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MassEquality loses parade march bid

Organizers deny gay group permits

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender groups will not be marching in the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday after two of them received rejection letters from organizers.

MassEquality, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender residents, applied to march in the parade organized by the Allied War Veterans Council.

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