Brendan Fay: ‘I feel a depth of gratitude for the determined LGBT activists here and in Ireland who rose up in dark times and struggled for civil rights.’ Photograph: Ray Hegarty

“Happy Pride!” I’ll be hearing the odd greeting a thousand times. People often ask, why do you go? I tell them I march because I can. I am alive for a(...)

 Sir Terry Wogan receives a posthumous Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Much-missed broadcaster Terry Wogan, ground-breaking architect Angela Brady and innovative scientist Garret A FitzGerald are among the recipients of t(...)

The St Pat’s For All parade. “St Pat’s For All is almost restoring something the Irish were known for – being welcoming,” said founder Brendan Fay. Photograph: Ed Weidman

I’m in a small kitchen two blocks away from the last stop on the Q train – it smells like caramel and clean laundry and I’m talking to Tom Moul(...)

Gay rights activists protest on Fifth Avesnue at the 2012 St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. New York mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting this year’s parade because of its ban on  public displays of gay pride. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The decisions by the New York City and Boston mayors to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over the exclusion of gay, lesbian and transgender gro(...)