Friday, March 17, 2006

John Dunleavy's An Asshole

Nauseating bigotry from John Dunleavy, head of the St. Patrick's Day Parade:
"If an Israeli group wants to march in New York, do you allow neo-Nazis into their parade? If African-Americans are marching in Harlem, do they have to let the Ku Klux Klan into their parade?' the parade's chairman, John Dunleavy, was quoted as saying in an interview with The Irish Times.
'People have rights,' Dunleavy added. 'If we let the [Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization] in, is it the Irish Prostitute Association next?'

When the Daily News caught up with Dunleavy at a dinner at The Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, he refused to discuss his remarks.

'I'm not talking to you. This is a private party,' he said. 'I'll have you removed.'"
NY1, at least, was covering this this morning. Hopefully this quote will get lots of attention, especially as:
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - the first openly gay woman to lead the city legislature - blasted Dunleavy and reaffirmed her vow to skip the annual march up Fifth Ave.

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