A More Inclusive St. Patrick's Parade on the Way
LGBTQ Marchers Welcomed to Fly Their Flag at Iconic Parade
Organizers 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.
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Read more about it –Ban Ends – NYC Gay Group To March In 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade", on The New Civil Rights Movement blog.