In this episode of Closet Case we chat with Gabrielle Cryan from Irish Queers NYC who will be joining hundreds of other NYC queers marching in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the first year ever in an official capacity.

Emmaia Gelman, also from Irish Queers NYC wrote – This Thursday, Irish Queers break with 25 years of protest against the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and march up Fifth Avenue in the actual parade. Believe that we are overjoyed that we don’t have to protest anymore. As per the rules of the parade, we’ll be in “business casual attire” and will be stripped of any message besides “we’re Irish, homosexual, and finally in this @#$%^ parade.”

Raymond Helkio
Raymond is a filmmaker, director, and author of several publications and opinion columns. He lives in Toronto and New York but has plans to move beyond the edge of insanity.