Boston Globe: Democrats Forced to Choose as Convention Conflicts with Boston Pride Parade

stand alone photo -- BOSTON, MA -- June 6th, 2014 - The Gay Pride Flag swirls in wind before being hoisted atop the flagpole at Boston City Hall during the 20th annual flag-raising ceremony to open the city’s ‘‘Pride Week’’ gay rights events scheduled through Sunday, June 15. at City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon(globe staff photo :Joanne Rathe section: metro reporter: no reporter topic: stand alone)
The Gay Pride Flag was hoisted atop the flagpole at Boston City Hall during the 20th annual flag-raising ceremony to open the city’s “Pride Week” gay rights events scheduled through Sunday, June 15.
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A scheduling conflict between the state Democratic convention and the Boston Pride Parade has caused frustration and hurt feelings for Democrats, who are now forced to choose between the two big events, The Boston Globe reports:

The parade kicks off near Copley Square at 11 a.m., just as the candidates are scheduled to address more than 6,000 activists at the DCU Center in Worcester. Those candidates cannot skip the convention since they need the support of at least 15 percent of the delegates to qualify for the September primary ballot.

John Walsh, a former chairman of the state Democratic Party, said he didn’t realize the conflict when the convention was planned last year and called it “an honest mistake.” He also said he accepted blame for the time conflict.

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