Dublin Pride Launches Pride Guide And Pride Parade Route For 2018

Last night Dublin Pride launched the details of the 2018 festival, the highlight of which continues to be the Pride Parade which was 20,000 strong last year.

People walking in the Pride Parade

Last night Dublin Pride launched this year’s Pride Guide and revealed further details about all of the festivities taking part throughout the month of June including the much anticipated Pride Parade.

A number of notable LGBT+ individuals took to the podium to talk about Pride 2018 which takes on the theme “We Are Family” this year.

Grand Marshal Sara Philips spoke about the wider sense of community and family she feels from the Irish feminist community.

Earlier this year, thousands of Irish feminists signed an open letter to a group of British trans-exclusionary radical “feminists” (TERFs) in anticipation of an event they were scheduled to hold in Dublin in February.

Pride Chair Clodagh Leonard spoke about the importance of family in a year where the catholic LGBT+ community have been left disappointed by the organisers of the World Meeting of Families and pope visit which will take place in August.

Theology professor from Trinity College shared warm wishes of pride from the queer religious community around the globe.

Read the 2018 Pride Guide here:

Pride Parade Route 2018

During the launch, details of the parade were announced with Pride manager Eddie McGuinness saying that the Dublin Pride Parade has become the biggest people parade in Ireland.

“For the second year running, the parade will assemble at Stephen’s Green South with speeches and entertainment from the starting point from 12 noon.

“The Pride Parade will embark on its route at 2 pm sharp. From there it will head through Dublin and will finish at out brand new Pride Village location [in Smithfield].”

Check out the 2018 Pride Route here:

For more information on everything happening for Dublin Pride this year, you can read the Pride Guide online here or pick up a physical copy in LGBT+ friendly outlets across Dublin city.
Dublin Pride also announced that they are going to start the recruitment of volunteers for the parade. You can apply to be a volunteer by emailing [email protected].

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