Dublin Pride and Trade Unions
28 Jun 2012
TUI proudly marching in Dublin PrideThis week marks Dublin Pride week. 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. Among the events happening are:
Parnell Square on Pride Day
- ASTI members proudly marching in Dublin PrideThe Pride Parade which will start at the Garden Of Remembrance on Saturday the 30th Of June 2012. Assembly at 12pm and moving off at 2pm sharp. Trade Unions will as usual be participating on Saturday;
- Congress and the PSEU are also speaking at the 6th European Gay Police Association conference in Dublin Castle, 28th June.
- INTO participating in Pride Parade here
- GLEN launch their Excellence in Diversity toolkit which helps organisations realise the benefits of LGBT diversity in the workplace.
- Marriage Equality are pointing to the over 160 differences between Civil Partnership and civil marriage, which can be broken down in to 7 categories: The Family Home; Finance; Legal Procedures; Administration; Parent and Child; Immigration; and Equality.
- TENI Endorses Senator Katherine Zappone's Call for Debate on Gender Recognition - here
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UNITE members proudly march with the Unite banner
Members of INTO LGB Group carry the INTO banner