The Mayor supported LGBT rejected from St. Patrick’s parade


An LGBT veterans group whose participation in Boston’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade this year were refused to march this year and they believe it was motivated by their sexuality and gender identity. In response, the city’s mayor Martin J. Walsh told the Boston Globe he would not march unless LGBT Bostoners will, because his city is friendly and inclusive for everybody, it does not allow discrimination in any form, and he urges other people to join him in it. n a message on its Facebook page, OutVets wrote that the council “did not give a clear reason, but, given the tenor of the Council’s deliberations, one can assume it’s because we are LGBTQ.
“This is a sad day for the LGBTQ community and for veterans of all backgrounds. OutVets has marched in this parade for two years without incident. Understanding the concern and controversy that surrounded our application, we followed the South Boston Allied War Veteran Council’s rules to the letter, each time,” the statement reads. “Our presence helped to break through the fog ill-will and discrimination that so distracted from the fine goals of this event – a community-hosted parade to honour all kinds of veterans.” The message ended with a lament that “even after bringing honour to this parade, this community, and to all those who have served, we fight every day to be treated with the basic dignity that comes with service to country.” Local LGBT activists insist on the necessity to allow LGBT participants to take part in the event.


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