Sunday 20 January 2019

Civic offices proud to fly Pride Flag for festival

Cllr Joanna Byrne officially opens Drogheda Pride 2017
Cllr Joanna Byrne officially opens Drogheda Pride 2017

Alison Comyn

Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne says the Pride Flag will fly over the civic offices on Fair Street from Thursday 9th - Sun 12th August covering the whole period of Drogheda's third Pride Festival.

Cllr Byrne will, for the second year running, officially open the festivities on Friday 10th August in Millmount at 12pm.

This is the official launch of the weekend's events and the ceremony will include a raising of the Pride Flag there also.

"This is the third year of Pride in Drogheda and each year it gets bigger and better," said Cllr Byrne.

I am delighted to have been part of it every year and I am extremely honoured to have been asked to once again officially open this festival."

She says to watch the LGBTQ group in Drogheda grow as much as they have over the years, in both numbers and confidence, she couldn't be prouder.

"I genuinely believe that all citizens must enjoy full equality of rights and opportunities under law and indeed everyday life, regardless of their background, sexual orientation or gender," she adds.

"Drogheda leads the way in this regard giving tremendous respect and support to our local LGBTQ community and their events.

Pride weekend is a fantastic fun-filled weekend of equality, diversity and tolerance as well as raising awareness of many important issues and I would encourage everyone to attend as many of the events as you can."

Drogheda Independent