Dublin LGBTQ Pride – Accessible Information
What is Pride?
Dublin Pride is a festival held every year to celebrate LGBTQ people and the people who love them and want to support them.
LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.
This means women who are attracted to women, men who are attracted to men, people who are attracted to both women and men, and people who are a different gender to the one given to them when they were born.
Pride started because LGBTQ people were treated unfairly and sometimes put in prison or badly hurt.
Pride is how we remember all the ways the world is better now and think about how it can be even better in the future.
About Pride 2019
There are a lot of events around Dublin. One of the main events is the parade.
The parade takes place on June 29th.
It goes from O’Connell Street to Merrion Square.
Access and support
On O’Connell Street, there will be two viewing platforms to watch the parade pass by
There will be chairs and drinking water available at these viewing platforms.
A volunteer can meet you and bring you to the viewing platform if you would like them to.
You can book a seat here by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be two buses in the parade.
One will be a Quiet Bus for people who don’t like too much noise.
If you would like a seat on either of the buses please email email@example.com.
At City Quay there will be chairs and water for people who would like to be in the parade but don’t want to walk all the way.
You can join the parade here and walk the rest of the way to Merrion Square, which should take between 15 and 20 minutes.
There will be a party in Merrion Square after the parade.
One part of the park will be a Quiet Zone where you can go if the noise and crowd is too much.
There will be an accessible toilet nearby and any volunteer can tell you where it is.
If you would like more information about Pride you can go to the website: http://dublinpride.ie/events/dublin-pride-parade/
If you would like to talk to us about supports or access, email firstname.lastname@example.org.