LGBT Irish-Americans Finally Fully Welcomed to NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  When the St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off in New York City tomorrow, it will finally be an inclusive celebration of Irish heritage with all LGBT marchers fully welcomed for the first time. The Lavender & Green Alliance has…

St. Patrick’s Day Parades Increasingly Inclusive, But Still Controversial

If you haven’t already done so, please answer our ten-second poll on Pope Francis’ LGBT record by clicking here.  Amid St. Patrick’s Day festivities this week, three cities’ parades made headlines in the ongoing debate over whether LGBT groups should be…

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in NY and Boston Remain Controversial on LGBT Issues

Since St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers in Boston and New York City had both announced last year that they would each allow an openly LGBT group to march in 2015, many of us thought that the decades of controversy surrounding gay…

St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s LGBT Decision Irks Church Traditionalists

Fallout from the decision to allow an openly LGBT group to march in New York’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan as grand marshall, continued this week.  Many conservative Catholic organizations have been…

Gay Group Marching in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is a Major Step Forward

St. Patrick’s Day will be more LGBT-inclusive for New Yorkers next year, with organizers of that city’s parade announcing lesbian and gay people will, for the first time, be welcomed to participate via an LGBT contingent. Further news was made when…

Next Year’s St. Pat’s Parade May Not Be As Inclusive as This Year’s Was

While the Irish in Ireland have shown that the overwhelming majority of them support gay and lesbian couples, the Irish-Americans here in the U.S. don’t seem to be as welcoming as their overseas cousins. Irish Central reported earlier this month…

‘Dirty Hands’ Action to Be Repeated at NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The “dirty hands” action staged at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, May 5th, will be repeated on Sunday, May 26th, as a response to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recent blog post where he compared welcoming lesbian and gay people…

Barbara Johnson’s Symposium Appearance Is Highlight of the Closing Day

New Ways Ministry’s Seventh National Symposium, From Water to Wine:  Lesbian/Gay Catholics and Relationships, ended on St. Patrick’s Day, with plenary talks by Luke Timothy Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who each received richly-deserved standing ovations from the assembled participants.…