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Dublin’s LGBT Pride Parade in Photos

This was another extremely lucky case of right place, right time. And it happened on our first day of exploring Dublin!

No sooner did we stop in the tourist information center, pick up a pamphlet for LGBT Pride Week saying “ooh, let’s see what they have going on”…and suddenly the noise from Dame Street was upon us.  Whistles, honks, hollers and dance music of a large parade. We quickly made our way down the side street that we were on, and had a blast along with everyone in the crowd!

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Despite most people perceiving Ireland as a highly religious country, LGBT rights have transformed a lot in the last two decades.  Same-sex activity is legal, and most forms of discrimination based on it are not. They still have a long ways to go, however, in recognizing civil partnerships and allowing marriage, and in legally recognizing gender transformation, among other things.

 

28 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Excellent photos…brand new to your site but will follow it closely as you are living the dream in my opinion…I’m sure that comment has been made to you numerous times. You are the poster children for “living life fully self expressed”…looking forward to future posts.

  2. Great pics! I love that Ireland is so progressive when it comes to civil rights – one more reason to visit.

  3. Great pics guys. Awareness to those discriminated in the world will hopefully bring peace & love.

  4. Hey Dalene,

    I stumbled on your website when click click clicking one night. So happy to find you!

    Joy

    • Hey Joy, nice to hear from you, it’s been a long while! Hope all is well with the Mamer’s!

      • All is amazing with the Mamers. Our life is busy with a 9 year old dancer girl, who is the most beautiful girl in the world, both inside and out. Dean & I are working hard so that we can play hard. I’m totally envious of your world travels as there’s so many places I’d love to see.

        Take care and keep up the fabulous writing.

  5. Great photos guys! Love the tones and colors. Pride parades are always so interesting and you have definitely captured the spirit well.

  6. Is that Pete in the second photo? In the police uniform?! ;-)

  7. Love the photos, so colourful. Glad Ireland is making progress toward LGBT rights. My parents were coincidently in San Francisco while they were having their pride parade. I asked them if they went and they said, “no it was too busy.” I think they’re crazy they didn’t go check it out. I mean when an opportunity comes up you should take it.

  8. So much FUN! great photos too!

  9. LOVE this guys! you did such a great job with these photos of capturing the fun vibe of pride as well as the more political side. great that ireland is as progressive as they are, but agree that they (and we here in the states!) need to keep moving toward equality :)

  10. I am a huge fan of Pride Parades – we’ve been to the one in San Francisco four times! It’s always a blast and the city just hums with positive energy and exuberance during that time.

    Loving the photos with “Lady Gaga” in it, btw. ;)

  11. Haha, I love that second photo, with the cop!

  12. Loving this photo set, guys! It’s so great when you start a place off with a festival – some great energy here =)
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  13. We had the exact same experience when we arrived in London! On our first day we found out the pride fest was happening and joined in the festivities. For us, we were also celebrating our home state of NY passing a law allowing gay marriage. I’m glad you had fun!
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  14. Isn’t it awesome when you randomly stumble on something cool? Great photos, they really capture the spirit of the event.
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