Approximately 10% of all Americans have major Irish ancestry. At about 34 Million people, this is about five times the actual population of Ireland (6.8 Million).
Of these 34 million, it is safe to say that at least 3% of them are full-on gay. That's over a Million gay Irish people in the U.S. And let's face it, I am being conservative here. It could be double that.
So, you have over a million gay Irish people and you don't want them in your parade? Why, now?
You are phobic fecks!
Irish Americans, listen up. In Ireland, whenever there is a St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Gays are out and proud and stomping on their floats. As one Irish person put it, "Aren't all parades pretty much gay?"
If the gays in Ireland are having a good ol' time, why can't the gays on this side of the Guinness pond be included too?
I love being Irish, that is 3/8 Irish, myself. I would be half Irish if my father's mother's father had not been a Dietrich. But what's in a number? A lot.
In addition to the 10% of Americans who have major Irish ancestry, another whole boat load, not even countable, also have Irish ancestry. Next after the Germans, there is more Irish blood coursing through the veins of Americans than any other ethnic corpuscle. Being Irish is practically like being American. For God's sake, get over your foolishness and let a gay leprechaun in. We're magic.
Next year. 2015. Enough already. You bunch of drunken sods!