Over 750 people attend our Pride Breakfast in National Office
On Saturday June 25th, the Dublin Pride Parade returned to the streets of Dublin after a 2 year absence due to Covid.
Youth Work Ireland and our partners Belong To welcomed over 750 young LGBTQ+ people, allies, youth workers and volunteers to National Office for a morning of fun, festivities and a celebratory breakfast.
Together we marched as the biggest youth contingence in Dublin Pride under the banners ‘Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth’
The event is a milestone in our calendar or work and creates a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to come together and prepare for the event. DJ Glamo, the Sonna Samba band and artist Keely ensured that the morning was filled with music, fun and art.
Dr Patrick Burke, (he/him) CEO of Youth Work Ireland, said: “Youth Work Ireland’s Member Youth Services’ LGBTQ+ youth groups will congregate tomorrow in our National Office along with our friends from Belong To to celebrate Pride. This is a hugely special day in our calendar and a moment of great joy, liberation, and pride for the young people we work with. Each year Pride give us an opportunity as a society to celebrate how far we have come in terms of inclusion, but it also provides us with a moment to reflect on the road we have yet to travel. We call on all those who walk in the Pride parade, especially our political leaders and policy-makers, to make sure that every step they take will remind them of their obligations to do more in terms of fully implementing the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy.”