BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for a group of gay veterans initially barred from participating in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade says they look forward to "marching proudly" and representing LGBTQ vets.

Organizers of this year's parade reversed course Friday and said they will allow the group of gay veterans to march. Parade organizers tweeted an "acceptance letter" had been signed by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council that would allow OutVets to take part in the March 19 parade.

Lawyer Dee Dee Edmondson says OutVets will be marching in the parade and that it is "honored and humbled" by the support received by LGBTQ veterans, "one of the most unrepresented" demographics among veterans.