Here is recent footage of Christine Quinn last week discussing the late Queens Democratic County Leader Tom Manton and how she wanted to march with him in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but didn’t.
“On last St. Patrick’s Day I had really hoped that Tom, my father and I would get to march together and it didn’t work out. And I was so afraid that I was going to disappoint Tom. And I was really sick over it and I just felt terrible over that it didn’t work out.”
But later, according to Quinn, Manton told her he was fully in favor of her decision to skip the main St. Patrick’s Day parade, whose organizers objected to the participation of self-identified gay groups, and told her to “give ’em hell.”
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is Saturday. Quinn is planning to skip it and march in a parade in Dublin instead.
— Azi Paybarah