Marchers carry a banner at the St. Pat’s for All Parade in Queens on Sunday.
The St. Pat’s for All Parade — founded to fight discrimination against gay groups in the main Fifth Ave. procession — marched on Sunday, even as the ban it was launched to resist was abandoned.
The Queens St. Patrick’s Day march took on a joyful air free of controversy as marchers celebrated the victory and the richness of Irish culture.
“This is a joyous and special occasion,” Mayor de Blasio said.
“This beautiful parade . . . was started to send a message that yes, we can all join together, we can celebrate our heritage and our pride together, we can be one city.”