For the first time in 25 years, parade organizers formally ended their ban on all LGBT groups and allowed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Irish marchers to participate.
It's a 'beautiful day,' declared Mayor Bill de Blasio at New York's Irish consulate.
There's a donnybrook in Ireland over a campaign ad that paints leaders of the opposition as a gay couple, as if there could be anything worse.
Supporters say this removes the ‘chill factor’ for LGBT employees of schools in Ireland, where almost all schools are religiously run.
Irish gays have gotten to the pot of marriage equality gold, and other equality measures are forthcoming, government officials say.
Celebrations begin in the Republic of Ireland, although the first weddings must wait at least one more day.