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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17:  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, one of the largest and oldest in the world on March 17, 2016 in New York City. Now that a ban on openly gay groups has been dropped, Mayor de Blasio is attending the parade for the first time since he became mayor in 2014. The parade goes up Fifth Avenue ending at East 79th Street and will draw an estimated 2 million spectators along its 35-block stretch.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17:  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, one of the largest and oldest in the world on March 17, 2016 in New York City. Now that a ban on openly gay groups has been dropped, Mayor de Blasio is attending the parade for the first time since he became mayor in 2014. The parade goes up Fifth Avenue ending at East 79th Street and will draw an estimated 2 million spectators along its 35-block stretch.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The Lavender and Green Alliance is the first Irish LGBT organization to march in New York's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade in 25 years. CNN affiliate WABC has more.

NYC parade includes LGBT group for first time

The Lavender and Green Alliance is the first Irish LGBT organization to march in New York's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade in 25 years. CNN affiliate WABC has more.