Pavees out in force for Dublin Pride

Tens of thousands of people took part in the annual Pride parade in Dublin city centre June 25th to support the LGBTQ community and celebrate diversity.

This year’s theme was ‘Rebel Rebel’ honouring the historic events of 1916 and a tribute to David Bowie.

The parade was led by Max Krzyzanowski of LGBT Noise, which started at 1pm from the Garden of Remembrance and continued to the ‘Pride Village’ at Merrion Square.

People arrived at Pavee Point before the event to have a friendly cup of tea and get in gear for the parade.



Then it was down to the Garden of Remembrance where all the wonderful diversity of life was on show.  There was a great display from young people.



















Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone is appealing to young people to help in the development and implementation of the new LGBT youth strategy.

The Minister says she hopes the new strategy will reduce homophobic bullying.

The recently published LGBT Ireland Report, found that some gay and transgender people are experiencing discrimination, harassment, and negative stereotypes as a result of their sexuality.

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says once the strategy is developed and put in place, its effect will be monitored.