Guinness drops out of New York St Patrick’s Day parade to support gay rights

A waitress pours pints of Guinness during this year’s celebrations in London

Guinness has dropped out of the New York City St Patrick’s Day parade to support gay rights, just a day before the 250-year-old event is set to take place.

The event’s organizers sparked outrage in the LGBT community for banning gay groups from carrying signs identifying their sexuality in the parade, and last month New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he wouldn’t be attending.

The Irish beer company decided to pull sponsorship from the parade after the owners of legendary New York gay bar The Stonewall Inn threatened to stop serving the draught.

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Is every event in our lives now dominated by “diversity” (except diversity of opinion?) Everything has become controversial now.

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