Dublin hosting first-ever virtual Pride Parade today

Dublin hosting first-ever virtual Pride Parade today

DUBLIN IS hosting a virtual Pride Parade and concert today. 

The celebration of LGBTQ+ equality will begin at 2pm with a virtual parade that will be streamed via the Dublin Pride website as well as on Facebook Live and YouTube. 

It will offer up an eclectic mix of pre-recorded and live elements with the day’s proceedings hosted by Ru-Paul Ryder and "Mr Pride" Eddie McGuinness. 

The Virtual Parade will be led out by the Lord Mayor of Dublin along with some of the Irish capital’s heroic frontline workers. 

It will also include contributions from community organisations, the event’s sponsors and partners and LGBTI+ people, their friends and allies. 

Those watching along at home are being encouraged to host their very own homemade parades and post about them on social media using the hashtag #virtualdublinpride. 

From 7pm, the celebrations head to The Round Room at The Mansion House and The George, for the tradition post parade main stage concert with a selection of special guest performers set to entertain viewers from the comfort of their sofas. 

Speaking to the Irish Examinerorganiser Eddie McGuinness called on Irish society to come together under one rainbow for the annual event. 

“We are encouraging people to send, in a way post on social media all their rainbow images, but also their own Pride parades, at their homes” he said. 

“No matter where you are, society comes together under one rainbow. 

“And of course we’re celebrating all the frontline workers this year. They are becoming our grand marshals.” 

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