Happy Pride!


This month marks and celebrates Pride. With Dublin’s Pride Parade taking place this weekend, we want to share some of the events we are looking forward to, and some good articles on how best to be an ally.

Pride is both a party and a protest. It is an important moment to celebrate the progress that has been made for the LGBTIQA+ community but also a stark reminder of the range of struggles the community still faces today. Pride was born after the Stonewall uprising in 1969, deciding “Out of the ideas and ideals of the greater struggle that we are involved, that of our fundamental human rights” a demonstration would take place on the last Saturday of June each year in New York and that other cities would be invited to hold similar demonstrations in solidarity. This annual event became known as Pride and the first Dublin Pride March took place in June 1974. Pride is about all communities coming together in solidarity to create something meaningful and to encourage everyone to be your authentic self.  

At Nourish, we welcome and celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion. This means that we are dedicated to ensuring fair treatment for everybody and anybody. We want Nourish to be a place where everyone (employees, customers, friends, family) feels welcome and appreciated every day.

Allies can be some of the most effective and powerful voices to protect and empower the LGBTIQA+ community more. We personally cannot wait for the weekend’s festivities as it always guarantees to be important, fun and *usually* warm. Happy Pride, we hope the positive effects continue to grow.

Articles on how best to be an ally:

LGBTQ+ Charities to support:

Support Networks:

  • National LGBTQ+ Helpline: 1800 929 539
  • Transgender Family Support Line: 01 907 3707
  • LGBTG+ Tele-Friending Line: 01 437 1209

Pride events across Ireland:


  • June 21st: Pride Poets: spoken word & poetry night at Street 66. This can be an original piece or something already existing. Pride Poets | Dublin LGBTQ Pride (dublinpride.ie)
  • Unacceptable: an art exhibition in Smithfield until June 22nd, to raise awareness of the ongoing homophobia, transphobia and biphobia experienced by members of the LGBTIQA+ community across the world. (UN)ACCEPTABLE | Dublin LGBTQ Pride (dublinpride.ie)
  • June 23rd: Drag music bingo Drag Music Bingo | Dublin LGBTQ Pride (dublinpride.ie)
  • Pride Village: The biggest and most diverse day of festivities for the month is celebrated this year on Saturday June 25th. March from the GPO on O’Connell Street from 12pm to Merrion Square to begin the festivities. There will be a full day festival held in Merrion Square and includes 2 stages with entertainment throughout the day, family areas, food vendors, a new sustainability zone and a quiet zone. This is completely free.
  • June 28th: Believe me or not: LGBT Ireland in partnership with Irish Refugee Council created a research Project “Believe me or Not But I am Who I am, experiences of LGBTI+ asylum seekers proving credibility in the Irish international protection system.” Believe Me or Not | Dublin LGBTQ Pride (dublinpride.ie)


Paid events: