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Something To Celebrate: 17 Of The Best LGBT Moments From March 11 - March 17

Posted: 03/17/2012 12:13 pm Updated: 03/17/2012 12:41 pm

Once again it's time to take a look back at what happened in the world of LGBT news this week.

Since we featured a round up of the worst LGBT moments last weekend in our Know Thine Enemy series, this weekend we're highlighting the very best, inspirational and heartwarming stories we ran on HuffPost Gay Voices in the last seven days.

It's an easy way to catch up on what you might have missed last week -- and with all that negative news with which we're regularly confronted, it's nice to take a minute and reflect upon the positive moments and events worthy of celebrating.

View this week's Something To Celebrate slideshow below and then tell us what your favorite story of the week was.

New York St. Patrick's Day Parade To Be Protested By Irish Queers
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A group of demonstrators is telling New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers that homophobia is not OK.

Irish Queers, a New York City-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, is planning to stage a protest at Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day Parade after being excluded from the processions yet again.

The demonstrators said in a press release that they were specifically hoping to target the New York Police Department's (NYPD) participation in the event, scheduled for March 17 at 11 a.m.

"The NYC St. Patrick's Day parade, once a celebration of Irish New York, is now a 'solemn procession' of the religious right," the group says on its website. "It was redesigned so that anti-gay bigots could parade using the church's special right to discriminate. The parade officially sends an 'anti-gay message' -- and the NYPD is its biggest participant."

Read the full story here.

Filed by Noah Michelson  |