The first official Winter Pride, which takes place between November 25 and December 1 2019, is a new event brought to you by Dublin LGBT+ Pride which will once again unite us and reconnect people with all the resources and supports available to them.
It’s also a chance to close out the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in style with a week packed full of events.
The full program is available on www.winterpride.ie and will include a concert, a day dedicated to LGBT+ seniors, a Géilí, museum and gallery events, and a major fundraising event on December 1 to mark World AIDS Day.
Here are some of the Winter Pride 2019 highlights that we are looking forward to.
50 Years of Pride – Songs and Stories
The opening event, on Monday, November 25, is a night of music and celebration, titled ’50 Years of Pride – Songs and Stories’, hosted by The Queen of Ireland – Panti Bliss. The show will be a journey through 50 years of gay anthems and stories, with a fabulous guest cast. The unmissable event will take place in The National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace.
Géilí in Pantibar
On Wednesday, November 27, Pantibar will host a Géilí with entry free all night. A tradition at every year’s pride since the 90s, it’s an exquisite culmination of LGBT+ Irish Trad Musicians, Irish music and dance along with our very own and caller Queen of Match Making Eddie McGuinness from The Outing Festival plus Carrie Dewayyy plus Irish dancers and guest. Dust off your brogues and grab a partner, this is Céili – gay style!
Panti Bliss in conversation with Gareth Thomas
This year’s World AIDS Day theme is ‘Communities make the difference’ and we wanted to highlight this with an event that puts the community of people living with HIV at the centre.
Get tickets on Eventbrite.
Pride in the Workplace
November 29 will see ‘Pride in the Workplace’ – a must-attend event for all companies planning to take part in Dublin Pride 2020. This will consist of a full-day training course and networking opportunity aimed at HR and CSR professionals from corporate, statutory, and NGO backgrounds. There will be a team from Dublin Pride present, along with a panel of guest speakers and facilitators, covering topics such as Diversity and Inclusion Programs, LGBT+ Recruitment, and Pride 2020 (Planning, Pinkwashing, and Perceptions) among others.
Pride Community Day
To help close the week, Pride Community Day will take place on Saturday, November 30. Dublin Pride will take over The Wicklow Floor in The Convention Centre, and will be queering up the space for the day. This will be a free open day for anyone in the community to get together, have a chat, and get to know some new people!
Expect information from a variety of LGBT+ support and social groups as well as partners and sponsors looking to showcase services and products. Tickets for the day are free, although a fee may apply for some of the workshops or talks presented on the day.
With so much more in store, keep up to date by visiting the website www.winterpride.ie
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