The first Pride Parade was held in New York City on 2 November 1969 in response to reaction of the LGBT community following a police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a bar, in Christopher Street, Greenwich Village.
The first Pride Parade in Dublin took place in 1983 in response to a protest march held earlier in the year reacting to a controversial Court judgement when suspended sentences on charges of manslaughter were given to youths found guilty of killing a man, Declan Flynn, in a Dublin city park in 1982.
The event has grown from a one-day event in 1983 to a ten-day festival celebrating LGBT culture in Ireland with an expanded arts, social and cultural content.
The Dublin Pride Festival is an annual series of events and is the largest Pride Festival in the Republic of Ireland.
The 2016 Pride Parade will be held on Saturday 25th June assembling at 12 noon at Parnell Square and moving at 1.30 p.m. sharp through the streets of Dublin to Merrion Square to the Pride Village for music, entertainment, food and refreshments.
Since the passing of the Marriageour Grá (You Have My Heart) collection has been chosen as gifts to celebrate.