New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade which is the largest in the world in 1995 won a Supreme Court battle to exclude LGBT groups from marching. Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore, spoke to LGBT Irish-American LGBT activists in NYC .
“What these parades are about is a celebration of Ireland and Irishness. I think they need to celebrate Ireland as it is, not as people imagine it. Equality is very much the center of who we are in our identity in Ireland. This issue of exclusion is not Irish, let’s be clear about it. Exclusion is not an Irish thing, I think that’s the message that needs to be driven home.”
Thank you Eamon Gilmore.
And to homophobic bigots, the Ancient Order of Hibernians who run NYC’s Saint Patricks Day Parade…..
Erin Go Screw Yourself!