Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

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"John Dunleavy, the [New York City St. Patrick's Day] parade chairman, touched off a new controversy by comparing Irish gay activists to neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. In an interview yesterday in The Irish Times, Mr. Dunleavy was quoted as saying, '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?'"

--From The New York Times, March 17

"The Boy Scouts wanted this. They fought for it. So it's more than a little ironic that they would complain now.... Yet the organization that wanted all the private leeway to deny entry to [gays and atheists] also wants public tax dollars to ease its bottom line. It's time for consistency to become one of those scouting virtues."

--From a Los Angeles Times editorial on the California supreme court decision that the city of Berkeley could deny the Scouts free use of a city marina, March 15

"Last year, [Paulette's gay] husband nursed her through four months of treatments for cancer. …

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