70,000 expected to turn out for Pride parade in Dublin today

70,000 expected to turn out for Pride parade in Dublin today

A year on from the same-sex marriage referendum 70,000 people will descend on Dublin for this year's Pride parade.

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said the largest number of companies ever will be participating in this year's event.

Davin Roche from GLEN said today may be a celebration but it is also a time to reflect: “Pride is a celebration of being LGBT in Ireland, It’s the first anniversary of the marriage equality referendum.

It is also a day where we will reflect on those awful events in Orlando.

So it is a day of celebration, fun and joy but it is also a day where we really recharge our batteries to solve some of the problems that some LGBT face.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone outlines what she hopes for young LGBT people this weekend: “that pride that we feel coming out and celebrating as well as standing in solidarity is something that can be felt ultimately every day by every young LGBT person.”


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