Panti to host Pride party on Dublin Bus - and you could join her!

Those wishing to join the Parade in style with none other than the Queen of Ireland, look no further.

A split screen of a Dublin Bus decorated in Pride colours and drag queen Panti Bliss

On June 29, Dublin Pride will take over the city, reclaiming O’Connell Street and passing the GPO from which the rainbow flag will fly. This is a celebration not to be missed, and thanks to Dublin Bus, a few lucky revellers will be right in the thick of the action.

At this year’s event, the one and only Panti Bliss will host the proudest bus of the Parade. The Queen herself will wave to her loyal subjects along the route from an open top bus while making her majestic moves to the banging tunes provided by the resident on-board DJ. And you could be on that bus, bopping along with queer royalty!

To be in with a chance of winning tickets for you and three friends on the most colourful bus in town, visit Dublin Bus on Twitter (@dublinbus) or the Dublin Bus Facebook page and tag the three people you want to bring with you!

As part of its support for Dublin Pride, Dublin Bus will also provide a rainbow bus for the organiser’s accessibility initiative to ensure those with mobility issues can participate in the parade. So for anyone who finds it difficult to walk in the Parade for any reason – be it mobility issues, sensory issues, mental health reasons or otherwise can email [email protected] for full details on how to reserve your spot.

Eagle-eyed Dubliners should also keep an eye out for the two ‘proudest buses’ wrapped in the Pride colours currently in service across Dublin.

Last year, Dublin Bus celebrated Pride by giving Irish dads a platform to show their love and support for their LGBTQ+ children through its ‘Proud Dads’ campaign. The powerful video that captured the beautiful day touched the hearts of 7.5 million people around the world.

Dublin Pride have also just opened a pop up shop where you can pick up all those Pride essentials.

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