Skip to comments.Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)
Posted on 03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Guinness pulls out of St. Pattys parade over LGBT ban
Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New Yorks famed St. Patricks day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports.
Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all, the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website.
We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this years parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy.
The move came after the legendary gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, announced it would dump the beer from its shelves in protest of the parades anti-gay policy. The protest was cancelled after the Guinness announcement.
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Gay Lick PING!
Another Queer Beer.
When did Stonewall get a legal permit to operate? It was a mob run speakeasy when it was shuttered by the police, spawning a 3 day hissyfit.
Well, so now, Sam Adams and Guinness have yielded to the queers.
Let me know when Pabst Blue Ribbon and Budweiser give in.
he Stonewall Inn, announced it would dump the beer from its shelves in protest of the parades anti-gay policy
Cutting off ones nose to spite one’s fact is still ill advised even in this day of LSMFTGBLT dogma
Sadly, I believe I read Heineken also capitulated.
If the constipated customers of Stonewall dump the beer (which has already been purchased from the distributor) it costs the brewery NADA.
According to the article ...
“That leaves Ford Motors as the only major American corporation that continues to sponsor the St. Patricks Day Parade.
Guinness joins beer companies Heineken and Sam Adams who have also pulled sponsorships from St. Patricks Day Parades.”
Noooooooooooo. I’ll have a glass of Jameson instead.
As did “Sam Adams”. I wonder if he can sue them for defamation of character?
Never a fan of Sam Adams or Guinness. Their stout sucks compared to Deschutes Obsidian Stout. That will put hair on your chest (so they wouldn’t care if gays boycott). Frankly it bothers me that a political group can have so much power that they can scare corporations so easily.
Alrighty then, at least I know I won’t be ordering this faggot beer in the future.
No more Guinness gravy for my shep’s pie (or for drinking). Yuengling Black and Tan from here on out,
Do these beer companies realize that most gays don’t drink beer? lol
What you have are sexual perverts that go to prison in 75% of the world for this sickening mental illness that nobody wants to see them. Stay home.
Another Dicks-ie Ckicks moment. My goodness, guiness is gone.
WTF is going on here? There’s probably 3 queers that drink Guinness and it won’t hurt if they boycott while I would guess that a shunning by their 99.999% heterosexual base might.
Maybe it is Murphy’s that is a competitive of Guiness over in Ireland and it seems similar. http://www.themediacaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Screen-shot-2013-03-17-at-8.36.30-AM.png
Stil, this is a shame, I wonder if it is the American branch or the Irish headquarters making this decision.
Ridiculous. Like several other posters have asked...
What do St Patrick’s Day parades have to do with sexual preference?
I’ll stick with my red wine.
AND I’m done with them as well.
I am so sick and tired of companies catering to sexual lifestyles for what they perceive is market share. HELLO!!! What’s wrong with me, Mr. straight white guy??? Not sexually deviant enough for ya??? You had NOOOO problem taking my cash for YEARS but now I and many like me are all the sudden the bad people because we don’t like what the MINORITY is into?? Have fun with that demographic keeping your sales up and your people paid.
Good bye Guinness, I hope your other distilleries burn down after being a 22 year patron.
Actually, gays CAN march in the parade. They just can’t march as a group to advertise their gayness.
You’d think, from the publicity, that the parade controllers were picking out individual gays from various groups and tossing them out.
Whatever. Why would any gay want to promote St. Patrick in a parade in his honor?
Another reason to brew your own.
I think that was before they bought it. Tyrconnell is another good bottle from a different company.
Separating the men from the queers...
Shut up and brew.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Every head shall bow and every knee shall bend before the great and awesome lords of queerdom.
I think it was the 1990s or early 2000s when Guiness went for the gay market.
Why don’t they just ask the army, navy and marines to invade South Boston.
Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.
Guiness didn’t have that much market share, but Sam Adams and Heiniken did, but there are plenty of breweries that can fill any gap. I’m not sure just what they hope to accomplish here, what lesson they are imparting?
Didn’t Chick-fil-A teach any lessons?
If one cannot say St. Patrick, then say St. Paddy. In no way call it St. Patty.
It’s St. Paddy!
I can usually maintain some semblance of optimism, but I'm increasingly convinced that America, as it was intended at it's founding, is over.
Common sense: gone.
I pine for the day when these companies’ attempts to pander to the loud few (for business’ sake) wind up getting killed in their business/revenue due to their PC stances.
I just wish it was immediate: Make a dumb/pandering/PC decision...INSTANTLY see your business plummet.
I wish for that day....
BTW...Blue Ribbon is “hipster” all the way. Wouldn’t be surprised if “Colt 45” and “Pickle Tink” are on their list.
They prefer something with an umbrella in it.
“INSTANTLY see your business plummet.”
It didn’t take too long when Builders Emporium announced their anti-RKBA stance. Or for KMart to take a hit, or JC Penney. Staples stock showed an immediate drop until their apology.
Hold on, boycott personally, and expect State Run Media to hide any effect.
“Sadly, I believe I read Heineken also capitulated.”
Grab a Heinie has new meaning.
“BTW...Blue Ribbon is hipster all the way. “
PBR really is not a bad beer, hipster or no, and despite low-price stigma. I’ve done blind tests with my brewclub and the general public cannot distinguish the difference between PBR, Miller, Bud. All of them use rice syrup as well as barley malt extract, along with some real grain.
And PBR so far does not care who marches in which parade.
Me, too. Except make mine a Bulleit. :-)
Because every public parade from now on has to include participants celebrating homosexual acts - bring the kids! Entertainment for the entire family! Have the orgy-makers got their own float at Disney World ... yet?
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