This is the rousing theme of the Dublin Pride Festival '08, which begins on Friday June 13th and comes to its climax on Saturday June 21st. With it's infamous explosion of colour transforming the streets of Dublin, this year's festival will be celebrating the city's 25th Pride Parade while highlighting the desire for further recognition regarding LGBTQ partnership rights.
The anniversary not only commemorates the Stonewall Riots of New York 1969, but marks the important changes which have taken place in gay life over the past 25 years and the positive attitudes of Ireland and Dublin toward the gay community. Dublin Pride Ltd have planned a ten day festival of family fun that the entire city can be proud of.
'I am proud to be Lord Mayor of a city, which this year celebrates our 25th Dublin Pride Parade. Every year our Pride festival infuses Dublin with colour and atmosphere unique to our gay community and I am thoroughly looking forward to June as I'm sure Pride 08 will be one to remember'. - Lord Mayor of Dublin Paddy Bourke.