Topics :: St. Patrick’s Day

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Catholic League Bowing Out of St. Patrick's Parade

By Karen Matthews | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

Gay Activists: Include Us in St. Patrick's Parade

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
Gay activists who have been pushing to join New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade since the 1990s say parade organizers must include them, not just a group for gay NBC employees.

Murdoch Twitter Rant: Boycott Guinness Over LGBT Support

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Good old cranky Rupert Murdoch is no stranger to lashing out on Twitter and on Monday the media magnate voiced his disproval of Irish beer producer Guinness’ decision to pull out of NYC’s St. Pat’s Day Parade.

Gay Pride Float Sneaks Into Boston’s St. Pat’s Parade

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 17, 2014
It looks like LGBT people marched in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade after all.

Here’s to the Ladies Who Laugh

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Insightful truths are often the funniest, and these women --lesbian, queer and straight -- have performances through the month.

Gay Veterans Won’t March in Boston Parade

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
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.

St. Paddy’s Parties

By Michael Flanagan | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Let’s be clear from the start: St. Patrick’s Day as it is celebrated in the United States bears little resemblance to anything truly Irish, as until 1970 pubs weren’t even open on the day in Ireland. But we’re in America.

LGBTQs Still Barred From Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By David Perry | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade face a growing political backlash for their refusal to let a group of 20 gay veterans participate as openly LGBTQ in the nation’s second largest Irish-themed march.

’Blarney Blowout’ Ends in 73 Arrests

Sunday Mar 9, 2014
A pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers.

Boston Parade Organizers Bar Gay Group

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
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.
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