Which St. Patrick’s Day parades are LGBT-friendly?

St. Patrick's protesters

Protesters gather at the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC, speaking out against the policy of excluding LGBT groups for joining the parade.

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Organizers of St. Patrick’s Day parades in San Francisco, Seattle, Buffalo, N.Y., Washington D.C. and Dublin, Ireland, allow gays and lesbians to march. Those in New York City, Boston and other cities continue to bar LGBT people from openly taking part in their respective parades.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who on Sunday formally announced her candidacy to succeed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is among the officials who boycott the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that takes place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. She marched with her now wife Kim Catullo in the Irish capital’s 2007 St. Patrick’s Day parade

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