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COMMENTARY: St. Patrick's Day parades are anti-gay, just like the black church

Irish and African-American LGBTQ communities share a lot in common when it comes to being excluded from iconic institutions in their communities. For LGBTQ African-Americans, it's the black church, and for LGBTQ Irish, it's the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Anti-gay incidents reported at California high school

In one instance, a Paloma Valley High School student alleged a teacher wrote an "S" on her hand and called her "a sinner." In another, a student group says it was barred from doing an activity for gay and lesbian history month, though an ethnic student group could. An openly gay senior says he was unfairly disciplined after a dispute with a classmate who he says harassed him.