By adamg on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:19pm
Allied War Veterans Council Commander Brian Mahoney writes this week that some hapless volunteer mistakenly approved Boston Pride's application to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, that he and other parade officials didn't know the group was gay until two days before the parade and decided to let them march anyway.
But, he continues he's going to have to think long and hard about letting them in again, not because they're gay, but because, he says, they unfurled multi-colored umbrellas in a "shocking and unauthorized" display that could only be seen as a political message even aside from the fact that umbrellas are banned from the parade.
It was innocently believed upon receiving it that they were an offshoot of “Boston Strong” and so they were sent a letter of acceptance by the parade organizer. Any report that the Council voted on or even saw the application is either a misquote or complete fabrication.