Events

LIMERICK PRIDE FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2021 

 

For Limerick Pride 2021, we are thrilled to be still able to bring some Pride into people’s homes during this time to offer a fantastic line up for this year’s festival. Special thanks to all our great community, without your support and teaming up together Limerick Pride 2021 would not have been possible, we are extremely grateful and proud of each one of you so thank you.

The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Different Families, Same Love’. #stillnotequal 

With a physical Limerick Pride Festival not being able to take place, we are holding our  Limerick Virtual Pride 2021 from July 5th-11th with the Parade on Saturday, July 10th to bring Pride into your homes and to reach those who may not have ever seen or experienced a Pride event or a Pride parade before. We wanted to reach the wider and rural communities so that even if we cannot dance together in the streets, from the safely of our homes, we will be able to celebrate all that makes our community so beautiful, so resilient, and so rich with diversity.

We would also like to encourage everyone including businesses to display a rainbow flag or change their business lighting into the colours of the rainbow to mark Limerick Pride this year.

More information can be found on Limerick Pride Facebook event pages, you can watch all our events LIVE on our Facebook page.

Sunday, July 4

Rainbow River Swim Parade at 1.30 pm

The Pride festivities will kick off as Grand Marshall Ranae von Meding will launch Pride with the Rainbow River Parade which will see over 80 swimmers from Limerick swimming group Limerick Narwhals taking to the river followed by over sailing boats, paddle boats and kayaks in a celebration of Pride on the River Shannon.  

Registration is required beforehand, social distancing measures will be in place.

Gathering at 1.30pm with swim taking place at 2pm from slip way at St Michaels Rowing Club.

Register HERE

 

 

 

Monday, July 5 

Chairperson Opening Address & Open Mic Night at 8pm

This will open with a magical visual video effect to represent Ireland, Munster, Limerick. Following on with footage of Limerick city, opening speech followed by local artist for our Open Mic Night.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook & YouTube

Tuesday, July 6

Equality & Diversity in the workplace at 6.30pm

Hosted by DELL with speakers from companies Northern Trust and Analog. They will each explain what their companies do to help other businesses understand and learn what they could do to improve their own company going forward. The tagline they will be using is ‘Out & About at Work’.

Live Facebook Zoom on Limerick Pride Facebook

Glam Pride Inspired Make Up Tutorial at 8.30pm

Includes Pride Inspired Eyeshadow look by Beauty Glow masterclass with Daniel Nolan, Pride Inspired Eyeshadow class and Beauty Glow masterclass. Any questions asked in the comment section will be responded too.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook and YouTube

Movie Night at 9.30pm

Movie on the night will be ‘The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson’. 

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson is a 2017 American documentary film directed by David France. It chronicles Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, prominent figures in gay liberation and transgender rights movement in New York City from the 1960s to the 1990s and co-founders of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The film centers on activist Victoria Cruz’s investigation into Johnson’s death in 1992, which was initially ruled a suicide by police despite suspicious circumstances.

Via Zoom link available at Eventbrite

The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson

Wednesday, July 7

GOSHH Information Youth Webinar

GOSHH invites you to attend a webinar to learn about the services provided for young people at GOSHH, and to answer any questions that you may have regarding our services.This is an under 18 webinar

Tickets HERE

LGBTQI+ Explained workshop at 6.30pm

Hosted by ShoutOut.ie who will help you will be taking the “?” out of LGBTQI+ with explaining all genders, pro nuns, and diversity.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Transgender HealthCare hosted by Noah Halpin with TENI at 8pm

Live zoom panel discussion with Q&A, Noah will be joined by other guest speakers about Transgender Healthcare which can be viewed for an hour.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Queer Night at 8pm

Limerick Pride presents, HAUTE MESS, an online event to celebrate all things camp and queer. Hosted by Limericks one, Karma Monet, with a diverse range of some of Irelands best performers. 
Celebrating both queer and drag culture, this event is a showcase of all forms of drag and queer expression. Challenging the perception of what drag is, and retaliating against the mainstream perception of the art form.
Be Queer & Be There. 

Queer artists showcase their unique talent, show will be hosted by local drag queen Karma Monét.

Live on Twitch

Thursday, July 8

Adult Flag Webinar at 3pm

GOSHH invites you to a webinar to discuss where the pride flag originates from, and to discuss LGBTQI+ flags via zoom

This is an over 18 event

Tickets HERE

 Storytime with Carrie Déway at 6.30pm

Storytime with Drag Queen Carrie Déway and her puppet friend is designed especially with kids in mind.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook

Limerick Pride Drag Storytime

 

 

Trailblazers of Women’s International Sport at 7pm

Limerick Pride are delighted to partner with Sporting Pride and Gay Community News to bring you what promises to be an insightful discussion with three well known community members who paved the way for others in women’s sport. Grannie Crosse, Sinead ‘Cossie’ Cosgrave and Jackie McCarthy excelled in sports throughout the 1990’s. In this live online interview the three former athletes will discuss a broad range of topics, including their positive experiences in sport, challenges they faced in relation to sports participation, barriers facing both women and members of the LGBTI+ community in relation to taking up sports and present day sports experiences and the changes that have come about over time.

