boston_mayor.jpg.size_.xxlarge.letterboxA gay rights advocacy group said Monday it is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march “openly and honestly” in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this month, but an agreement has not been reached with parade organizers. It appeared Saturday as if Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had brokered a deal between MassEquality and parade organizers to allow gay military veterans to march under the group’s banner, but the deal was not finalized even after both sides met Sunday. The issue is whether and how members of the group can identify themselves in the parade. “LGBT people need to be able to identify themselves as LGBT people. It’s as simple as that,” MassEquality executive director Kara Coredini said Monday. “There are a lot of ways that can be done, and that is a conversation we’re having now with organizers.” MORE