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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Paddy's Day, And A Blot On The Emerald

I'm always a bit torn about identifying with the Irish. Sure, I qualify because I'm mostly Irish...but there is so much homophobia among particularly the American Irish and especially Irish Catholics that it sickens me. So I avoid the St. Patrick's Day parade here in Philadelphia, that excludes open gays just like they do in New York City. I don't paint all people of Irish extraction with this broad brush and so I'll celebrate with those who are decent and not bigoted. But the rest of them need to stop hating gay people. It's a blot on the emerald.

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