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Pride Parade & Festival

“Dublin Pride has established itself as a major part of the city, and we are better for it.” – Tom Brabazon, Lord Mayor of Dublin, June 2020

Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2021

June is Pride! A month of solidarity, support, protest and celebration by and for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.

We have a whole month of events and activities, online and offline, planned. Pride is also one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for many LGBTQ+ charities and community organisations and we want you to get involved.

Online Festival

We’re launching our Digital Dublin Pride Festival on May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) with a brand new Dublin Pride website. Our new website will include a Virtual Community and Partners Hub and Dublin Pride TV.

Dublin Pride TV

Watch a whole month of Pride themed events live on our own dedicated broadcast channel, or watch them back at any time on our Pride Player. Debates and discos, céilí’s and quizzes, walking tours, gallery tours, museum tours and even a pet show, we have a whole month packed with content. And of course our Virtual Parade and Pride Concert will be back on Saturday June 26th.

A full line up of events will be announced on May 17th.

Dublin Pride team at Digital Pride 2020

Virtual Pride Parade

Last year over 100,000 people watched our Virtual Pride Parade and Pride Concert broadcast live from The Round Room at The Mansion House. We’ll be back on Saturday June 26th and once again you’re all invited, not just to watch, but to be part of it. Entry to the Virtual Parade is free for all non-profit organisations and members of the public. Shortly we’ll be giving you details on how you can upload our own videos for inclusion.

We’ll finish out the day by bringing some of your favourite performers and DJs together for the ultimate Pride Party.

Businesses can take part in the Virtual Parade and support Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride and a host of other community organisations through our Pride at Work Partnership Program

Pride Offline

Pride started as a very public demonstration with the objective of reaching as many people as possible. Our success, in large part, has been based on the fact that you cannot ignore us. We’re loud and proud, and even though we can’t gather together this year, we can still fill the streets with colour and we can still send our message across the city for everyone to hear.

Flying our Flag

“Symbols give us our identity, our self image, our way of explaining ourselves to ourselves and to others. Symbols in turn determine the kinds of stories we tell and the kind of history we make and remake.” – Mary Robinson, President of Ireland.

43 years after Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker to create a symbol that would unite our community, the Pride Flag, along with its evolved variations, has become the ultimate symbol of our struggle, our success and our solidarity.

Once again we will be working with Dublin City Council, Government Buildings and all our sponsors and partners to turn the city rainbow and fly our flags in as many places as possible as part of our annual demonstration. We’re calling on everyone to join us and fly the flag for Pride. And not just the 6 stripe one; Trans, Bi, Poly, Ace, Progress, Pan, Intersex, we want to see them all.

Beyond The Net

From Facebook to Finglas, Twitter to Tallaght and Instagram to Irishtown, we want everyone not just to know that its Pride but also to know about all supports that are available for LGBTQ+ people and the wonderful community organisations that provide them. We have a major outdoor advertising and promotion campaign planned to make sure the message of Pride reaches everyone who needs it.

Pride Acts of Kindness

It’s been a very tough year for everyone, but for some people it’s been especially tough. Young people missing out on important life defining moments, older people experiencing higher levels of isolation and loneliness and so many of our community who work in in entertainment and hospitality losing their livelihoods.

We’re putting together over 1,000 gift packs to distribute during June to spread some Pride Kindness. Get in touch if you’d like to contribute to our gift packs or if you know someone who’d benefit from receiving one.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be announcing more details about our plans for Dublin Pride 2021.

Photo credit: Arther Carron

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