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Boston restaurant drops Sam Adams beer over St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted by David Zimmerman  March 13, 2014 03:05 PM

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Club Cafe, a South End restaurant fixture for more than 30 years and popular night spot for the city's LGBT community has posted an open letter on its facebook page stating that it will no longer carry Sam Adams beer "until such time as either the Parade organizers change their position, or Sam Adams removes its support of the St. Patrick Day Parade."

The letter states, in part, "It is hard to understand how a community like Boston, where Gay members of the Police force, military and others have, and continue to, put there lives on the line for ALL BOSTONIAN's, that organizers of The St.Patrick's Day Parade feel it is just to discriminate against us as a community," and is signed by longtime owner Frank Ribaudo as well as longtime General Manager Jim Morgrage.

See the entire letter below:

Club Cafe is very disappointed that Sam Adams does not understand that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade continue to demonstrate that they do not respect LGBT Irish Americans by excluding LGBT members of this community from openly marching in the St.Patrick's Day Parade.

It is hard to understand how a community like Boston, where Gay members of the Police force, military and others have, and continue to, put there lives on the line for ALL BOSTONIAN's, that organizers of The St.Patrick's Day Parade feel it is just to discriminate against us as a community, and that Sam Adams does not take seriously the impact that their support of bigotry will have on their relationship to the LGBT community and their business.

Therefore Club Cafe will no longer sell Sam Adams until such time as either the Parade organizers change their position, or Sam Adams removes its support of the St. Patrick Day Parade.

Frank Ribaudo, Jim Morgrage, and Club Cafe


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