Limerick Pride open meeting

Limerick Pride will hold an open meeting on Thursday 15th January at 6.30pm in GOSHH, Redwood Place, 18 Davis St, Limerick.

This is open to all members of the community and we encourage people to attend.

Welcome to the Limerick Pride Festival 2014

Welcome to the Limerick Pride Festival 2014, Limerick’s annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture. Over the past eleven months we have been working on what we hope will be Limerick’s biggest Pride Festival to date. This year our Festival has added significance, as we are in the shadows of the Civil Marriage Referendum in Sping 2015, a huge milestone in our colourful history. Each year we are taken aback by how much the people of Limerick embrace our Festival and help us to grow in ways we could only imagine in years gone by. This year, as one of the 109 Made in Limerick projects for Limerick City of Culture we have been given a unique opportunity which means we can bring our Festival to a larger audience and hold events on a scale which we have never been able to before. We are lucky to live in a City which embraces our culture and celebrates with us during Pride week each year, whether it be the venues which hold events, the businesses that hang their Pride Flags in support or the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes each year. These gestures mean so much to our community and let us know that our City and it’s people accept us for who we are. Limerick Pride Festival as always welcomes our friends, families and the wider Limerick Community to celebrate with us and embrace our motto of Equality, Love, Diversity and Celebration. Pride is a time to come together, make new friends and remember how lucky we are to live in such a beatutiful and accepting City. I hope you all have a fantastic week and manage to take in a few events from our diverse programme. Above all, we hope you enjoy the week and have a happy and safe Limerick Pride 2014.

Dave Cuddihy

Chairperson
Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2014

 

Limerick Pride On Social Media

Are you following us?

Limerick LGBTQ Pride has a presence on nearly every aspect of social media this year.

You can click on any icon to bring you to the website, click the follow button for regular updates.

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If you are tweeting, instaing, tumbling or just posting on facebook about Pride this week don’t forget to use the hashtag #LimerickPride.

The Priscilla Experience

Don’t just see the movie, Be the Movie! Enjoy the classic Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in full cinema setting. Hosted by Sheila, Madonna and Elsie. Cocktails, high heels and outlandish frocks. 69 O Connell Street (former Belltable) Doors 7pm. Film starts 8pm. Tickets €6 available from www.limetreetheatre.ie
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Evolution of Limerick Pride Logo Design

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Above is pictured the Limerick Pride logo in some of its various incarnations since 2008. Richard Lynch designed the ‘I Love limerick.com’ branding and worked with local graphic designer George Fitsgerald. Richard returned home to Limerick from New York in the latter part of the 00’s, and after taking part in the first official Pride Parade in 2007 became instrumental in launching the festival off in its current form in 2008 with the ‘I Love Limerick Pride Mardi Gras’. As ‘I Love Limerick.com’ rapidly became a force to be reckoned with in local media, it was necessary to establish Pride as a seperate brand visually while paying homage to its origin. Richard had embraced the concept behind the well known ‘I Love NY’brand and saw the potential for Limerick city. This clever marketing tool encouraged mainstream acceptance of the festival and brought it into the annual social calendar spotlight where Pride continues to thrive.

Since 2008, the heart logo has been maintained in various forms, being redesigned again in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Steve Murray brought a radical new multicolour design in 2010 which visually payed homage to the source design while also embracing the need to reflect that the community consists of various diverse groups unified by Pride.

For 2013 a visual rebrand of the entire festival was carried out by Evan Kennedy and Steve Murray that would essentially retrofit and reboot the festival as its own brand moving forward. The 2013 logo is dominated by the Rainbow Heart as it is a universal symbol for Love. The rainbow colours signify the LGBTQ community at the heart of the international Pride movement for Equality. The multi colour is reflective of the Diversity within our community. The surrounding OVAL is not a perfect circle as we are not always agreed yet we come together to Celebrate each year in the continued struggle for LGBTQ rights.

The Heart logo as it stands can be used on any background colour or image. For 2013 it was displayed on pink to highlight the #PINKPARADE and because of the continued negative association of the colour pink as a cultural signifier of a ‘weaker’ gender or ‘lesser’ sexual orientation. The font used for text is ‘Keep Calm’ which is available to download for free.

It is hoped that the brand which has now been successfully rolled out over the last year has helped to make the festival branding cohesive and visually consistent.

LIMERICK LGBTQ PRIDE 2013 AGM

The 2013 committee invites YOU, the members of our LGBTQ community, our friends, family, allies and supporters to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held this Monday 30th of September at 7.30 PM sharp at the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick.

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2013 was a gamechanger for Limerick Pride. We invite YOU to do better and we encourage YOU to try. Next year is the City of Culture year and will be an exciting time for anyone involved so come to the AGM and throw your hat in the ring or see how you can be involved. Your Pride needs YOU!

An AGM is held once a year to conclude and review the previous year’s Pride festival and to elect a new committee for the coming year. The Outgoing Committee will present a report of their work & the accounts for the previous year and a handover document to the new committee. The Constitution of the Festival has been approved in Principle by the Limerick LGBTQ Community at the last Open Meeting on Tuesday 27th of August and will be introduced at this AGM once voted in. Please see our section detailing the Constitution.