Tag Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

DETROIT: Fake Irish Pub Turns Away Irish Customers In St. Patrick’s Day Lesson On Immigration [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The bouncer who called Irish people “lazy” and “lower-class citizens” last weekend at the door of a pub on the bustling parade route of Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade ignited more than a few tempers. But he wasn’t trying to spark a fight — just make people think. It was all part of an experiment to raise …

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GEORGIA: ACLU Wins Battle For Protest Signs Against Mike Pence At Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Associated Press reports: Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech fight Friday as city officials in Savannah backed off prohibiting signs and posters at the event. City officials reversed course and announced signs would be allowed …

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Christian Site Claims LGBT Activists Vowed “Violence And Possible Deaths” Over Banning Of Gay Veterans Group From Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From the far-right Christian site LifeSiteNews: LGBTQ activists threatened “large-scale violence,” rioting and “possible deaths” if they were not allowed to participate in Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said. According to parade officials, Boston Police said homosexuals bused in from other states to “disrupt” the festivities were a serious threat unless Catholic organizers permitted a gay veterans group …

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Melania To Skip Hosting Irish Prime Minister On St. Patrick’s Day Because She Won’t Leave Trump Tower

The Irish Times reports: US First Lady Melania Trump is not due to appear alongside husband Donald Trump when he meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony next week. Mr Kenny and his wife Fionnuala have previously appeared at the shamrock ceremony in the White House alongside former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama but …

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REVERSAL: Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Organizers Allow Gay Veterans Group After Backlash From Sponsors

Boston’s Fox affiliate reports: After several days of back and forth, organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade have decided to allow LGBT veterans group OUTVETS to participate. The decision was announced in a tweet from parade organizers just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. “This is something that had to be fixed. This is something that I needed to …

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BOSTON: St. Patrick’s Parade Organizers To Reconsider Banning Of Gay Veterans Group After Backlash

The Associated Press reports: The organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have scheduled an emergency meeting to reconsider their vote to bar a gay veterans group from participating. The vote Tuesday to bar OutVets drew immediate condemnation from high-profile politicians. Ed Flynn, a member of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade scheduled for March …

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BOSTON: Mayor And Iraq Vet Who Was To Lead St. Patrick’s Parade Drop Out Over Banning Of Gay Group

Universal Hub reports: Dan Magoon, who heads an organization to honor and support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, today quit his honorary position as head of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade after its organizers voted to bar a gay veterans group from the procession. Mayor Walsh [photo] also said this morning he will not march in …

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BOSTON: Gay Veterans Group Banned From City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Two Years Of Participating

The gay veterans group that in 2015 was the first LGBT organization to be allowed to participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been banned from this year’s event. The Boston Globe reports: Ed Flynn, a South Boston resident and a member of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council — the parade’s organizer — confirmed that the group …

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NEW YORK CITY: LGBT Group Marches Behind Their Own Banner For First Time In St. Patrick’s Parade

DOMA champion Edith Windsor and Irish activist Brendan Fay were among the LGBT luminaries marching today behind the own banner for the first time in the 255 year history of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. NBC New York reports: Security was tight as 200,000 marchers strode up Fifth Avenue beginning at about 11 a.m., bagpipes and horns blaring. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor De Blasio To March With Irish LGBT Group In First St. Patrick’s Parade Appearance

Stand by for the usual fit from Bill Donohue. Irish Central reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will, for the first time ever, march in this year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Voice has learned. The mayor, who refused to take part in the parade in prior years due to the exclusion of gay …

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NEW YORK: Attorney General’s Office To Investigate Boner Pill Purchases By Former St. Patrick’s Chairman

The New York state Attorney General’s office has opened an investigation into the finances of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade organization. Last month it was reported that the group’s notoriously anti-gay former chairman, John Dunleavy, had used parade funds to buy “male enhancement” drugs and has made other questionable purchases. The Irish Voice reports: A letter sent last …

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REPORT: Anti-Gay NYC St. Patrick’s Day Chair Bought “Male Enhancement Drugs” With Parade Funds

The notoriously anti-gay chairman of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been accused of using parade funds to buy “male enhancement” drugs and make other unauthorized purchases. The Irish Voice reports: The board of directors of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade has notified the New York State Attorney General’s office about a “misuse” of parade …

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NEW YORK CITY: Irish LGBT Contingent To March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade For First Time Ever

Bill Donohue is going to have Catholic kittens! Via the Irish Queers: We are happy and relieved to announce that, after 25 years of struggle, we have won! The NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade has dropped its bigoted ban: an Irish LGBTQ contingent will finally march with its own banner in the parade next March 17th. From the beginning, our …

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NYC St. Patrick’s Parade Head Ousted Over Opposition To Gay Participation

Irish Central reports: John Dunleavy is out as chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, sources have told the Irish Voice and IrishCentral. A meeting of the parade officers and board members on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the ouster of Dunleavy, 78, in a move expected after the Irish Voice reported last month that Dunleavy said gay …

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NEW YORK CITY: St. Patrick’s Day Chair Says Gays Won’t March in 2016 Parade

Ireland’s historic vote on same-sex marriage apparently means nothing to the head of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Irish Voice reports today that John Dunleavy, the chairman of the parade, is shopping the broadcast rights to the 2016 parade to other networks after NBC insisted that gay groups be allowed to march. Dunleavy has declared that …

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There’s Leprechaun Porn?

Pornhub sends us the above ranking of St. Patrick’s Day search terms. More proof that Rule #34 is true.

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Irish Queers Protest At NYC Parade

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Matt Baume On St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Clip recap: “Why does it matter whether or not gays are allowed to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Don’t they have enough parades of their own? Let’s talk about why gays and parades are such a big deal — and why this year’s parade is such an important change of pace from the 110 years that came before.”

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Bill Donohue Has The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sadz: My Own People Did Me In

Start at the 3:00 mark.

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BOSTON: LGBT Groups March For First Time In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Via the Boston Globe: History marched through South Boston on Sunday as gay organizations took their place for the first time in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Joining them in front of hundreds of thousands of green-clad revelers was Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the first Boston chief executive to walk the route in two decades. “I’m very excited,” Walsh …

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