- Posted March 5, 2014 by
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St. Pat's For All Parade
De Blasio and other city council members are reportedly boycotting the long-standing 5th Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan because participants have been banned from carrying banners identifying themselves as gay.
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
Mayor Bill De Blasio joined members of the New York City Council and Irish government to celebrate and march in the St. Pat's For All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, New York this Sunday after announcing he would not be participating in the 253rd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade (5th Ave Parade) due to its continued choice not to allow gay banners.
I interviewed members of the parade committee and organizations such as Irish Queers about the upcoming 5th Ave Parade in Manhattan and how they got involved with its alternative, the St. Pat's For All.
Since 2000, the St. Pat's for All parade has celebrated the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York and provided a safe haven for the openly gay to march.