Queens St. Pat’s Day march celebrates all-inclusive victory

Queens St. Pat’s Day march celebrates all-inclusive victory

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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.”

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Mayor de Blasio was among the officials who showed their support.

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