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Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization

Wednesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade Announcement Isn't Progress -- It's an Insult to New York's Irish LGBT Community

Mary Emily O'Hara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Emily O'Hara

Parade organizers say LGBT groups are "free to apply" to march in 2016. What's missing from this statement is any recognition of the years of shunning, hostility, and even violence we Irish gays have experienced at the hand of the committee.

Astoria Characters: The Proud Parader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The famed Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade excludes gays and lesbians. Brendan Fay and his peers were allowed to march on Fifth Avenue only once -- in 1991.

Tarlach MacNiallais, Gay Activist, Beaten By Bar Bouncers For Dancing With Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just two months after two men were caught on tape beating a gay man nearly to death, and a week after the New York State Senate rejected a bill legali...