GLBT Group Rejected from South Boston St. Patty's Day Parade

While the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a day full of excitement, it’s not excitement for all. Parade organizers rejected an application from MassEquality to participate in the festivity, citing a Supreme Court decision from more than 15 years ago. MassEquality executive director Kara Suffredini issued a statement focusing on the bigger issues that the LGBT community faces, but notes that the rejection “is significant in that it’s emblematic of the more life-altering rejection our community members face every day.”  [The Rainbow Times]