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21st century parade

21st century parade
The subject of a perennial New York City cultural squabble, the announcement by organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade that they would allow an identified gay group to march is a breakthrough. “Times have changed,” NBCUniversal executive Francis X. Comerford, a parade trustee and its 2012 grand marshal, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The parade is 250-plus years old, and different times call for different solutions.” Their decision probably had something to do with Guinness Co. and other major corporate sponsors boycotting, and a massive, rapid American cultural shift – but better late than never!