Hello Lovelies! If any of you are in NYC next March and want to participate in the St Patrick’s Day parade, rest assured you will be welcome now.
In a statement to the Associated Press, the parade committee said that OUT@NBCUniversal — the employee resource group of LGBT & Straight Ally employees at NBCUniversal, the company that broadcasts the parade — would be participating in the parade on March 17, 2015, under an identifying banner.
According to the statement, parade directors voted unanimously to include the group and that the parade was “remaining loyal to church teachings.” They told AP that the “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who is to be the parade’s grand marshal next year, was “very supportive” of the change.