Back to Top
Wednesday 20 Jun
86146 users - now online: 1108 people
86146 users - now online: 1108 people login
Printer Friendly Page  
Gays finally welcome in New York parade

by our Editors in Lifestyle & Fashion , 16 oktober 2014

Dit artikel is ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar

For the first time ever, gays will be allowed to participate in the traditional parade on St. Patrick's Day in New York as a separate group. The ban on the participation of gays had become a divisive political element in the American city .

Last year, the Democratic mayor De Blasio refused to join the parade, and sponsor Guiness withdrew for the same reason. The Organising Committee of the parade has now decided to allow the club of gay staff members of NBC Universal, the television station that broadcasts the parade.

On March 17, 2015, New Yorkers take to the streets to attend the 253rd parade on this feast-day of Ireland's patron saint. All New Yorkers can join, not just those with Irish ancestors.

The parade of dressed-up officials, politicians, bagpipers and politicians attracts hundreds of thousands to 5th Avenue.

Homosexuals were allowed to join in, but with other co-workers or other organizations. Their sexual orientation had to be kept hidden.

The New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan supports this modernization. "I know that thousands of homosexuals will be in the parade. And I'm happy with that.," Dolan said.



In the New Issue of Gay News, 322, June 2018

More from Lifestyle & Fashion
More from Gay News- issue 278
More by our Editors

Bear Necessity

The attitude-free hairy-men dance party

learn more |visit


De plek om de actuele auteursfilm en wereldcinema te zien

learn more |visit

bottom image

Entire © & ® 1995/2018 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News | ISSN: 2214-7640 | ISBN 8717953072009 | Wikipedia.
Follow Gay News:
Twitter Issuu
RSS (dutch) RSS Editors (dutch) self-employed Escortboys

Contact us

© 1995/2018 Gay News ®, GIP/ St. G Media