At laya healthcare we have always celebrated our differences. We’re a diverse team that come in all sorts of shapes, colours, beliefs and sexual orientation. We take pride in this fact and we respect each other for it. We are better because of it.
As Pride month draws to end, there are a range of celebrations taking place across Ireland.
Galway Pride Festival, now in its 28th year, takes place on June 27th. Saturday June 29th marks the annual Dublin Pride Parade which is described as a celebration of diversity and inclusion, a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and families and their friends and families and allies.
However, there are many more Pride events coming up over the next few weeks. In Cork, the Pride festival is a week-long celebration starting on July 28th with a host of fun fringe events, from a wellbeing evening, to cinema nights, to a Pride village with live music.
Limerick Pride kicks off on July 5th and continues to July 14th, with what’s being described by organisers as the biggest ever after party. The Limerick LGBTQ Pride ‘Pridefest 2019’ will be held in the gardens of the Hunt Museum.
While many of these festivals are established events, it’s worth noting Ireland’s newest pride event happening in Carlow. Taking place on July 21st, their ethos is about reaching out to older people who may have grown up in a less open society.
Wherever you live, there’s probably a celebration close to you and as we support our LGBTQ colleagues, we hope you do too.