Mayor, LGBT Groups Join Marchers at ‘Unifying’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC

“This will be the most inclusive parade in the 255-year history of the parade,” parade chair John Lahey said

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Thousands of revelers decked out in shamrocks and all shades of green are expected to line Fifth Avenue Thursday morning for New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Spectators are expected to line the parade route long before that and security will be tight. Security preparations began Wednesday and barricades were already being set up early Thursday. NYPD tow trucks were moving vehicles too.

This will be the 255th St. Patrick’s Day parade in the city, which has the largest and oldest one in the world.
The parade goes up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street, drawing in some 2 million spectators along its 35-block stretch and prompting some street closures.

To Gay Groups, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ends an Era of Exclusion

It also promises to be a historic one.
Mayor de Blasio is attending the parade for the first time since he became mayor in 2014, now that a ban on openly gay groups has been dropped.

For years, organizers said gay people could participate but couldn’t carry signs or buttons celebrating their sexual identities. Organizers said they didn’t want to divert focus from honoring Irish heritage.
This led to decades of protests by the LGBT community and boycotts by politicians like de Blasio.

Parade organizers opened a door to gay groups last year, allowing a contingent from parade sponsor NBCUniversal, of which NBC 4 New York is a subsidiary. Another group, the Lavender & Green Alliance, joins this year.
Governor Cuomo and the entire City Council will also be at the parade, as will 150,000 parade marchers.

“This will be the most inclusive parade in the 255-year history of the parade,” parade chair John Lahey said. “And really I think it will be the most unifying parade in the past 25 years.”
The parade will also be broadcast live in Ireland and the United Kingdom via the Irish TV television channel in another first.

“I like it. I like it. It’s not something you see every day, so whenever it’s time for the parade everybody enjoys it,” one man said Thursday morning.

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