Statement from Guinness Beer: “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. we were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy.”
Statement from Samuel Adams: “We were hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in this parade,” the company said in a statement. “However, given the current status of the negotiations, this may not be possible.”
Statement from Heineken:“We believe in equality for all,” a Heineken spokesperson has said. “We are no longer a sponsor of Monday’s parade.” Cheers to that.