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A More Inclusive St. Patrick’s Parade on the Way

Posted by T. Resnikoff // September 4th 2014 // Issues and Trends // no comments

LGBTQ Marchers Welcomed to Fly Their Flag at Iconic Parade

LGBTQ_Equality_St.P_ParadeOrganizers of the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade have reversed their longstanding opposition to marchers carrying banners identifying them as members of the LGBTQ community. The new more inclusive policy reflects the evolution of public opinion and government policy on the matter, but is also the result of years of pressure exerted on the parade organizers that included local politicians refusing to participate, the defection of the parade’s primary sponsor and the threat by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to stop broadcasting the parade if the exclusionaly policy was not changed.

Learn how the Unitarian Universalist Association works to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within our denomination and in society at large.

Read more about it –

Bay groups in St. Patrick’s parade all right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan“, on Religion News Service.

 “Gay Groups to March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade as a Ban Falls“, New York Times.

Ban Ends – NYC Gay Group To March In 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade“, on The New Civil Rights Movement blog.

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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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