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For some, such as New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, the conciliatory gesture that allowed LGBT employees of NBCUniversal to march wasn't convincing enough to end a boycott of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. But it's still momentous that for the first time in the parade's history, an LGBT-identified group marched on Tuesday.
In her editorial on this site, Kerry Kennedy, RFK's daughter, writes of the history of the parade as a celebration of the gains made in the battle between Irish-Americans and prejudice. She also reminds us that NBC is the official broadcaster of the parade.
But none of the controversy kept green-clad NBC employees from sharing their experiences and photos on Twitter and Facebook as shown below.
\u201cWearing my ancestry - happy #stpatricksdayparade #prideNBCU\u201d— Thomas Roberts (@Thomas Roberts) 1426623825
\u201cWe've got our sashes ready for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in #nyc. #prideNBCU\u201d— OUT@NBCUniversal (@OUT@NBCUniversal) 1426617931
\u201cSt. Patrick's Day Parade w/ Chief Diversity Officer Craig Robinson & @OUTNBCUniversal #StraightAlly #prideNBCU\u201d— David T. Kim (@David T. Kim) 1426624156
\u201cMarching with @OUTNBCUniversal for this historic moment #nbcupride #stpatricksdayparade @NBCUdiversity\u201d— APA@NBCUniversal (@APA@NBCUniversal) 1426624412
\u201cAll eyes were on @OUTNBCUniversal, the first openly gay group in the St. Patrick's Day Parade: https://t.co/YdfQzL7s3c\u201d— NYT Metro (@NYT Metro) 1426623537