St. Patrick’s Day

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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 → ]
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Guinness cancels sponsorship of NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay ban

Sunday, March 16, 2014
NEW YORK -- Guinness announced Sunday it is cancelling its sponsorship of Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to allow gay participants to carry signs expressing their LGBT pride. [ Read more → ]
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Historic Stonewall Inn to drop Guinness beer over NYC parade sponsorship

Sunday, March 16, 2014
NEW YORK -- New York's historic Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay rights movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves on Monday following the beer company's decision to stand by its sponsorship of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. [ 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 → ]
Julien Behal, Press Association (via AP, File)

Gay, Irish, in Boston? The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is not for you

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Let me begin by saying I’m not Irish – something my Irish partner Susan tries daily to not hold against me – and I do not understand the need for all the St. Patrick’s Day tomfoolery. That said, it is beyond my scope of reason to believe that there is not one Irish LGBTQ person in the city of Boston who wouldn’t love to march in their annual parade and celebrate their heritage and their service in the U.S. military... [ 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 → ]
NYC Mayor's OfficeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (center) joins the gay-friendly St. Pat's For All Parade in Queens, N.Y., on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

NYC mayor marches in Queens’ gay friendly ‘St. Pat’s For All Parade’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who plans to skip the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade because participants are banned from carrying signs or banners identifying themselves as gay, joined the gay-friendly St. Pat's For All Parade Sunday, saying it honors the traditions of the city by celebrating inclusion. [ Read more → ]
Steven Senne, APMembers of the Quaboag Highlanders, of Monson, Mass., blow bagpipes while marching in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston.

Boston easing two-decade long ban on gay groups in St. Patrick’s Day parade

Saturday, March 1, 2014
BOSTON -- Organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade are easing their two-decade long ban on gay groups by inviting marchers from an organization that seeks to preserve marriage equality for same-sex couples. [ 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 → ]
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Gay participants banned from Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day parade

Friday, March 15, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Organizers of Cincinnati's St. Patrick' Day parade have banned the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) from participating in the annual event because they don't want any gay and lesbian groups marching in a "Catholic event." [ 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 → ]
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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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