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Do we really need St Paddy’s Day Parades anymore?

Perennially, right wingers, often gays ones, will ask if we really need Gay Pride parades anymore. (“Gays are treated equally now so what’s the point?!”)

So I’m asking about all the other prides parades—St Patrick’s, Columbus Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day. Do we need those parades any more?

by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 1:46 AM

Just a moving target for mass shooters now.

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 10:23 PM

So forget about it.

by Anonymousreply 2March 17, 2023 10:39 PM

I hate it in NYC as it means mean drunk young people on the subway and roaming the Village.

by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 10:48 PM

Top of the evening to you, O'Debbie!

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by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 10:51 PM

People need another excuse to get drunk. It's kind of sad that with all of the rich literature, music, etc. which came from Ireland, the biggest thing anyone associates them with is drinking.

by Anonymousreply 5March 18, 2023 12:04 AM

I think it's not about whether we "need" to have a parade for this or any other type of group demographic's celebratory parade event, but that there should always be a right to be able to have one, as long as we're not talking about something that will be causing physical harm to anybody if it's requested and approved to be held. But if it's about somebody not agreeing with or getting their feelings hurt about the type of parade--tough for them, then just decide to choose not to attend it and get a hobby.

by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 1:46 AM
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