Dublin Pride March & Parade,
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
The Pride March
Following the Stonewall uprising in 1969, it was agreed that “Out of the ideas and ideals of the greater struggle that we are involved in, that of our fundamental human rights,” a demonstration would take place on the last Saturday of June each year in New York and other cities would be invited to hold similar demonstrations in solidarity.
This annual event became known as Pride and the first Dublin Pride March took place in June 1974, almost a decade before the first Dublin Pride Parade. At its heart, it is a protest, but it is also a display of solidarity.
If you plan to take part as an individual or with your friends or family, there is no need to register, it is a free event open to everyone who supports the ideals of Pride. You can rock up on the day, watch from the side or join in and march, or a bit of both.
Remember: Pride is both Protest and Celebration, you’re welcome to dress up or bring your own banners and make as much noise as you like. However, they must be respectful and inclusive of our LGBTQ+ community and not create a safety hazard.
Dublin Pride Parade
The Pride Parade is a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and culture. The highly visible spectacle of the parade plays an important role in promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging within society.
It’s an opportunity to showcase the many LGBTQ+ organisations working within our community along with ally groups who take a visible stand in support of LGBTQ+ people.
Since the first Dublin Pride Parade in 1983, it has grown to become one of the most popular and loved events within the city and continues to change the hearts and minds of many people.
Remember: The Pride Parade is also a major fundraising event for many LGBTQ+ community organisations with both individuals and businesses raising vital funds each year through Pride.
The Dublin Pride Parade is one of the most coordinated events in the country with over 250 different groups taking part. In order to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved it is necessary for groups taking part to register in advance.