That's Cool, We'll Drink Green Beer at Home This Year
Today in turning-back-the-clock news:
OutVets, a group of Massachusetts LGBT veterans, fought for more than two decades to be included in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade.
In 2015, that finally happened. This year, though, the lead organizer of the March 19 parade is having a change of mind.
The reason? Those pesky rainbow patches on their jackets, which parade organizers think are just a bit too much.
How to help honor the service of LGBT veterans
Get in touch directly with parade organizer Tim Duross to share your thoughts at (844) 478-7287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tweet at Anheuser-Busch, the parade's biggest corporate sponsor, urging it to pull its sponsorship (Stop & Shop, Boston Scally, and Dedham Savings have already pulled their funding unless something changes).
Tweet your appreciation to MA Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walshfor sitting this one out in solidarity.
Sit out the Boston parade, or show up with a really big rainbow flag.