New York City mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick’s Day parade; won’t commit to marching’ in official event which has historically excluded LGBT groups

Marchers carry a banner reading ‘St. Pat’s for All’ on Sunday in the snowy weather

Mayor Bill de Blasio attended a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, and told participants that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone.

The St. Pat’s for All parade stepped off in Queens under a heavy snowfall. It was held as an alternative to the city’s centuries-old St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan, which for years has excluded gay groups and this year is scheduled for March 17.

De Blasio, a Democrat, refused to march in last year’s Manhattan parade because it wasn’t fully inclusive, and Guinness beer dropped its sponsorship. Organizers said last year, though, that they would welcome one gay contingent under its own banner this year.

On Sunday, de Blasio said he is ‘not ready to commit to marching’ in this year’s Manhattan event…

  • This even looks more like “St.Fag for All”. The mayor may also bring in the Muslims – they also like green.

    • Linda1000

      No green beer allowed.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    His wife is a bisexual, what did anyone expect?

  • Dana Garcia

    De Blasio doesn’t seem religious, so why does he want to celebrate a Catholic saint? Is green beer that appealing?

    Funny how extreme “inclusion” ends up being insulting to some quarters. Maybe that was the point.

    • mauser 98

      DiBlasio only sees opportunities to shove gay dogma down peoples throats

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Or UP the other end.

        • mauser 98


  • WalterBannon

    De Blasio, a Democrat, refused to march in last year’s Manhattan parade because he had not yet achieved his goals for killing Irish cops in NYPD….

  • Iamnotweetoddit

    I just dont care what you shove up your butt or down your throat, just stay away from the children.

  • David Murrell

    In a way, one should hope that Di Blasio refuses to march in the legitimate Irish parade. Such a stunt would be so over-the-top insulting to Irish New Yorkers, it would actually be good for the city. It would inject a healthy dose of realism to the deteriorating political situation there. The Irish would wake up to how much of a crackpot this guy truly is.

  • Millie_Woods

    The Democrats appear to be bent on alienating every remaining normal American.

  • Clink9

    Time for a “Straight Pride” parade.

    • mauser 98


  • Xavier

    Are y’all talkin’ ’bout Warren Wilhelm, Jr.?
    The guy who changed his name and married a black lesbean?
    Yeah his judgement seems sound.