the celebration," Sarah Kate Ellis, president of gay rights group GLAAD, said in a statement.....snip~


    That's another thing I have been about is....over the reporting.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Because nobody else does.
    If others are being allowed to carry a banner identifying who they are and where they're from, this group should be able to identify themselves as gay vets. That's not special.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Why are they 'special?'
    Because while they were serving in the military, they were the only ones who weren't allowed to discuss their love life without being forcibly removed from the service, despite the fact that their risks were no less dear nor their blood any less red.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Because nobody else does.

    Why are they 'special?'
    "IF" thats the name of thier org/group theres NOTHING special about it
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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Why are we celebrating gay people being deprived of good beer?

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    How do you know?
    First of all based on last year's parade photos I posted, and secondly because that's what they always do. <duh>

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    Re: Beer makers drop out of St. Patrick's Parades that Ban Openly Gay Marchers.....

    Because im curious
    I can COMPLETE understand banners that say "vote this" or "vote that" or Equal Gay RIghts for americans etc etc as those are political messages and could be considered activists

    but

    what if the banner they wanted simply said "Gay Veterans Group of Massachusetts" would this be an issues for people and if so why?
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