All the major Spanish-language media networks covered the exclusion of LGBTQ people in the New York and Boston St. Patrick's Day parade.
St. Patrick's Day
As top-billed sponsors including Guinness and Heineken pull their support of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade over its ban on LGBT families and organizations, there remains puzzling support from Universities that also claim to respect and protect LGBT people and students.
Guinness today announced that the beer company would drop its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade due to the parade's discriminatory rule that prohibits LGBT families and organizations from participating.
Following a meeting at City Hall, the South Boston Allied Veterans Council issued a press release claiming MassEquality's LGBT Veterans of Equality had misrepresented itself, was not a legitimate veterans' group, and was "using a ploy to enter this parade under false pretenses."
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has announced that the she will be joining Mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the St. Patrick's Day Parade down New York’s 5th Ave.
In Cincinnati, the local chapter of GLSEN is being excluded from this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade because it is an LGBT-affiliated organization. "It's an Irish Catholic parade and we don't want any members of the gay and lesbian community to be affiliated."
This Saturday will mark the 251st annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and once again, LGBT groups will be shut out. And once again this year, New York’s NBC Affiliate is airing - and thereby undoubtedly financially supporting - this discriminatory event.