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Staten Island’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Head Turns To Shoving To Keep Out Any Mention Of Homosexuals

It didn’t even take Staten Island’s St. Patrick’s Day pride organizer Dennis McKeon on Sunday bullying an attendee — St. Jermaine Endeley, for wearing a lapel pin in support of Staten Island Pride, a gay group that was permitted to march so long as they didn’t include a banner (which appears to be a lie) — to get the city’s chief lesbian to revolt. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she won’t march in the parade again, nor will Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Stringer, who all held a pre-parade presser to announce their decision. I don’t want to be the one to say it, but: the things that have to happen for Staten Island to get one iota of attention.

On:           Mar 8, 2011
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    • kernelt

      what a shitty parade

      Mar 8, 2011 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426

      what were we even seeing here?

      Mar 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C

      Staten Island parades are pretty gay, I mean lame. Union workers and veterans shuffling down the street like zombies.

      Mar 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave McD

      Im from Ireland and am utterly disgusted to learn that Paddys day parades in America, New York especially are anti-gay!! I am disgusted that these parades are tarnishing my country with this hatred!! Here in Dublin LGBT organisations are of course able to march with the parade. the question of excluding them would never enter our heads! i would so much prefer that america forgot everything irish because im ashamed that my country’s traditions are abused in such a way

      Mar 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JumpingUp

      Dave McD : But, to be fair, gays in NYC despise anyone Irish or of Irish-descent to begin with. It’s considered “high-class” to hate them by newcomer gay transplants. So irish-descended New Yorkers are like….f–k ’em, anyway.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The sane Francis

      DavMcD, you’re country has support of marriage equality in the 70s. America doesn’t light a candle in terms of social equality for LGBT citizens. In the eyes of the Catholic leaders who direct the main St. Patrick’s day parade in America, we simply are anti-Catholic and therefore unwelcome to join the festivities. I can understand how it must feel as an Irish person to basically realize a country would attack it’s own and others in such a way, but that’s America for you.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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