The annual festivities have been postponed.

Dublin LGBTQ Pride festival and parade has been postponed until September 12 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The organisers have put a halt on the festivities and set September 12 as the provisional date for the reorganised event. The celebrations take place in June every year, with thousands of spectators lining Dublin’s streets to enjoy the parade.

In a statement the Dublin LGTBQ Pride Board said:

“Over the past few days we have kept hearing the phrase ‘In this Together’, a hard reminder that this virus shows no favour to anyone, but more than that, it is a call to arms, a plea to everyone to join the fight and do their part.”

“This will be the theme of the Dublin Pride, not just our festival, but our whole year. We stand ready to answer Ireland’s call in whatever way we can, and we ask you to do the same and when the crisis is over, Pride will be ready to play its role in bringing communities together and breathing life back into the city.”

You can see the festival’s full statement on Twitter below:

Words: Dylan Murphy 
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