Boston Globe is reporting that the boycott of Sam Adams has begun because of their sponsorship of the exclusionary South Boston parade. The money quote is:
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.
I applaud Frank Ribaudo, Jim Morgrage, and Club Cafe for taking this action and hope that others follow suit. I believe this is very much, in line, with the approach taken by several companies, including the NFL, over the Arizona “Gay Jim Crow” non-sense. Full Disclosure: I have known Frank for more than 20 years and have done freelance work for him in the past and worked with him via some benefit performances years ago back when I was a member of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.