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News :: Gender : GLBT/Queer : Human Rights
15 Mar 2008
Marching in uniform violates City's anti-discrimination rules, say
Irish LGBT organizers.
IQ 2008 Flyer.jpg

Protest against the anti-gay NYC St. Patrick's Day parade

and the illegal participation of uniformed NYPD & FDNY contingents


Irish Queers, Irish & LGBT civil rights groups


Monday, March 17 at 11am


Fifth Ave. at 57th St. (West side of the avenue)

More info:

The organizers of the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade, seeking to legalize their discrimination against Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender marchers, have redefined the parade as a private, religious procession. No longer an Irish celebration or even a public
event, the Fifth Avenue parade is now legally categorized as a religious march bearing an explicitly anti-gay (and anti-choice, anti-condom) message. Organizers have proudly called the march "a triumph of Catholic values over homosexuality."

In spite of this clearly discriminatory message, New York City public servants – including police, firefighters and emergency service workers – regularly join in the anti-gay spectacle by the thousands. Their ongoing participation in the anti-gay parade confirms the fears
of many within the LGBT community that we cannot rely on the city's emergency service workers to respect our rights as New Yorkers, nor can we call on them for our safety.

Irish Queers – along with other New York LGBT groups, and Irish community members who oppose discrimination – will protest this
violation of the human and civil rights of LGBT people.

Irish Queers call on Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly and Fire Commissioner Scoppetta to disallow uniformed officers from
marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade.

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18 Mar 2008
Check your history....ban me for telling the truth...this is the holiday that CELEBRATES CATHOLICS conversions frompagan relkigion.

MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS GO TO THIS......ACLU atacks xmass...but not Teddy's drunkan day of CATHLISM introduced into Ireland.....Gays loves this holiday ..all over GOD