Guinness and Heineken Drop out of St. Patrick's Day Parade Because of Anti-Gay Policies
Beer companies Guinness and Heineken dropped out of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade because of its policy that prohibits LGBT people from openly marching. The decision came after the Stonewall Inn announced it would stop selling the beer if they stood by their sponsorship of the parade. The St. Patrick's Day parades in both New York City and Boston have a long legacy of anti-gay policies. After the Boston Mayor Marty Walsh failed in negotiation attempts on inclusion, he announced he would be boycotting the city's parade. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is following suit.
By Jordan Moses
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