Gay US Veterans Denied Spot in St. Patrick's Parade

By Andrea Hernandez


One can only assume it's because we are LGBTQ

BOSTON: A gay veterans group said Wednesday it has been denied permission to march in this year's Boston St. Patrick's Day parade just two years after organizers made the groundbreaking decision to allow gay groups to participate for the first time.
The veterans group, OutVets, said on its Facebook page that the reason for the denial is unclear, but "one can only assume it's because we are LGBTQ."
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, the parade's organizer, drew immediate condemnation from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who said he would not participate in the March 19 parade unless the council reversed course.
"I will not tolerate discrimination in our city of any form," he said in a statement.

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