Irish PRIDE Festival in full swing in Dublin – photos as they come in!
This annual celebration of the Irish gay community has grown year on year, and has seen a huge increase in support in the year leading up to, and the time since the marriage equality referendum. The largest celebration is in Dublin, but there will be celebrations across the country in the days to come.
Dublin Pride Parade takes place just two weeks after the Government issued an apology to those prosecuted before homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993.
On the 24th of June, the Government marked the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland. To coincide with Dublin Pride 2018, Government Buildings will be illuminated in the Pride colours on Friday and Saturday evening. #Pride2018 pic.twitter.com/mXLfAEsuvr
— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) June 29, 2018
Scroll down for pics and regular updates!
On July 7th, London will host it’s own PRIDE parade, when 500 LGBT+ parade groups will march through central London to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community. Find out more about how you can get involved here: prideinlondon.org
But all eyes are on Dublin today: The weather forecast is looking – temperatures could hit the mid 20s and it’s going to stay dry all day.
People have been gathering at St Stephen’s Green South all morning and the parade began moving at 2pm.
A pre-parade rally took place from midday at St Stephen’s Green South, where attendees also enjoyed the floats before they set off.
— Sharon Lynch (@sharonmlynch) June 30, 2018
The parade route runs along Cuffe St, Kevin St, Patrick St, Nicolas St, High St, Bridge St, Church St and North King St before finishing at Smithfield Square.
Social Media is alight with excitement and PRIDE:
— Abi Bouchier -Hayes (@ScabbiAbi2) June 30, 2018
— Betty BA MSc (@BoooopBetty) June 30, 2018
— Aidan O’Sullivan (@AidanOSulliva15) June 30, 2018
The GAZE volunteers are having a great time handing out leaflets at Dublin Pride at Stephen’s Green.
Grab a leaflet if you wanna find out about some great LGBT films screening in August!#GAZEFilmFest #GAZE2018 #Film #LGBT #DublinPride pic.twitter.com/q6nsazOqPl
— GAZE Film Festival (@GAZEfilmfest) June 30, 2018
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) June 30, 2018
— Paddy Geoghegan (@PadGeo6) June 30, 2018
Happy #Pride! Today, we march for our #LGBTI+ family here in Ireland & around the world & we march for those who can’t – for the people who don’t feel safe to come out, for those whose #humanrights are denied, and for all of the people we have lost along the way. @DublinPride pic.twitter.com/YmVVcAxJyh
— BeLonG To (@BeLonG_To) June 30, 2018
— Kevin Kelly (@kevinthehague) June 30, 2018
— Chris Slade (@ChrisRSlade) June 30, 2018
The #PrideParade through Dublin city for #Pride2018 starts in 1hr from St.Stephens Green. Go through Entrance B near Earlsfort Terrace, join us at G25 #WeAreFamily @DublinPride pic.twitter.com/CRYb9Ja6vg
— 🏳️🌈Humanist Ireland🏳️🌈 (@HumanismIreland) June 30, 2018
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