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 gay 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 gay 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 2015 Pride Parade will be held on Saturday 27th 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. This year's Parade is a special celebration following Ireland becoming the first country in the world to say YES to Marriage Equality by popular vote on May 22nd. The Parade will be lead by 3 Grand Marshalls, Gráinne Healy, Brian Sheehan and Mark Kelly, the Leaders of the YesEquality Campaign. YesEquality campaigners and international visitors will add to what promises to be one of the more colourful and celebratory events of the year.
Already at deblaca our Grá wedding rings which were popular for Civil Partnerships can be truly called Wedding Rings for everyone: The Future Is Equal