St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been named chairman of the board.
Speaking at parade lunch in April, Chairman John Dunleavy said gay groups will “have a problem” securing a spot in next year’s march, the Irish Voice reported.
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The Associated Press is reporting that de Blasio will not march in this year’s parade. However, CBS New York has been informed by mayor’s office that he has not made a final decision.
Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.
Irish and LGBT community groups and a number of elected officials are continuing their boycott of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in spite of a concession by the event’s organizers.
Organizers of the Manhattan parade announced in September that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
A week after Organizers of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade announced that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time, the president of the Catholic League said his group will not march in the parade.
Last week, organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade they are ending a ban and allowing OUT@NBCUniversal, a group representing LGBT employees at NBC Universal, to march under its own banner.
Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
After marching in the Brooklyn Pride Parade earlier this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will not march in any parades that “exclude” the LGBT community.
The spat between gay rights groups and the Catholic League began ahead of the 253rd annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade on Monday.
The world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold and gray morning, the culmination of a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry.
Parade organizers have said gay groups are not prohibited from marching, but are not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or identify themselves as LGBT.
Bratton, who’s Irish-American, was asked Thursday if he was planning to march during an unrelated press conference in Manhattan. He simply said “yes” and did not elaborate.