After receiving pressure from a mayor, a governor, and many others, the organizers of a South Boston St. Patrick’s Day are reconsidering the decision to ban a Gay veterans group from participating. Telling people who have stormed enemy territory that they’re not welcome to walk American streets? It’s time for everyone to get on board and join the 21st century.

+ The 5-year-old headed to the National Spelling Bee. (At five, I was still communicating in grunts.)

+ Some dude just paddleboarded across the Atlantic. In the words of my mom, “You think maybe you’re overdoing it?”

+ The New Yorker: Trump’s presidency is ruining my personal brand.