28th February 2015
Guinness to sponsor NY St Patrick’s Day parade despite gay boycott 2
2:40 PM — Guinness has signed back up to sponsor the St Patrick's Day parade in New York - after initially dropping out over a ban on gay groups.
16th December 2014
Boston St Patrick’s Day parade reverses ban on gay veterans 5
2:27 PM — The organisers of Boston's St Patrick's Day parade have allowed a group of LGBT veterans to march.
17th September 2014
Catholic League ‘still boycotting’ Guinness over St Patrick’s Day controversy 12
5:03 PM — The Catholic League says it will continue its boycott of Guinness, six months after the firm pulled sponsorship from New York's St Patrick's Day parade over a ban on gay groups.
12th September 2014
US: The Catholic League refuses to participate in NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade 18
9:24 PM — Thursday, The Catholic League announced it would not participate in the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade because parade organisers aren’t allowing an anti-abortion group to march.
8th September 2014
New York: Gay groups apply to march in St Patrick’s Day parade after ban lifting 2
5:50 PM — Several LGBT groups have applied for the right to march in New York's St Patrick's Day parade, after organisers lifted a blanket ban.
5th September 2014
Catholic League head: Gays in St Patrick’s Day Parade should ‘keep their pants on’ 27
1:43 PM — The president of the Catholic League has told a gay group to "keep their pants on" when they march in a St Patrick's Day Parade next year.
3rd September 2014
US: New York St Patrick’s Day parade ends ban on gay groups 14
5:12 PM — New York's St Patrick's Day parade will allow gay groups to march next year for the first time.
15th June 2014
New York mayor: I won’t march in St Patrick’s Day parade until it includes gay people
6:17 PM — New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he will continue to boycott New York's annual St Patrick's Day parade until it includes LGBT people.
19th March 2014
Catholic League: Boycott Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams, they support gay equality 67
10:07 PM — The head of the Catholic League has called for a boycott of Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams beers, after they dropped sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parades that banned gay groups.
17th March 2014
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St Patrick’s parade, gays remain banned 17
9:14 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who supported Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill, was allowed to take part in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, while a group of gay veterans remained banned.
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 49
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
14th March 2014
US: Heineken joins boycott of NYC St Patrick’s parade over ban on gay groups 13
9:42 PM — Beer-maker Heineken has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day parade, as a group of gay veterans will not be allowed to march.
13th March 2014
Boston Mayor won’t give up on fight against gay veteran ban for St Patrick’s Day parade 1
3:29 PM — The Mayor of Boston has vowed to continue to not give up in a fight to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day parade, but reiterated a promise to boycott, if they are not.
12th March 2014
US: Boston gay veterans continue to be banned from marching in St Patrick’s Day parade 6
5:51 PM — Gay rights advocates in the US state of Massachusetts have announced that no deal has been made to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day celebrations in Boston.
4th March 2014
Boston Mayor appears hopeful for agreement between St Patrick’s Day organisers and gay veterans
4:53 PM — The Mayor of Boston has continued pushing for a group of gay veterans to be allowed to march in the St Patrick's Day parade in his city, and appeared hopeful that the group would be able to strike a deal with organisers.
3rd March 2014
New York Mayor joins equality march as main St Patrick’s Day parade bans gays 5
8:40 PM — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday joined a pro-gay St Patrick's Day march, due to the state's main parade banning gay groups.
27th February 2014
US: Boston Mayor to boycott St Patrick’s Day parade if gay groups can’t join in 10
3:09 PM — The Mayor of Boston has said he plans to boycott his city's St Patrick's Day parade, if gay groups are not allowed to take part.
15th March 2013
US: Massachusetts gay rights group claims it was excluded from St Patrick’s Day parade 2
4:25 PM — A gay rights advocacy group has voiced its anger at being excluded from a local St Patrick's Day Parade in Massachusetts, however organisers say that they just applied too late.