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PRIDE month - June 2024

by Hamza Razaq | Jun 11, 2024
In Ireland, the history of Pride and the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has been a long and challenging one. Prior to 1993, sexual activity between men was criminalized under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act and the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act, regardless of whether it was consensual or not. Sexual activity between women was not legally outlawed but was also completely unacceptable across society, religion and politics.

First Held 27 June 1974
Frequency - Annually, on the last Saturday in June
Significance - The largest LGBTQ+ pride festival on the island of Ireland.

Since then, Ireland has made significant progress in LGBTQ+ rights. In 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival has grown from a one-day event in 1974 to a ten-day festival celebrating LGBTQ+ culture in Ireland with an expanded arts, social and cultural content.

If you are interested in getting involved this year please see the link below:
PRIDE Parade Dublin -
LGBTQ+ Guide to Dublin- HERE

Useful contacts:
LGBT Support- Gay Switchboard Dublin, LGBT Ireland

Mental Health- Jigsaw  
Youth Information and Help-
Depression- Aware 

PRIDE events around Dublin in 2024

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of Dublin's first-ever public Gay rights demonstration, which took place in June of 1974.

Since then, Dublin Pride has evolved from a one-day event into one of the biggest LGBTQ+ festivals in the country, a month-long extravaganza of diversity, empowerment and fun where everyone is welcome. From gigs and walking tours to film screenings and the parade, Dublin Pride is celebrating 50 years in style.

Some of the best events to look out for this month.
1.Dublin Pride Parade 2024
2.The Danish Girl at the Chester Beatty
3.SHINE - The Concert
4.Dublin Gay Men's Chorus at St Andrew's Church
5.Lavender Walk Queer History Tour with Tonie Walsh
6.Putt in Pride at Leopardstown Golf Centre
7.Dyke Night at Bow Lane
8.Boyfriends by LemonSoap Productions
9.Pride Block Party
10.Discover the history of Dublin Pride