Topics :: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

Gays Scoff at NY St. Patrick's Day Parade Decision

By Jim Fitzgerald | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
A decision by organizers of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday.

Cardinal Dolan Slated for Grand Marshal of St. Pat's Gay-Inclusive Parade

By Rachel Zoll | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan Dolan was quick to issue a statement of support for the parade organizers, accepting their decision -- but some conservatives want the archbishop to withdraw from the event.

Gay Group to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Jim Fitzgerald | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
A gay group will march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, organizers said Wednesday.

DeBlasio Vows Not to March in Any Parade that Isn’t LGBT Inclusive

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Making good on his promise to stand with all New Yorkers, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced this weekend that he and his wife Chirlane McCray, will not march in any parade that excludes the city’s LGBT community.

Catholic League Calls For Boycott of Guinness

By EDGE | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
In a move similar in effectiveness to yelling at the wind, Catholic League president Bill Donohue is trying to get the Irish to stop drinking Guinness. The boycott comes in response Guinness’ decision to pull sponsorship of the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade

Working Toward Parade Inclusion

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Make no mistake - progress was made this year. The Allied War Veterans moved closer to allowing LGBT groups into the parade they organize, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston.

Guinness Pulls Out of NYC St. Patrick’s Parade Over Gay Exclusion

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Officials from popular Irish dry stout maker Guinness announced Saturday that they are pulling sponsorship of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because participants aren’t allowed to openly march as LGBT people.

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.