A 1995 U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed Boston, Massachusetts' St. Patrick's Day parade organizers to ban gay groups from taking part in the annual march.
But Memphis' Beale Street Merchants Association doesn't discriminate. For the second year, the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC) will be represented in the parade down Beale Street on Saturday, March 13th.
Currently, the MGLCC is seeking LGBT people and straight allies to join in the parade walking group. Anyone interested should e-mail or call 901-278-6422 to sign up. The parade begins at 4 p.m., but walkers will begin lining up at 2 p.m.