Thousands at Dublin Gay Pride Parade

03/07/2012
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Original article: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0625/pride.html

Around 25,000 people took part in a Gay Pride Parade through Dublin city centre.

An estimated 25,000 people took part in this afternoon's Gay Pride Parade through Dublin city centre.

It travelled from Parnell Square to the Civic Offices on Wood Quay.

Organisers said the Dublin Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Parade is the biggest in the country after St Patrick's Day and is the highlight of a ten day festival which featured over 50 events.

Following the parade, around 5,000 people attended the Post Parade Party where leading community members including Senator David Norris and Festival Grand Marshall Michael Barron spoke while Crystal Swing and Niamh Kavanagh were among the musical performers.

The festival featured a range of diverse events to look at all aspects of LGBTQ culture and organisers said around 188,000 participated overall.


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