Inclusiveness celebrated at Queens’ St. Pat’s for All parade
There were two early St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City on Sunday, but they were two different flavors.
The Staten Island parade excluded gay and lesbian floats and banners, while the Queens parade touted “inclusiveness.” Many city leaders attended the parade in Woodside, Queens, entitled “St. Pat’s for All,” including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Charles Schumer, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney and many of the elected officials on the city, state and federal levels...
“This is one of my favorite parades, because everyone is included, nobody is excluded,” Maloney added.