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Dundalk FC supports Pride 2019

Club News
// 20 Jun 2019

Dundalk FC are proud to show our support for the Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2019 festival, which begins today.

The festival runs from 20-30 June and will feature a packed series of events across the capital, culminating in the Dublin Pride Parade next Saturday (29 June).

To show our support for Dublin Pride and for LGBTQ rights, inclusion and diversity in all walks of life, Dundalk FC will be carrying the pride rainbow colours on our club crest across our website and all social media channels throughout the festival.

Dundalk FC chief executive Mark Devlin said: “Dundalk Football Club is an inclusive club – a club for all of our community, irrespective of background, race, religion or sexual orientation. We are proud to represent our entire community and we support the right for everyone to be exactly who they want to be and to love who they want to love.”

“To show our support for Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2019, we are proud to display the rainbow colours on our famous club crest across our website and social media channels for the duration of the festival.”

The highlight of Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2019 is the Pride Parade, which takes place on Saturday 29 June. This is a free public event which starts at the Garden of Remembrance at 1pm and will finish at Pride Village – a free outdoor event in Merrion Square.

7,000 people from over 150 groups will lead out the parade, with floats, marching bands, colourful costumes and lots of noise. Last year, a record 60,000 people joined the parade, with many thousands more watching, making it one of the most popular events in Ireland.

The 2019 Dundalk Pride festival is set to take place on 12-13 July and Dundalk FC will also be offering our support to the local LGBTQ community during this year’s event.

Head coach Vinny Perth, currently on a mid-season training camp with his squad in Spain, recognises the importance of being a football club for the whole community.

“We are a club of social inclusion, a club which supports all backgrounds and a club for our community,” said Perth.

“We are delighted to support Pride and we support equal rights for everyone. Everyone has the right to be their own person. Who says what’s different anyway?”

To find out more about Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2019 visit dublinpride.ie.