Farmers group will march at Pride for the first time

The rural youth organisation Macra na Feirme will be officially marching at Pride for the first time since it was founded in 1944.

Macra na Feirme farmers will march at Pride for the first time

The rural youth organisation Macra na Feirme will be marching in Dublin LGBTQ Pride this year. It is the first year that the farmers organisation will be officially represented at Pride.

Marca na Feirme is a rural youth organisation which focuses primarily on personal development, rural and agricultural issues.

 “Macra na Feirme is a voice for the youth of Ireland and I am delighted the organisation will participate in the Dublin Pride Festival,” said National President of the organisation Thomas Duffy.

“Social inclusion is the fulcrum of Macra na Feirme values and there isn’t a better place to demonstrate this than at Pride which is a celebration of LGBTQ+ people, and families and their friends.”

Duffy invites all members to make an application to march with the farmers organisation at Pride: “The festival highlights the progressive work being done but it also acknowledges that a lot more work remains. With this in mind, I would encourage our members to get involved and sign up now to take part on June 29”

Over 250,000 young people have been part of the organisation since it began in 1944. The organisation recognises that it must change as young people and society does.

“Today, young people have different priorities and need new challenges, which Macra actively provides to its members across all areas of activity.”

Participating in Pride is a step towards including all members of the organisation, regardless of their sexuality.

If you are interested in marching with Macra na Feirme at Pride you can fill out the application form here. Places are limited so don’t delay in applying!

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