‘Come as you are or wear what you dare.’
That’s the message from the organisers of this year’s Cork LGBT+ Pride Parade, which happens this Sunday, August 4th at 1pm.
Meeting at the Grand Parade Boardwalk, the parade will march through the streets of Cork amidst a sea of ‘magical floats, music and mayhem, sequinned drag queens, glitter-covered guys and girls, families, friends and allies’.
This year’s parade theme is Stonewall: 50 Years Proud, marking 50 years since a series of violent confrontations between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, became one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement.
And where the parade ends, the after party begins.
The biggest annual street party in Cork kicks off at 3pm with a three-hour bash hosted by the legendary Paul Ryder and Cork’s RedFM 104-106 DJs.
Live music will be provided by The Old Moderns, while a glittering array of Cork’s sassiest drag queens will keep the party going, introducing the Cork Pride debut of Ireland youngest drag queen, the fierce Karma O’Hara.
Bring your dancin’ shoes.