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Boston's St. Pat's Parade To Feature Gay Group

There are 47 comments on the National Public Radio story from Mar 1, 2014, titled Boston's St. Pat's Parade To Feature Gay Group. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

A marriage equality group says Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade is easing its two-decade ban on gay organizations.

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#144 Mar 4, 2014
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I can understand that, but I am also willing to bet, that they do not need a flag or shirt to figure that out.
Do you know why gays head to Provincetown, Fire Island, Gay Days, and Pride Parade?

Because it's such a relief to be feel totally normal there--not just the one whose different. It feels great to be in a place where its safe to be what's normal for you.

Once upon a time, a Jew mentioned to me that he loved Israel because it was such a great place to be Jewish. Same thing.(And why do they need to wear those yarmulkes, anyway?)

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#146 Mar 4, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Do you know why gays head to Provincetown, Fire Island, Gay Days, and Pride Parade?
Because it's such a relief to be feel totally normal there--not just the one whose different. It feels great to be in a place where its safe to be what's normal for you.
Once upon a time, a Jew mentioned to me that he loved Israel because it was such a great place to be Jewish. Same thing.(And why do they need to wear those yarmulkes, anyway?)
I can understand that as well. I also know I feel safe around gays(several friends and many coworkers), though I can understand how being gay in some places might be a tad frightening.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#153 Mar 5, 2014
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Help me understand something. I mean that seriously and I am not trying to be a smartass. Why would someone need a flag, shirt, whatever designed to let others know what their sexual orientation is? As a heterosexual, I have never felt the need to somehow have a symbol that lets all others know who I prefer as a partner.
Now I have no problem with a rainbow flag during any parade, I just do not understand why it is needed in the first place.
The rainbow flag isn't an indication of the person's sexual orientation anymore than the Shamrock is an indication that the person is Irish.

Many straight people display a rainbow flag for the same reasons many non-Irish display a shamrock.

It's a symbol of solidarity.

Personally I don't fly any flag other than the American flag, but that's just me.
rfirma1

Westminster, MD

#161 Mar 5, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Do you know why gays head to Provincetown, Fire Island, Gay Days, and Pride Parade?
Because it's such a relief to be feel totally normal there--not just the one whose different. It feels great to be in a place where its safe to be what's normal for you.
Once upon a time, a Jew mentioned to me that he loved Israel because it was such a great place to be Jewish. Same thing.(And why do they need to wear those yarmulkes, anyway?)
uhhhh,.......if you wanted to feel totally normal.....why not be normal?

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#163 Mar 5, 2014
rfirma1 wrote:
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uhhhh,.......if you wanted to feel totally normal.....why not be normal?
We've got an average of 3 billion heart beats on this planet. Why waste them being normal?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#172 Mar 6, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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I accept that you're gay. I don't care who you have sex with. Gay sex isn't normal. Never was, never will be.
But clearly you DO care. If you didn't care, you would be as interested in these threads as I am in the Hostess Ding Dong tread. Some people love them. I really don't care. Some people talk about how much they love them. I really don't care. Some people fret that, when the stockpile of Hostess Ding Dongs passes its Use By Date in 2025, they won't be able to get any more Ding Dongs. I don't care.

What's not normal is your obsession to stamp out all references to anything gay. You never will be normal.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#174 Mar 6, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Actually made fun of people like you. Not the gays.
I remember All in the Family as a kid, and always hated it because I thought Archie was the most obnoxious person ever. I always hated the show and it wasn't until recently I saw reruns and realized how the show was making fun of his bigotry. I actually enjoy the show now. Funny how ones view of things at age 9-10 changes as one matures!

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