Tag Archive | Boston

US: Gay Veterans Can Now March In Patrick’s Day Parade

US: Gay Veterans Can Now March In Patrick’s Day Parade

Organisers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston have done a U-turn, and now say that gay veterans group, OUTVETS, will be allowed to march in the parade this year. The decision was unanimous. Having been allowed to march in the 2015 parade, the veterans were then told last year that they were not […]

Boston Professional Sports Teams Support Bill Against Trans Discrimination

Boston Professional Sports Teams Support Bill Against Trans Discrimination

Professional sports teams in Boston are supporting a bill which aims to end discrimination against transgenders. The Boston Globe has reported that teams such as Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots are supporting a bill which will ban transgender discrimination in public places. Freedom Massachusetts, an activist group who want to change the law […]

New Rose of Tralee Comes Out as Gay

New Rose of Tralee Comes Out as Gay

The newly-crowned Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, has opened up about her sexuality since her win earlier this week, revealing that she is gay. Maria, 27, revealed in an interview with the Irish Sun that she came out to her parents some time ago, who were as supportive as she knew they would be. “I’m confident in […]

Guinness and Heineken Pull Sponsorship of NYC Paddy’s Day Parade Over LGBT Exclusion

Guinness and Heineken Pull Sponsorship of NYC Paddy’s Day Parade Over LGBT Exclusion

Two major sponsors of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City have announced that they have dropped their sponsorship of the event, due to ongoing discrimination against LGBT groups and organisations. Guinness made a statement yesterday, only a day before the major Irish-American parade in New York City, in which it announced the reasoning […]

Boston Beer Company Pulls Support from Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Boston Beer Company Pulls Support from Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In a new development in the ongoing controversy surrounding LGBT groups and the St. Patrick’s Parades of both Boston and New York City, the Boston Beer Company has released a statement, announcing that it has cancelled its participation in the Boston parade in support of the LGBT community. The Boston Beer Company, which produces the […]

Boston and New York Mayors Pave The Way for LGBT-Inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Boston and New York Mayors Pave The Way for LGBT-Inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parades

The mayors of both New York City and Boston have now made their voices heard in the campaign to allow LGBT Irish-American groups to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parades of the two cities. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh – an Irish-American whose parents hail from the Connemara Gaeltacht – has said that allowing LGBT […]

EILE Podcast #3: Homophobia in Russia and The Point of Pride

The EILE Magazine Podcast returns this week with a political look at Pride, in light of recent attacks on LGBT people around the world. You can listen to (and download) Episode #3 here.