That’s because OUT@ is the first openly LGBT group to march in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Per a report by Religion News Service, not all are happy about this sanctioned development:
“Now there can be no doubt – Timothy Cardinal Dolan has been played for a sucker by the organizers of the 2015 New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. He must step down as Grand Marshal,” Matthew Hennessey wrote at the website of Crisis magazine, a conservative Catholic media outlet.
“By personally leading the procession, he blesses the whole shameful affair,” he concluded.
This time last year, the Southern California arm of OUT@NBCUniversal was 10th anniversary at The Abbey in West Hollywood. The New York parade was first convened in March of 1762, or fourteen years before the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
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