Gay Pride Parade 2010 – Dublin
Image by infomatique
From the festival launch night on the 18th June, until the Parade through O’connell Street on the 26th, Dublin’s Pride Festival offered events for all tastes and age-groups.
The Flagship event , the 2010 Dublin Pride Parade took place today, the last saturday of June.
The grand marshall of today’s parade was Dr Lydia Foy, who won a landmark legal case declaring that a person who underwent a sex change had the right to have his or her new identity recognised in official identity documents.
Last year, over 5,000 people turned out for the parade and the outdoor show that followed in the amphitheatre of the civic offices.
This year even greater numbers attended the parade, more than 20,000 according to the Irish Times, and it would appear that all of Dublin enjoyed the event despite the disruption to transport.