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Bursting with pride on Leeside

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 4:47pm

Glitter, rainbow flags and thronged streets – It could only be one thing, the Cork Pride Parade!

It was hailed as the largest ever Cork LGBT+ Pride Parade with 15,000 people taking to the streets to support the parade.

The theme for this year’s Parade was Stonewall: 50 Years Proud, marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York - the birth of the Pride movement.

The parade also featured a gay rights artefact, an original Gilbert Baker rainbow flag. Gilbert Baker, who designed the rainbow flag, created a mile long special version of the flag in 1994 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stonewall which was carried by 5,000 people through New York.

A section of that special flag was a feature of Sunday’s parade.

The huge parade was led by members of the transgender community who are campaigning for better healthcare and legal recognition for all members of the trans community. They were joined Grand Marshals Sara Phillips and Noah Halpin.

The parade was supported by all major political parties as well as a range of other community groups.

Two of the largest delegations were the Cork-based LGBT NGOs, the Gay Project and LINC, who provide support to the community all year round.

After the parade, despite the rain the crowd partied on Grand Parade with entertainment from local dancers, drag queens and musicians.

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