parade http://wvxu.org en Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group http://wvxu.org/post/several-council-members-withdraw-st-patricks-day-parade-protesting-exclusion-lgbt-group <p></p><p>Several council members are refusing to march in the annual <strong><a href="http://cincinnatisaintpatrickparade1.netfirms.com/" target="_blank">St. Patrick's Day Parade</a></strong> this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.</p><p>Josh Wagoner with <a href="http://chapters.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/cincinnati/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>The Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network (GLSEN)</strong></a> says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:12:08 +0000 Tana Weingartner 10361 at http://wvxu.org Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group Cincinnati's Irish Heritage http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnatis-irish-heritage <p>Sunday is <strong>St. Patrick’s Day</strong>, but Saturday at noon is the kick-off to the annual <a href="http://www.cincystpatsparade.com/"><strong>St. Patrick’s Day Parade</strong></a> through the streets of Cincinnati. While mostly known for our German heritage, Cincinnati has a long history of Irish influence through the generations. Mark Perzel is joined on the phone by <strong>Kevin Grace</strong>, head of the Archives and Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, who has written <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cincinnati-Images-America-Arcadia-Publishing/dp/0738594350/ref=sr_1_29?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362603131&amp;sr=8-29&amp;keywords=Kevin+Grace"><strong>Irish Cincinnati</strong></a>, a book detailing the impact and influence of the Irish during Cincinnati’s history.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 10240 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's Irish Heritage