A St. Patrick's Day parade for all
February 29 2012 3:50 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
New York Pride might not be until June, but come this Sunday, March 4, LGBT people will have plenty to march about in the Big Apple.
As a reaction to the historically bigoted St. Patrick's Day parade, Sunnyside, Queens will be hosting the first ever "St. Pat's For All" parade--featuring City Council speaker Christine Quinn as well as local politcos Danny Dromm, Rosie Mendez, and Jimmy Van Bramer--which really drives home the a sense of of inclusivity.
"The 'St. Pat's for All' parade is the first in more than two-and-half centuries of NYC Irish parades to be open and welcoming to all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity," the parade's organizer's said in a statement. "The parade's theme, 'Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally,' is taken from the 1916 Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It's an opportunity for all of us to come together in our diversity and to honor our common humanity and heritage."
For more information, check out the group's Facebook page here.