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Bill Donohue

Catholic League president wants to lead ‘Straight is great’ contingent at NYC pride

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League announced Wednesday that the controversy over the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade’s ban on LGBT groups has inspired him to apply to march at the New York pride parade with a “Straight Is Great” banner. [ Read more → ]
Michael Dwyer, APA group standing for diversity marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

St. Patrick’s Day parades proceed amid tension over exclusion of gays

Monday, March 17, 2014
NEW YORK -- A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating Monday in New York, where Guinness beer and the city's new mayor planned to sit out the world's largest parade celebrating Irish heritage. [ Read more → ]
Martin Walsh

Mayor skips Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade over exclusion of gay vets

Sunday, March 16, 2014
BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is skipping the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday because organizers are excluding a group of gay veterans. [ Read more → ]
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Heineken pulls sponsorship from NYC St. Patrick’s over ban on gay pride signs

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Heineken announced Friday it has pulled its sponsorship of Monday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to let gay participants carry signs displaying LGBT pride. [ Read more → ]
Sam-Adams

Sam Adams pulls sponsorship of Boston St. Patrick’s parade for excluding gays

Friday, March 14, 2014
BOSTON -- The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups. [ Read more → ]
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Gay veterans give up on efforts to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

Thursday, March 13, 2014
BOSTON -- A gay rights advocacy group says it is ending its efforts to get organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade to allow gay military veterans to march. [ Read more → ]
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Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers bar gay veterans group

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
BOSTON — Boston's mayor is hoping a deal can still be reached to allow a gay group to march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, even after organizers said they were deceived by a gay veterans group and ended negotiations. [ Read more → ]
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Deal held up over gays marching in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

Monday, March 3, 2014
BOSTON -- A gay rights advocacy group said Monday that it is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march "openly and honestly" in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, but an agreement has not been reached with parade organizers. [ Read more → ]
Martin Walsh

Boston mayor to boycott St. Patrick’s Day parade if gay groups are excluded

Thursday, February 27, 2014
BOSTON -- Boston's mayor says he will boycott the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade unless gay groups are allowed to participate. [ Read more → ]
Bill de Blasio

De Blasio to skip NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over ban on gay pride signs

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't be marching in the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers refuse to allow participants to carry gay pride signs. [ Read more → ]
viet-pride

LGBT groups to once again participate in annual Vietnamese Tet parade

Sunday, January 5, 2014
WESTMINSTER, Calif. — Community members have voted to once again include gay and lesbian residents in Orange County's annual Vietnamese new year's parade. [ Read more → ]
Reed Saxon, APAubrey Loots, right, and Danny Leclair, the first gay couple to be married aboard a float in the Tournament of Roses, kiss after being wed by the Rev. Alfreda Lanoix of the Unity Fellowship Church of Christ, left, aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float in the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Rose Parade hosts its first same-sex wedding atop giant wedding cake float

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
PASADENA, Calif. — Standing atop a giant wedding cake float, Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair exchanged vows New Year's Day in the first same-sex marriage during the Tournament of Roses Parade. [ Read more → ]
Eric Reed, AP/AIDS Healthcare FoundationAubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, with notary Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding.

Rose Parade will go on with gay wedding, despite San Diego woman’s boycott

Monday, December 30, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. -- A San Diego woman calling for a boycott of the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade, because two Los Angeles men will be married atop a float themed “Love is the Best Protection.” [ Read more → ]
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Calif. city approves Vietnamese parade despite exclusion of gay residents

Thursday, December 12, 2013
WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year's parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community's gay and lesbian residents. [ Read more → ]
Christine Quinn Seth Wenig, AP

Quinn’s rising political prominence highlights NYC parade dispute

Friday, March 15, 2013
She's a leading candidate to be New York's next mayor. She's already one of its top Irish-American officials. Christine Quinn is also a lesbian and proud of it. And that's why the City Council speaker won't be marching in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, an event so entrenched in New York tradition that it's older than the United States. [ Read more → ]
Serbia

Serbia announces ban on upcoming gay pride parade

Thursday, October 4, 2012
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's Interior Ministry announced Wednesday that it has ordered banned a gay pride march in Belgrade that was scheduled for this weekend, citing security concerns. [ Read more → ]
Ivica Dacic

Authorities in Serbia consider banning this weekend’s gay pride parade

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said Monday that his government is considering banning a gay rights parade along with all other types of public events in Belgrade this next weekend, fearing a repeat of the violence that erupted two years ago. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Navy: Uniformed sailors can march in San Diego pride parade

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- Sailors based in San Diego most definitely will be allowed to march in uniform with the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday, a Navy spokesman told San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Wednesday afternoon. [ Read more → ]
In 2011, An estimated 250 active-duty service members and veterans on Saturday marched Saturday in San Diego’s gay pride parade, just one day after a federal appeals court reinstated “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but with a provision that prohibits the military from investigating or penalizing anyone who is openly gay.

Hundreds sign up to march in San Diego Pride Parade’s military contingent

Friday, July 13, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Active-duty service members have received official approval to march in their uniforms on July 21 as part of America’s Pride Parade military contingent, San Diego Pride officials said Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Boston

LGBT groups shut out from joining in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

Friday, March 16, 2012
BOSTON -- Organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place in South Boston have rejected applications submitted by two LGBT advocacy groups to participate in Sunday’s parade. [ Read more → ]
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