This year The Garda Band will be marching for the first time in the Dublin Pride Parade. Another first after Sergeant Paul Franey was the first Garda to ever march in full uniform, at the European Gay Police Association (EGPA) in Berlin this weekend.
Over the years Outhouse has continued to maintain its commitment to building and supporting a high quality service and appropriate information resource to the LGBT community.
It feels as if I’ve been writing about Pride for years. Its ups and downs, its many meanings and checkered history. To someone following these articles, I must seem akin to a lesbian Bill Clinton going ‘it’s the community, stupid!’
This year, Dublin Pride have decided to “bar LGBT rights organisations and community groups from speaking at Pride”.
“It has been a tradition central to the history and spirit of Pride that these groups say a few words at the post-parade party about LGBT rights issues.
In a thought-provoking letter on their website, North West Pride outline their reasons for deciding they cannot take part in next weekend’s parade in Dublin. It’s an interesting read.
The sunshine over the last few days might have finally convinced us that there is still potential for an Irish summer. You might just be waking up the possibilities of a seasonal shift, but hundreds of volunteers, organisers and banner wavers all over the country are waaaaay ahead of you.
On Friday, 21st June, 2013, Ireland’s Queen of Gay Bars, The George Bar and Nightclub, will host a party like no other in celebration of Dublin Pride’s 30th Birthday and the launch of the 2013 festival.
Lush have joined forces with Marriage Equality and Dublin Pride to bring a sweet smell of success to the campaign for marriage equality. Lush are putting their fragrant stamp on the Marriage Equality Out to Your TD Campaign and donating from the sale of selected products to both Marriage Equality and Dublin Pride.
Here we are to give you a gansey-load of notice to get signed-up and ready for the Pride Run on 21st June. It doesn’t matter if you’re Usain Bolt or a snail with issues, this is all about fun. You can walk, jog, run or crawl the 5km.
Three acts competed in an Xfactor style competition to get to the finals where a winner would be picked to grace the Pride Village stage after the parade later this year. Unfortunately, the same stereotypes were on show.
Now that we’ve all recovered from the excitement of Dublin Pride, we recap the festivities through the medium of … puppies! Let us know how your Pride went – Was it your first Pride? Or are you a veteran? How did you adjust to the new surrounds of the post-Pride fun at Merrion Square? Where did you end up later? Tell all in the comments!
Hot on the heels of Minister Shatter’s statement on Thursday, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made a historic statement this afternoon, calling marriage equality “the civil rights issue of this generation, and, in my opinion, its time has come”. Listen and read to the speech here.
Celebrate Dublin Pride with Outhouse and a glass of Champers on the morning of Pride Parade Day! There’ll be delicious freshly baked goods from Brother Hubbard, along with teas, coffee and snacks. Oh, and of course: Champagne & Mimosas just €4 per glass! Get it int’ya Cinthia..
We’ve asked for your Pride Pics, and you’ve delivered! You can submit them to us by email, twitter or facebook – whichever’s easiest. Here’s the latest batch!
The Dublin Pink Hockey Fest is less than 48 hours away! The programme includes a cocktail reception party, a pitch-side BBQ, a traditional Irish pub night (especially for the visiting players), and of course the tournament’s award ceremony. Keep an eye out for jolly hockey sticks at Saturday’s Pride parade!
Good morning, proud people! Tis the season, and we’re all praying to the weather godess, Jean Byrne, that the rain stays away this Saturday. Here’s what’s been happening while the Pride build-up has been under way!