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!
Would you like to join @PantiBliss, Queen of Ireland, on board our Pride bus @DublinPride on Saturday 29 June? Simply tag the three friends you’re most proud of in the comments below. Good luck! #DBPride #DublinPride #RainbowRevolution pic.twitter.com/LE6PO4sMaB
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) June 20, 2019
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.
© 2019 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.
GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community since 1988.
During this global COVID pandemic, we like many other organisations have been impacted greatly in the way we can do business and produce. This means a temporary pause to our print publication and live events and so now more than ever we need your help to continue providing this community resource digitally.
GCN is a registered charity with a not-for-profit business model and we need your support. If you value having an independent LGBTQ+ media in Ireland, you can help from as little as €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBTQ+ media.