DUBLIN LGBTQ PRIDE
This year, the Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival & Parade which occurs every year in June, took place virtually.
And it was as fabulous as ever!
The parade was mix of pre-recorded and live elements with hosts, Paul Ryder and Eddie McGuinness.
The Virtual Parade was led out by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and front line workers from across the city.
It included community organisations, their sponsors and partners and of course LGBTI+ people, their friends and allies
Holding It Apart Together was delighted to support and celebrate PRIDE 2020.
Even in this challenging time we need to Stand PROUD. Without the annual gatherings of diversity and colour across our country this year, many LGBTIQ people, young and old lose the opportunity to see others like themselves, and lose that often once in a lifetime chance to have the courage to step off the pavement and onto the street joining the parade.
It is also our stand in solidarity with so many LGBTIQ people worldwide who still suffer in fear and discrimination for something innate to their very being. Raising awareness and education through our privileged position to support and shout for them is also the path of PRIDE.
So we were PROUD to support all Irish Pride Parade and celebrations this year and encouraged everyone to be part of the #virtualprideparade.
Here is the official brochure here from Dublin Pride.
"Though flags won't fly over crowded streets, they can still hang proud from our windows.
Though we won't hug passing strangers, we can still share the love.
Though we won't stand side by side, we can still stand together."
DIGITAL DUBLIN PRIDE FESTIVAL, 28 JUNE 7-9PM
A star filled Pride concert came straight to your home to celebrate Dublin Pride in style. Hosted by Phil T Gorgeous & Bunny with special guest performers and artists to LGBT+ activists and honored guests. Check out www.DublinPride.ie
We would like to congratulate Declan Hayden, head of Community Development in Dublin City Council for South East Dublin and co-founder/director of Holding It Together Apart for the outstanding work he has done during the Covid crisis lockdown. Here he is featured on page 59 in this year's Pride Brochure.