Unlikely Allies and the “New” Sinn Féin in America

Writing the 'Troubles'

By Samantha Renee Haddad

On March 12, 1996, Gerry Adams spoke at a “Rally for Peace” in New York. The event was sponsored by influential Irish American organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) and Irish Northern Aid (Noraid). While at the rally, Adams was confronted by a member of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) who boldly asked him a question that was on the Irish American community’s mind: Will he be marching in the city’s St Patrick’s Day Parade that year? Since its formation in 1990, the New York based LGBTQ group had been turning heads. For some, it was shocking to see people embodying two assumed contradictory identities: being gay and being Irish. ILGO had become known for their homophobic exclusion from New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and their subsequent fight for inclusion. The organization had called for a boycott of…

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