Founded in 1994 by Brendan Fay, Lavender & Green Alliance, also known as Muintir Aerach na hÉireann, is an organization of Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people with a mission to create an environment where our lives and histories are shared and celebrated. We offer cultural and educational programs that include researching and recording stories of LGBT persons within the New York Irish community. We have sponsored classes in Irish language, music and dance, Irish LGBT history and Oiche Aerach (Gay Nights) dinner celebrations honoring Irish LGBT leaders. We help organize St. Pat's for All, New York's diverse and inclusive St. Patrick's parade. Lavender & Green Alliance has participated in community parades in all the boroughs. Our sponsored documentary series “From Silence to Speech” narrates personal stories and histories of Irish LGBT individuals.