St. Pat’s For All Parade
Twenty years, 21 parades. This year, as always on the first Sunday of March, St. Pat’s Parade for All made its way from Sunnyside to Woodside, to stand for inclusivity and acceptance. The march was first held in 2000 in reaction to the decision of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, which stages the giant parade each March 17 on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, to refuse to consider any petition by an LGBTQ rights group to be admitted to its ranks.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was glad to note that the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act this year, though it now remains to get it passed in the Senate.