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Gay, married, and perfectly content to let Saint Patrick have his day

I am a gay professional married woman who has no idea why gay activists are insisting on marching in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. From my perspective, it should be about Saint Patrick.

If you are gay, and want to march in a band or sing Irish songs, you should be able to do so without expecting a sign around your neck that says “Gay Irish Singer.”


For Saint Anthony’s Feast in the North End, people of all colors and creeds come to celebrate Saint Anthony and eat great food.

The Boston Pride Parade is about being gay and encompasses the spectrum of folks from every walk of life who celebrate being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The parade is defined by gay pride.

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The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is defined by Saint Patrick. End of Subject.

Fran Zaia


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