First of all, I have to tell you that I am very reluctant to ponder anything on this topic because it seems to be quite the hot button topic, and as of late many harsh things have been said from various perspectives. I offer you this pondering as simply an objective observer and I will do my very best to present both sides of the conversation. My approach to this pondering has, and always will be with grace and love…okay, here goes:. The Facts… What began 15 years ago as a means to offer kindness and grace to pride participants, has in some ways become quite a polarizing topic. The location of the College for Officers Training in Chicago is directly in a predominantly gay and alternative lifestyle community. Sadly though, on social media conversation threads, individuals have criticized and questioned the motives of those who distributed the water and cookies.
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The organizers of Boston's St. An earlier vote by the council to bar OUTVETS from marching drew immediate condemnation from high-profile politicians, some of whom said they would not march if the gay veterans were excluded. It caused some sponsors to back out and stirred up a furor on social media. On Thursday, parade organizers said OUTVETS had not been "officially notified" that it could not march but that the group's rainbow flag was in violation of the parade's code of conduct. It was unclear if the reversal of the decision was a result of a second vote by the council.
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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Boston Pride announced today that the 47th annual Pride Parade and Festival, which took place June 2 to 11, included a record breaking number of groups and individuals marching in the parade. This year's parade consisted of over 45, marchers from contingents with over , spectators. An estimated , individuals attended in the Pride Festival at City Hall plaza.
Richard Gonzales. OutVets founder Bryan Bishop wears the logo of his group while speaking in Boston. The group has been invited to participate in the city's privately-run St. Patrick's Day parade. The organizers of the privately run St.