New York’s first gay City Council Speaker faces an interesting dilemma this coming St. Patrick’s Day – whether to march with the drunks, or whether to continue to protest (as she has in years past) that the parade does not include gay groups.
It’s an interesting problem, for many obvious reasons. The City Council Speaker usually marches in all such parades (Puerto Rican, Gay, etc). But most of the other parades are all-inclusive.
Quite frankly, it’s not necessarily a bad thing we gays aren’t allowed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It just heightens the distinction that, while the Gay Pride Parade is offensive and oppressive to most city dwellers, when the Micks take over 5th Avenue, it’s way worse.
Sweeping up body glitter is ten times easier than mopping up green beer vomit, it seems. Say what you will about us – we are fastidious.
And we would never drink beer.