St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Just before the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade began, Irish LGBT advocates spoke about the long history of exclusion of LGBT organizations from the parade, and the sudden change of heart of many corporate sponsors.
Watch NYC's PIX 11 report on Guinness' announcement that they would no longer sponsor the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis has written a letter to the editor of the New York Daily News, recalling her participation in the New York St . Patrick's Day Parade, and noting how excluding families like hers hurts on a personal level.
Ford Motor Company has announced that it will continue to sponsor the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, despite the parade's continued exclusion of LGBT organizations.
The San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade will include a first-time contingent from the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration Committee.
LGBT groups make progress in some St. Patrick's Day parades, while corporation rethink their sponsorship in others.
The Boston Beer Company, which owns Sam Adams beer, has issued a statement on its sponsorship of the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Boston Beer, like other sponsors have been pressured to speak out about the exclusion of LGBT organizations, like the LGBT Veterans for Equality.