Primary School children share their Pride with Different Families Same Love competition

As part of Dublin Pride week celebrations, the INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group will showcase all the talented winners of the competition.

A child's painting of lots of different faces with a big love heart in the middle

As part of Dublin Pride week celebrations, the fantastic team at INTO are announcing the winners of the wonderful Different Families, Same Love primary schools competition. The competition invited children and their families to get creative while celebrating the diversity of all peoples and families in our communities.

The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group will showcase the worthy winners during a week-long campaign. Sean Hegarty from INTO shared, “We are proud to report that Ireland’s children are wonderfully caring, compassionate and LGBT+ inclusive. We are truly proud of these children, of their teachers and of their families too.

“Throughout Dublin Pride week we are proudly sharing all of the Different Families, Same Love Competition winners on our social media pages using the #DifferentFamiliesSameLove hashtag.” All of the winners will receive vouchers generously donated by Smyth’s Toys.

This is the fourth year the Different Families, Same Love competition has been held and they deservedly won the ‘Event of the Year’ Award at the 2020 GALAS National LGBT+ Awards earlier this year.

Cecilia Gavin from INTO added, “This competition has been a true celebration of diversity and inclusion in our primary schools. Competition entries, like our families, took many forms – artwork, comics, stories, poems, songs, videos and even puppet theatres! We were overwhelmed by the standard of this year’s entries. The feedback from parents, teachers and, most importantly, from children has been wonderful.

“We’re delighted to have winners this year from Mayo, Waterford, Kildare and Dublin. This week we will celebrate them and their fantastic creativity. Outside of the winners though, we commend each child who entered the competition.

“In sharing the message ‘Different Families, Same Love’, you have all contributed to creating a more equal, compassionate and caring Ireland. There’s no better way to mark Pride than with an LGBT+ inclusive family celebration like this!”

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