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Dublin Pride : Agreement Reached
 
# 1 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 21:49
 
 
Thought this deserved its own thread :

Community will rally together in Pride

Joint statement by Dublin Pride, Marriage Equality, LGBT Noise, BeLonG To Youth Services, TENI, North West Pride and NLGF

After a very productive meeting of LGBTQ organisations this evening, we are delighted to announce that a united community will celebrate together at the Dublin Pride parade this Saturday.

The organisations represented condemned recent personalised attacks on members, volunteers and supporters of Dublin Pride, and called for all such action to cease immediately. It was confirmed that none of these organisations have planned, or would support any action taken against the festival, by organisations or individuals.

In recognition of the importance of the work of other LGBTQ organisations, it has been agreed that Marriage Equality, LGBT Noise, TENI and BeLonG To will all address the the community at Merrion Square, standing together in unity, to highlight the various issues facing the LGBTQ community. Although the organisations will be addressing Dublin Pride, we stand together in recognising that these issues impact upon LGBTQ people all across Ireland, and beyond our shores.

At the meeting, the inclusion issues raised by North West Pride were acknowledged by all, and a commitment has been made that these issues will be discussed in greater detail.

All organisations paid enormous tribute to the work done by Pride volunteers throughout the year, and particularly during the period of the festival, during this year and all previous years. Organisations committed to meeting again in the coming weeks to ensure a greater community involvement in the organisation of future Pride festivals. Dublin Pride is a volunteer-led organisation, and relies on the commitment and efforts of all members of the community.

All organisations wish everyone a safe and happy Pride, and look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

ENDS

Notes:

The groups represented this evening were Dublin Pride, North West Pride, Marriage Equality, LGBT Noise, TENI and BeLonG To.

Dublin Pride parade will take place this Saturday, assembling at the Garden of Remembrance at 12pm, to depart towards Merrion Square at 2pm.
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# 2 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:09
 
 
Phew!
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# 3 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:13
 
 
So... are there going to be speeches or not? The statement isn't exactly clear on that.
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# 4 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:22
 
 
Does the UN have to ratify it for it to be official.
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# 5 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:23
 
 
Yay!!
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# 6 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:23
 
 
I can only imagine how bewildered the pride volunteers were at all this. Thankfully, common sense prevailed and some speeches will be allowed.

Let's enjoy the day people.
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# 7 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:29
 
 
Someone said :
So... are there going to be speeches or not? The statement isn't exactly clear on that.

Someone said :
Marriage Equality, LGBT Noise, TENI and BeLonG To will all address the the community at Merrion Square

I would read "will address" as a syonym for "give a speech".
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# 8 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:30
 
 
Brilliant,good sense prevails,the buzzo will be great on the day,looking forward to it now,the Pride Committee should be proud of themselves for avoiding a Syrian type conflict.
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# 9 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:37
 
 
So a massive back down by Dublin Pride....
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# 10 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:42
 
 
Someone said :
So a massive back down by Dublin Pride....

I,and I dare say Nelson Mandela too,would prefer the term "Peaceful compromise".
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# 11 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 22:42
 
 
I am glad the disagreement has been resolved. I still think following pride questions must be asked and frankly that people must be held responsible,
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# 12 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 23:02
 
 
Glad that it is resolved. Let's hope sensible lessons are learned and nobody goes demanding their pound of flesh.
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# 13 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 23:05
 
 
I will, of course, be leading a boycott against Pride, TENI, BeLonGTo, etc for their cynical decision to suppress dissent by meeting BEHIND CLOSED DOORS in an elitist and secretive manner and coming to an agreement without consulting me personally at every juncture.
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# 14 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 23:14
 
 
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# 15 : Thursday 27-6-2013 @ 23:15
 
 
Someone said :
I am glad the disagreement has been resolved. I still think following pride questions must be asked and frankly that people must be held responsible,

I think company members of pride certainly do feel that the whole saga raises a number of issues.
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