QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnNew York Mayor to boycott St Patrick's Day parade over LGBT exclusion don't worry Cuch. they'll let you march. Just don't wear your "cuch is gay" t-shortQuoteOrganizers, however, have long insisted that the parade is not anti-gay. While individual gays and lesbians may march, they say, participants are prohibited from displaying pro-LGBT signage and attire. Organizers say such displays detract from the event?s message of celebrating Irish heritage.In a statement Tuesday, Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said de Blasio?s absence will be no great loss to the parade. ?Personally, I am delighted,? he said. ?I lead the Catholic League contingent every year, and I do not want to march with a public official who does not want to be associated with Irish Catholics.? Donohue went on to call descriptions of the parade as anti-gay ?a great myth,? pointing out that the event also prohibits anti-abortion signage. ?The parade is not about homosexuals, or abortion, or anything other than honoring St. Patrick,? he said.I understand that de Blasio will be taking part in the NYC gay pride parade, he's already got his costumeYou should go, seeing your continued interest in this topic.I've never taken part in the NYC St Patrick's Day Parade.I've seen the Boston one (took part in the road race before it in Southie one year) and took part in a world record attempt in Montreal one year (they were trying to get the world record for something like the world's longest St Patrick's Day parade, the newspaper said later that there hadn't been a record in that category so even if they'd only had one person in the parade they would have got the recordThe Montreal St Patricks Day parade pales on comparison with their Fete Mationale parade in the height of summerIsn't there a story that St Paddy was in fact a french man ?
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