Pride in October

The Pride team has been keeping busy this October with community and Pride at Work events across Dublin.

COMMUNITY & OUTREACH

11 Oct: National Coming Out Day Drag Lunch

To mark National Coming Out Day on 11 October, we hosted a community Drag Lunch at the newly-opened LGBTQ+ pub All My Friends in The Liberties. The Drag Lunch, co-hosted with LGBT Ireland, was a huge success; especially with older members of the community. 

11 Oct: Women STAR Season 2 Podcast Launch 

This year, we’ve supported a wide range of cultural & community projects, including sponsoring the second season of Dublin Lesbian Line’s Women STAR podcast, which showcases the stories of women and trans people, including non binary people, in the community. 

In the first episode of the season, Dublin Lesbian Line spoke to our Programming & Training Manager, Christelle Gebhardt (they/them), about their experience of being Black and queer in Ireland. 

18 Oct: Irish Network Against Racism

In October, Dublin Pride hosted the members meeting of the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR).

20 Oct: ADE Green, Amsterdam

We joined event organisers and activists from across Europe to discuss Climate Justice and the work Dublin Pride are doing to reduce our carbon footprint.

25 Oct: National Broadband Ireland

Last month, we were delighted to launch our partnership with National Broadband Ireland – who have committed to our full Pride at Work training course – on World Mental Health Day. 

Later in the month, our CEO & Festival Director Jed Dowling (he/him) kicked off the course with our popular ‘Letters & Stripes’ training.    

Photo Credit: National Broadband Ireland 

25 Oct: Pride Poets

Our successful spoken word & poetry open mic night, Pride Poets, returned to Street 66 this month, featuring guest poets Aoife Mairéad Nic Dhonncha & Diarmuid Fitzgerald. Hosted by activist and artist, Sonya Mulligan, it’s on the last Tuesday of every month from 7PM-9PM. All are welcome.   

26 Oct: Fingal County Council

We took part in Fingal County Council’s annual Occupational Health & Safety Conference and gave a presentation on the new ISO standard 45003 that covers Psychological health and safety at work and how that relates to LGBTQ+ workers.

26 Oct: An Evening with Nemat Sadat 

Prominent Afghan LGBTQ+ activist Nemat Sadat joined us for an event at Outhouse on 26 October to talk about their activism to secure safety abroad for LGBTQ+ people living under threat and danger in today’s Afghanistan.  

Through our Dublin Pride Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland, we were able to contribute €10,000 towards supporting LGBTQ+ refugees arriving in Ireland last year, and this year we donated €8,000 to LGBT Ireland to support their work with refugees. To learn more about our Outreach & Community Support, email our Operations & Outreach Manager, Jamie Kenny (he/him) at community@dublinpride.ie.  

OTHER NEWS

Free Online Pride at Work Training

Each month we deliver one of our training modules online (Zoom) as an open session. This is a great way for smaller companies to engage or for students or individuals within organisations who would like to complete the full course. To register for our first training session on LGBTQIA+ terminology and flags on Wednesday, 9 November at 11AM, click here

To learn more about our Pride at Work Partnership & Training programme, email prideatwork@dublinpride.ie 

Pride Parade Registration

We are now accepting registrations for the 2023 Dublin Pride Parade, which will take place on Saturday, 24 June 2023. Round 1 Parade Registration will close on 30 November 2022. This year, in line with our commitment to deliver a net carbon neutral event, we are giving priority to walking groups. Applications to include floats in the Parade must be made directly to parade@dublinpride.ie no later than 30 November 2022.

Round 2 Parade Registration will open on 1 December and run to 31 January. Due to the current levels of inflation, our fees will be adjusted for each round. This means fees are likely to go up on 1 December and again on 1 February.

Early booking and early payment is encouraged.


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