All Gaels will be aware that an tUachtarán, John Horan, recently confirmed that for the first time Cumann Luthcleas Gael will be officially represented at this year’s Pride Parade on 29 June 2019, a constituent part of the Dublin Pride Festival. The occasion will enable the GAA to join with others in showing respect and support for members of the LGBTQ+ community and follows on the supportive comments of an tUachtarán at last February’s GAA Congress.

The GAA has a huge presence in Irish life and is committed to making a positive difference by ensuring that inclusion is prominent in how we operate – the GAA are currently in discussions on preparation of a Gender Diversity Policy document. In the spirit of co-operation, both the Camogie Association and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have been invited to join the GAA in the parade. One hundred places places have so far been allocated as part of the GAA section and LGBTQ+ members of the Association are most welcome to join and participate under our banner.

 

All participants of the parade must wear the official Dublin Pride Festival wristband and those drawn from the GAA, LGFA and Camogie must apply in advance to obtain the wristband and be informed on various arrangements for the day. Flags, banners etc will be provided for participants who will also be expected to wear their Club or County jersey when walking in the parade.

 

Those wishing to participate are requested correspond to genderdiversity@gaa.ie