Smiles abound at 20th St. Pat’s for All
The 20th annual St. Pat’s for All Parade hit the streets last Sunday, bringing tidings of Irish joy and inclusion to Queens two weeks ahead of St. Patrick’s Day.
Among the “marchers” were three historical LGBT figures made larger than life: civil rights and AIDS activist Robert Rygor, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and suffragist and social worker Eva Gore-Booth, helped along by the Lavender and Green Alliance.
The parade runs from 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside to 58th Street and Woodside Avenue in Woodside.
Irish Consul General Ciarann Madden was there with parade Grand Marshals Sean Curran and Fionnula Flanagan and parade Co-chairman Brendan Fay.
Also, state Attorney General Letitia, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.