In respect to the decades old ban on openly Gays in the Manhattan St Patrick’s day Parade, a symbol of local RC bishopic and Irish power, the mayor of all the people marched today in favor of diversity and individual freedom.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio marched in the snow Sunday with hundreds of participants in an alternative St. Patrick's Day parade -- one that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.
The parade in Queens is called St. Pat's for All. It's an alternative to the city's centuries-old St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan, which for years has excluded gay groups….
De Blasio praised the crowd at the alternative parade for braving the cold and snow.
"That is what pride is all about -- pride in the fact that in New York City, you can be whoever you are, he said.
The two grand marshals at the 15th annual St. Pat's for All parade were longtime human rights activist Kerry Kennedy and Tony Award-winning actor Brian O'Byrne.