Tag Archives: Irish Queers

NEW YORK CITY: Mayor De Blasio To March With Irish LGBT Group In First St. Patrick’s Parade Appearance

Stand by for the usual fit from Bill Donohue. Irish Central reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will, for the first time ever, march in this year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Voice has learned. The mayor, who refused to take part in the parade in prior years due to the exclusion of gay ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Irish LGBT Contingent To March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade For First Time Ever

Bill Donohue is going to have Catholic kittens! Via the Irish Queers: We are happy and relieved to announce that, after 25 years of struggle, we have won! The NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade has dropped its bigoted ban: an Irish LGBTQ contingent will finally march with its own banner in the parade next March 17th. From the beginning, our ...

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Irish Queers Protest At NYC Parade

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BOSTON: LGBT Groups March For First Time In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Via the Boston Globe: History marched through South Boston on Sunday as gay organizations took their place for the first time in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Joining them in front of hundreds of thousands of green-clad revelers was Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the first Boston chief executive to walk the route in two decades. “I’m very excited,” Walsh ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Guinness To Return As Sponsor Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 Via the Wall Street Journal: Guinness has decided to resume sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue after dropping out last year, sparking criticism from gay activists who want a broad boycott because of what they call the organizers’ discriminatory policies. Diageo PLC, the parent company of Guinness, cited parade organizers’ decision to allow one gay group ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Irish Queers Cast Side-Eye On Parade Rule Change

NYC-based Irish Queers are unimpressed with today’s rule change for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We welcome this cracking of the veneer of hate, but so far Irish LGBT groups are still not able to march in our community’s parades. The fight continues. This is a deal that was made behind closed doors between parade organizers and one of ...

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Irish Queers To Protest St. Patty’s Parade

From the Facebook page of Irish Queers: Join Irish Queers in protesting the 5th Ave St. Patrick’s Day parade which for over twenty years has banned Irish GLBT groups from marching in the parade with our own banners. This year numerous elected officials from Ireland and New York are refusing to march in the parade because it is such an ...

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Irish Queers Remind Us Of The 1991 & 1992 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parades

New York City’s Irish Queers have posted a chilling flashback to the last time they marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Lest we forget where this all began, here’s video from the 1991 and 1992 NYC St. Patrick’s Parade. 1991 is the year ILGO marched in spite of the ban, with Mayor Dinkins, as guests of a progressive AOH ...

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SLIDESHOW: St. Patrick’s Day Protest

Millions of spectators, hundreds of thousands of drunken, chanting, singing, vomiting douchebags. And in the middle of it all, the Irish Queers. Full-screen photos are here..

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“It’s 2012, and in the state of New York gays and lesbians have full civil rights, including marriage equality. Moreover, gays are no longer banned in the U.S. military. But they are still banned from Fifth Avenue’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in an embarrassing throwback for everyone involved. “It’s frankly appalling that NBC, and now its parent company Comcast, ...

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Irish Queers To Protest NYC Parade

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NEW YORK: Activists Call On NYPD To Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Manhattan tomorrow and as always, gay groups are barred from participation. This year a coalition of LGBT groups are calling on the city’s cops to boycott the parade. Via press release from Irish Queers: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists today announced plans to protest NYPD participation in the New ...

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Russian Embassy Protests Today

UPDATE: This post has been updated above, with photos. Late notice, but there’s a vigil taking place today at the Russian embassies in New York (noon) and San Francisco (4pm) in protest of the treatment of gay pride marchers at last week’s Moscow Pride event. Protesters intend to pour Stolichnaya vodka into the sewers in front of each embassy. Nikolai ...

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Magicially Queerlicious

ABOVE: Irish Queers member JF Mulligan sets up. (Embiggen to read the banner.) Forget “Erin Go Bragh”, the real chant of today’s NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was “Queers can march in Dublin! Queers can march in Cork! Why can’t queers march in New York?” Or at least that was the favored chant in the Queer Corral, which is what ...

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Spitzer Nixes Parade

New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has announced that he will not march in tomorrow’s NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the first NY governor to skip the parade in over a decade. Although Spitzer doesn’t specifically cite the parade’s ban on gays as his reason, his refusal to participate is consistent with his vigorous support of LGBT rights. Spitzer has promised ...

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