Laura Kightlinger: St. Patrick's Day Parade

Every year in Boston, it's a big deal about whether or not gays can march in the St. Patrick's Day parade. And I have to say that on some level, I kind of see their point because when you think about it, it is a real macho, heterosexual event -- a bunch of guys, in short skirts, on a cart made of rose petals, sharing a bagpipe. That's not for sissies.