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The people the Tánaiste didn’t meet

March 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT

I mentioned that the people who Eamon Gilmore met in New York last night were not really representative of those who have been protesting the ban on LGBT marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  He met the good gays, some even refer to as ‘the apologists’ who despite the last 20 years have not wanted to actively protest the actions of the AOH, the police, the mayor and the courts, they were probably handpicked by the consulate.

Despite his criticism the Tánaiste was still guest of honor at the parade. Yes he still went along with it and attended. Other NY politicians do this act of speaking out of both side of their mouth on this issue – he picked that up fast!

The NY Daily News has a video of the protest that Irish Queers ran at the parade this morning.  Now who has a photo of Gilmore at the parade or did he play avoid the cameras?


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