Dublin will host the Republic’s first ever Trans Pride this Saturday, July 28th. Beginning at 2pm, the march will proceed from Liberty Hall to Fairview Park, where in 1982, the murder of Declan Flynn – a gay man targeted in a homophobic attack – evoked a national outcry. Whilst today, Dublin Pride has themes of family, heroes and more of a celebratory atmosphere, the first ever Dublin Pride was born of anger at the injustices LGBTQ people were subjected to.
The grass-root movement behind Dublin Trans Pride have listed a variety of issues, both specific to Trans and non-binary people, and those that are experienced by the wider LGBTQ community, as well as those who are not LGBTQ. Already, after much lobbying and work from various Trans organisations, non-binary legal recognition will be on the way, and an updated and more ethical Trans Healthcare model is being pushed for in the Dáil.
Everyone is welcome to march at Trans pride. If you think Trans rights is an important issue, and you think it is important for Trans voices to be heard, then march with us. If you want to support your Trans friends, family members, partners, then march with us. If you consider yourself a Trans ally, then march with us. We want this to be a huge event that everyone feels they are welcome to. We want organisations to endorse the march and also march with us. We want to get people out on the streets to show the political establishment that we will no longer accept the neglect of Transgender rights and the mistreatment of the Transgender community, and to show everyone that the time is now for a change in attitudes towards Trans and Intersex people.