For the first time the GAA will be officially represented at this year’s Pride Parade on 29 June 2019 as part of the Dublin Pride Festival.
The occasion will enable us to join with others in showing respect and support for members of the LGBTQ+ community and follows on the supportive comments of an tUachtarán at last February’s GAA Congress.
As stated at the announcement of our participation, the GAA has a huge presence in Irish life and we are committed to making a positive difference by ensuring that inclusion is prominent in how we operate. We are also in discussions on preparation of a Gender Diversity Policy document.
In the spirit of cooperation, we have invited the Camogie Association and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to join us on the parade.
100 places have so far been allocated to us as part of the GAA section of the parade and we are anxious to get the message out to all that LGBTQ+ members of the Association are most welcome to join and participate under our banner on 29th June in Dublin.
All participants of the parade must wear the official Dublin Pride Festival wristband and the 100 participants drawn from the GAA. LGFA and Camogie must apply to us in advance so that we can issue them with the wristband and inform them as to our various arrangements on the day.
Flags, banners etc will be provided for participants who will also be expected to wear their Club or County jersey when walking in the parade.
If any of our members wish to participate in the GAA section of the parade they are requested to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will subsequently contact them with the various arrangements.
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