We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrickâ€™s Day breakfast year after year. Weâ€™ve done so because of the rich history of the event and to support veterans who have done so much for this country.
We were hopeful that both sides of this issue would be able to come to an agreement that would allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in the parade. But given the current status of the negotiations, we realize this may not be possible.
We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and others and therefore we will not participate in this yearâ€™s parade.
The news comes less than a day after a South End club announced it was dropping Sam Adams because of its parade sponsorship.