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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 11.05.2014 | Gay 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.

St. Paddy's Day Bigotry in New York

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

If LGBT people really count as New Yorkers, Mayor de Blasio needs to listen to Irish Queers and rethink his position on letting uniforms march.

NYC Mayor To Sit Out St. Patrick's Day Parade Because It Excludes Gay Groups

Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

For the first time in twenty years, the mayor of New York City won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he'll sit...

Will Comcast Make This The Last St. Patrick's Day Parade To Exclude Gays?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With Comcast now in charge after the controversial merger with NBC was finalized, 2012 could be the last year in which gays are excluded -- or the last year in which NBC is involved in the parade. There are a few reasons for this.

Irish Gay Group Plans To Protest New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices

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. Pa...