Hosted by the wonderful Emma Loo, a Marketing and Communications Researcher with a keen interest in LGBTQI+ rights, this event will be streamed live as part of Limerick Pride’s 2021 celebrations and GCN’s ongoing In & Out festivities. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions and leave comments throughout so please do join us live to get the most out of this event!

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Equality for LGBT Families at 8.15pm

A zoom Live panel discussion with Q&A at the end. The event will discuss many topics around LGBT families, highlighting facts such as that with current laws that 60% of LGBT families are legally unprotected in Ireland. The panel will include speakers from Equality for Children CEO, Ranae Von Meding, Garry Parsons author of the book My Daddies! With others to be announced.  

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

Youth Zoom event TBD 

The Youth Zoom event which will include chats and musical numbers.

Friday, July 9

Youth Pride Quiz at 2.30pm

Youth Pride is strictly for ages between 14-19 years old. It will take place via private zoom link which can be obtained through registering on Eventbrite, you will then receive a pride package with the zoom link. The event is always monitored and has youth workers in the zoom room.

Tickets HERE

‘Then And Now’ at 6.45pm

Join Theatre Artist and Musician, Ann Blake and her wife Jenny Blake, a political activist, as they host Then And Now: an evening of stories, poems and performances featuring Limerick queer artists. Reflecting on the theme of being out at different ages in different times, the artists share a combination of their own work and/or work which inspires them. Artists on the night include Myles Breen, Michelle Fox, Shane Hickey O’Mara, Dr. Alena Kiel and Vinnie Hussey.

Ann wrote her multi international award winning show, The Morning After The Life Before, in 2017 and has since toured it in Ireland, The UK, Canada and New York and Jenny was a key figure in ‘Yes Equality Limerick’, the Marriage Equality campaign in 2015.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook  

 ‘Twas the night before Pride’  from 8pm

An annual event which has been happening since 2013. Mickey Martins returns for another year to host the pre-pride party with guest DJ. 

Saturday, July 10

Limerick Virtual Pride Parade at 2pm

Limerick Virtual Pride Parade will show a mix of our Parades, messages, and pictures from the public. We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall is Ranae von Meding.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook & YouTube

Pridefest Tea Dance with Myles Breen at 3pm

Join us for the traditional Tea Dance with Myles Breen.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook & YouTube

Climax Party VIP Meet & Greet Heidi N Closet at 7pm

Multiple acts will be showcasing their own unique talents which will be hosted by the one and only Heidi N’ Closet. Heidi N’ Closet is internationally renowned drag queen performer and current Miss Congeniality of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Meet Heidi via Zoom meeting room.

Climax party show will start at 8.30pm featuring the best of Irelands Drag queens & drag kings performances. Following the show a DJ Set by Olivia Chau. 

Tickets via Eventbrite

GET TICKETS HERE

Sunday, July 11

Limerick Pride Rainbow Walk at 10am

As part of the Limerick Pride celebrations GOSHH would like to invite you to join them for an outdoor social event on Sunday July 11th at 10am.

The Three Bridges walk is a 3.6km looped walk that follows a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon and passes some of Limerick’s most iconic landmarks. 

Meet outside Jack Monday’s Coffee House, Thomondgate, Limerick City, V94 D1WP at 10am to grab a takeaway coffee and snacks before starting walk at 10.15am.

On street parking is free in Limerick city on Sundays. Paid parking available in multiple locations (Q-Park Harvey’s Quay, Arthurs Quay, etc.)

To ensure we adhere to Covid guidelines please email our community development worker Karina on communitydev@goshh.ie to let us know you are coming.

Covid Guidelines are here

Mindfulness with Emma TBD

Live mindfulness class via zoom link which is free for anyone to take part in. Time to be confirmed. More details to follow.

Pride is Political hosted by Social Democrats at 3pm

Pride is personal, Pride is Political. Society benefits from people bringing their whole self in. For Limerick Pride we celebrate LGBTI+ achievements and promote discussion around the importance of LGBTI+ inclusion in Social Politics as a motivator for vital change.

Live panel discussion with Q&A at the end. 

You can register their interest by emailing limerickcity@socialdemocrats.ie

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook 

Pride of our Pets at 7pm

Competition winner announced. A video clip of all pet images and short videos submitted to Limerick Pride accounts with winner announced at the end of the clip. Hosted by Jen Ronan. Winner will be picked by the public with images of each pet being shown on our Facebook account, the pet with most likes on their image wins. To enter, people must send a picture of their pet along with a screenshot of a €4 donation to Limerick Animal Welfare. Winner will receive a €100 voucher & hamper from Mazi Zoo.

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook 

Reeling in the Queers at 9pm   

DJ set with DJ Olivia Chau with images of Pride over the years. 

Live on Limerick Pride Facebook