Thousands in Dublin pride march


Over 20,000 people took to the streets of the capital today for the Dublin Pride Parade.

Participants assembled at the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square and marched along O’Connell Street and Dame Street to Christchurch for the Pride in the Park Party.

The party, which is taking place at the Civic Offices in Wood Quay, is the centrepiece of the week-long lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival.

The annual event has been running since 1992.

The grand marshall of today’s parade was Dr Lydia Foy, who won a landmark legal case declaring that a person who underwent a sex change had the right to have his or her new identity recognised in official identity documents.