New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on
Sunday marched in and delivered remarks at the 15th annual St
Pat's For All Parade, an LGBT-inclusive parade.
De Blasio earlier said that he will not
march in the city's upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade, the nation's
largest, because gay groups are excluded from participating.
“This is a parade that celebrates
inclusion,” de Blasio told a crowd of a few thousand. “That is
what the city is about. That is what has made this city strong.”
Meanwhile, South Boston's annual St.
Patrick's Day parade, the nation's second largest, may welcome a gay
rights group for the first time in its history as part of a deal
being brokered by Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
may allow gay group in St. Patrick's Day parade.)