Red Cross set for fourth year on open-top bus at PRIDE

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Irish Red Cross Youth will have a strong presence for the fourth year in a row at what promises to be Dublin’s biggest ever PRIDE festival following May’s Marriage Equality Referendum.

The always-ebullient event is sure to be extra-celebratory after over 1.2 million people voted in favour of equal marriage rights for members of the LGBT community.

Irish Red Cross Youth will take part on the open-top bus that has become a fixture of the parade. They will be traveling in the cavalcade alongside The George Bar and eBay.

Catriona Finn Youth Development Officer of Irish Red Cross said members will be proudly proclaiming the society’s principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, Independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

“Our volunteers are there to spread the humanitarian message of the Red Cross Movement which is perfectly reflected in the word ‘PRIDE’: Positivity, Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Empowerment.

“We take part in the parade as a way of reaching out to young LGBT people and inviting them to be a part of our organisation and of the worldwide humanitarian movement of the Red Cross,” Ms Finn said.

The parade starts at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square, goes down O’Connell Street turning onto Eden Quay and across Talbot Memorial Bridge. From there it will continue down City Quay, turn right onto Lombard Street and up through Westland Row and conclude on Merrion Square.

Over 50,000 people are expected to attend.

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Our youth at the Pride parade