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Staten Island Leaders Defund St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

Community board members in Staten Island, New York, have voted to withhold taxpayer money from the borough’s St. Patrick’s Parade Committee due to years of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Denied Entrance to the Parade, LGBTQ Groups Hold Alternative St. Patrick’s Day Events

LGBTQ groups in Staten Island held alternative St. Patrick's Day events this week after being again denied admission to the borough's holiday parade. Read More

Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade Organizers Again Deny Access to LGBTQ Marchers

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and cities nationwide are planning parades to celebrate the Irish holiday. In Staten Island, New York, the organizers of a local parade remain unwilling to include LGBTQ people who want to march with rainbow pride. Read More

LGBTQ Group to Hold Welcoming Dance After Being Banned from St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Pride Center of Staten Island announced it would be having a “Gay St. Patrick’s Dance” this coming Saturday after having been banned from marching in the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

LGBTQ Groups Again Denied Admission to Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Pride Center of Staten Island has once again been denied permission to march in Staten Island’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Categorizes LGBT Acceptance with Murder; Other LGBT Catholic News

Bishop Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Philippines said in his Palm Sunday homily, "It's now okay to kill; to allow couples to go on divorce; honor the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; tolerate same-sex union, among others, where I am scared of these present situations." Read More

LGBT Group Banned from St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Staten Island

Organizers of Staten Island's St. Patrick's Day parade barred an LGBT group from participating in the event last weekend because, the parade's president said, it was not a "sexual identification parade." Read More

Gay Veterans to March in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Next Year

St. Patrick's Day in Boston will be a little more bright and gay this year with the inclusion of an explicitly LGBT group in that city's parade for the first time. Read More

Gay Group Marching in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Is a Major Step Forward

St. Patrick’s Day will be more LGBT-inclusive for New Yorkers next year, with organizers of that... Read More

NEWS NOTES: April 18, 2014

Here are some follow-up news items to previous posts: 1)  The Tablet reported that Conor Burns,... Read More