Take Part in Pride in Newry 2014

The 2014 Pride In Newry festival parade will take place on Saturday 30th August.

Pride in Newry 2013. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Pride in Newry 2013. Photograph: Columba O’Hare

The festival and parade will be a broad platform to showcase the diversity of communities and cultures in Newry City.

Pride in Newry celebrates all that’s good about Newry City and allows everyone to show that we are indeed a proud people.

If your group or organisation wish to participate in the parade, please download and complete the Parade Registration form from the following link;

http://www.prideinnewry.com/downloads/Parade%20Registration%20and%20Terms%202014.pdf

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Dundalk Pride Week is On!

Get yourselves down to Dundalk Pride which starts this week with a range of different events and something for everyone in there.

Launching Dundalk Pride, this year themed "Because Family Matters" were Sharon Canning and daughter Molly with Bernardine Quinn, Dundalk Outcomers and Jerry Buttimer, TD.

Launching Dundalk Pride, this year themed “Because Family Matters” were Sharon Canning and daughter Molly with Bernardine Quinn, Dundalk Outcomers and Jerry Buttimer, TD.

Today it was launched at the Outcomers Centre with Gerry Buttimer, TD and Sharon Canning and daughter Molly providing inspirational thought provoking speeches tying in with this years theme of “Because Family Matters”

Events

Tuesday 15th July
11am Diverse LGBT Families Seminar @ County Museum. Admission Free
2pm Relate Photography Exhibition @ County Museum 9th to 25th July

Thursday 17th
8pm Open Music Session, Outcomers Centre. BYOB Free Admission

Friday 18th
9.30pm Pride Party @ Fairways Hotel with the return of legendary DJ David Corr
Special room rate available

Saturday 19th
12pm to 5pm Pride Open Day @ Outcomers Centre with Crafts, Food, Cafe, Barbecue, live music, entertainment, holistic therapies, garden games, children’s play area etc

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Inspirational Human Rights Speaker for Pride in Newry

Peter Tatchel

Peter Tatchel

“Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help us make it happen.”

The Newry Rainbow Community & Pride In Newry are delighted to announce that the Keynote speaker at Pride in Newry on Saturday 30th August is Peter Tatchall.

Peter has probably done more than anyone for gay and human rights in GB in the last 20 years. He has unflinchingly exposed the depth of homophobia that still haunts our world.

His most recent campaign is to promote the enforcement of international human rights law, which is not only long overdue it is very much needed.

Pride In Newry is a wonderful and shared celebration of equality and diversity, recognising that our society is travelling the right direction and becoming ever more tolerant and accepting of difference.

It is also an opportunity to remind all of us that while much has been done, there is much more still to be done, and this truism is regrettably apt in our Province in the narrow minded prejudice which opposes Marriage Equality, adoption rights, and upholds the blood donation ban on gay men.

Northern Ireland remains out of step with the remainder of the UK by continuing to oppose these and other basic human rights causing the ludicrous situation whereby the current health minister, while taking tax revenue from the LGBT community is continuing to squander millions of tax pounds defending an indefensible position while simultaneously arguing for a reintroduction of prescription charges to help pay for medical treatments because money is tight.

Peter Tatchall will certainly energise and elucidate the debate around these human rights issues, and more, and he will set the struggle for LGB&T equality in a worldwide context.

We look forward to giving Peter a very warm welcome to Newry City.

http://www.petertatchell.net/

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Get Ready for Dundalk Pride

Dundalk Outcomers proudly presents the fifth annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) community in the North East region of Ireland, running from 14th to 19th July 2014.

Dundalk Pride

Dundalk Pride

This year’s theme is “Because Family matters”, reflecting the fact that all LGB&T people are part of family whether as fathers, mothers, sons or daughters, partners, husbands, wives, grandchildren… or a chosen family of friends and community.

Arising from this year’s theme, you are invited to celebrate Pride by attending a Diverse LGB&T Families Seminar in The County Museum Dundalk on Tuesday 15th July from 11am – 12.30pm.

This seminar will give you a glimpse into the lives of LGB&T families, their experiences and the challenges they face in everyday life.

As a part of Diverse LGB&T Families Seminar, you are also invited to the launch of a Pride photography exhibition ‘Relate’. We had the pleasure of collaborating with photographer Ken Finnegan whose work celebrates everyday, ordinary LGB&T lives. The photography exhibition runs until 25th July 2014, in The County Museum Dundalk.

Admission to the seminar and photography exhibition is free.

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Trans Survey

A Hate crime survey has been created for Trans people with the aim of finding out why Trans people do not report hate crime to police.

The report will be produced circa August time and copies should be available for people upon request.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YX723TY

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