NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Boycott The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Exclusion Of LGBT Groups

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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7 Responses

  1. Kevin Coogan says:

    Everything you wrote was fine until you became the people you legitimately criticize with you racist last comment,

  2. Racist? Really? Will may be intolerant at times but he is not a racist. You should try practicing tolerance as well.

    • Kevin says:

      I’m sorry; branding, stereotyping, whatever, entire groups is racist, homophobic, misogynist, etc. Using the drunken stereotype on the Irish is not only offensive, it’s racist.

    • Kevin Coogan says:

      I’m sorry; branding, stereotyping, whatever, entire groups is racist, homophobic, misogynist, etc. Using the drunken stereotype on the Irish is not only offensive, it’s racist. I can understand passion and he is right about the parade and its leaders; nonetheless, being “passionate” is not an excuse for more bigotry.

  3. I was so quick to defend Will that I did not express myself very well. We can all be intolerant, Kevin, but Will is very passionate and does not deserve to be called racist. His expressive asides are what makes Back2Stonewall to much fun. He reports on a lot of ugliness and deserves to be cut some slack. Thanks Will.

    • Kevin Cooham says:

      I can understand passion, and he is right about the parade and its leaders. However, that does not excuse branding and stereotyping an entire goup. That is racist, homophobic, misogynist, whatever, including using the offensive “drunken Irish” stereotype.

      • Will Kohler says:

        I was actually using the “drunken everyone” stereotype. I didn’t say Irish and we all know that there are thousands of people there of all nationalities many of which drinking heavily and acting stupid.

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