Over the weekend, the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) welcomed Dublin Pride as their 100th member.
A network of European LGBT+ Pride organisations, the EPOA was founded in 1992 to to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride on a pan-European level and to empower and support local and national Pride organisations in their efforts of planning and promoting celebrations and to facilitate networking and skill-sharing among members.
The EPOA is also the organiser of EuroPride – an international event hosted by a different European city every year. The host city is usually one with an established Pride event or significant LGBT+ community. For a EuroPride city, events usually take place for up to a month, with a host of events culminating in a weekend parade. Later this week, they will release the shortlist of countries bidding to host future Euro Prides.
Dublin Pride shared: “We are delighted and honoured to join European Pride Organisers Association as their 100th member. (EPOA) is the network of European lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Pride organisations and organise Euro Pride! We’re stronger together and look forward to being part of this Association!”
A worthy new member of the EPOA, Dublin Pride have some incredible happenings in store for this year’s celebrations. One of the highlights is definitely the Pride Block Party which this year will take place in the spectacular National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. Artists including Danish pop superstar MØ, Irish musical legends (and GCN cover stars) Pillow Queens, Choice Music Prize nominated artist Daithi, will join Mother DJs to entertain the crowds.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Queen of Ireland herself, Panti Bliss will be delighting with a DJ set and limber up for some Drag Aerobics hosted by one of the best party queens on the scene, and future presenter of GCN’s own My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz, – Bunny O’Hare. Paul Ryder, who caused a sensation on Ireland’s Got Talent, will also be on hand to wow the crowds.
And just remember folks – that’s only one of the awesome events in store at this year’s Dublin Pride. Watch this space for more information!
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