Monday, 13 July 2015

Gay Pride 2015

OMG how can I begin to describe the excitement that embraced me the morning of Gay Pride? I'm gonna
start by saying that I was haaaaaaaanging from the night before, but there was no way I was gonna let my hangover to kill the rainbow I have in my heart. So I got up and went out to see the gay colors all over Dublin City Centre, and thank god I did.

City Centre was covered by love. It has been reported by Dublin LGBT that over 50 thousand people attended the parade this year. Organiseres said the 2015 parade was twice as big in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum. People of all ages from different corners of the world and Ireland (including a good number from Roscommon - South Leitrim) walked and danced all the way through Parnell Square to Merrion Square, and I was proudly one of them.

I have to echo Senator David Norris words who described the atmosphere as "absolutely wonderful", and The Irish Times saying "Dublin was the Capital of Love".

It is amazing to witness how much Ireland has achieved as a country in relation to Gay Rights. The referendum has been so far the biggest landmark. We made history the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by a referendum. The Irish people were given the opportunity to decide and they approved with a very big, fat YES!

This is the reason why this year's celebrations were even more meaningful, and in so many ways, so
emotional. A sense of acceptance, tolerance, equality and even love are the main components of Irish society as a whole, and those feeling were also present, more than ever, on Gay Pride Day.

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved to organise such an amazing, colorful event. Well done! We are already looking forward to Pride 2016 which I am sure it will be again an amazing event to remember forever.

For more information, you can visit

You can click on the link below to watch a short video of the event, created by The Irish Times

The pictures and video speak for themselves.


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