Are everyone's respective hangovers cured yet? Not to perpetuate the stereotype of St. Patrick's Day. But seriously.
I spent most of the day doing journalism work myself, but managed to make it to a few bars and parties throughout the evening. Important note: plastic shot glasses dropped into plastic cups make lame car bombs. But all in all, the rousing good fun I expected.
Here's a video of some people who weren't able to celebrate in the way they wanted to - which is simply to be just like everyone else. I've heard the nasty comments ("Oh those gays always make a scene and ruin everything"), but does anything think that a scene would be made if they were allowed to just participate? Most gay people I know - and I know many - are normal folk who would have no interest in protesting if only they were allowed the same basic rights as the rest of us.
For more info on the group that organized the protest, you can visit them at www.IrishQueers.org.