Parades, parties as St. Patrick's Day dyes the world green

March 17, 2015 8:20 PM

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Global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint culminated in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and scores of other cities Tuesday.

New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade included the first-ever gay contingent marching under its own banner — a group representing gay employees of the broadcaster NBC, a major parade sponsor — but gay activists called the group's participation an empty gesture.

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