St. Patrick's Day Parade

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade to end anti-gay ban

The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade have announced that, for the first time in the parade's 253-year history, it will allow LGBT organizations to march under their own banner.

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Irish LGBT people call to be included in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

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.

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GLAAD President: St. Pat's exclusionary parade hurts Irish families like mine

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.

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Heineken pulls sponsorship of anti-LGBT St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC, Ford refuses to speak out

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.

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San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade to include LGBT organization

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.

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Corporations are rethinking sponsorship of Boston's exclusionary St. Patrick's Day Parade

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.

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