Monday, July 2, 2012

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival 2012: "Show your True Colours"

This event (the parade) is a favorite of mine. However, this year it looked like there were more photographers than participants and in my opinion the parade appeared to be more low-key than last year, maybe the weather (or the equally depressing economy) had an impact. It also started on time unlike previous years.

2012: "Show your True Colours"

This year's festival started on the 22nd June and will continue until 1st July 2012. Today's parade being the flagship event.

This year the festival moved from Dublin City Council's Civic Offices on Wood Quay to Merrion Square using 3 of the 4 roads around the park and family areas available to use inside the park. This also involved the parade route moving from it traditional route along Dame Street to further south in the city, along Baggot Street to the final destination Event at Merrion Square.

The new venue has a capacity for up to 15,000 people and space for vendors to sell food and beverages to the public.

The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival is an annual series of events which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) life in Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest LGBTQ pride festival in the Republic of Ireland. The festival culminates in a pride parade which is held in June. The event has grown from a one-day event in 1983 to a ten-day festival celebrating LGBT culture in Ireland with an expanded arts, social and cultural content.

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