Dublin Pride 2012 - Gay Friendly Hotels Dublin

Dublin Pride 2012 - Gay Friendly Hotels Dublin

By themorgan, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 | 0 comments
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Please find information below regarding the upcoming Dublin LGBTQ Gay Pride Parade in Dublin city centre taking place this summer:


Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade 2012
Saturday 30 Jun 2012 @ 14:00
The Dublin Pride 2012 Programme is out now. Here are the details of this year’s events courtesy of Dublin Pride:

Dr. Sketchy’s “Salon Prive”
Bejewelled nude life drawing models, stunning poses, talented performers, quirky competitions, guest DJ’s & complimentary drink & finger food
Venue: Little Green Street Gallery, 12a Little Britain Street, Dublin 7
Time: 7pm - 11pm, 21st - 23rd June
Admission: €20 per night or €50 for all three nights

Dublin Pride Festival Launch Night
Official Pride Opening Party featuring X Factor’s Amelia Lily live on stage and the Launch of Dragon Idol Cycle 2
Venue: The Dragon, 65 South Great George’s St., D2
Time: 9pm-late
Admission: €10

The Mend from Britain’s Got Talent
Britain’s Got Talent Finalists “The Mend” take to The George stage live at Midnight
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Time: Live at midnight
Admission: €10

The Big Gay Wedding Project Supported by LGBT Synergy, the exhibition is of 7 couples who got a civil partnership in 2011, of different ages, back grounds and ethnicity. The photos got worldwide attention, as one set depicted a Malay Muslim getting married to an Irish man. The photos were taken free of charge by Shawna Scot to raise funds and awareness for Marriage Equality.
Venue: The Exchange, Temple Bar, D2
Time: Opening reception 8pm, running from 22 -30 June
Donation: €5


Dublin 5km Pride Run
Dublin Front Runners Athletic Club (DFR) will launch the inaugural Dublin 5km Pride Run in June 2012. The run is in support of Headstrong - The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Distance: 5km Registration:
Run Location: Acres Road, Phoenix Park, D8
Fee: €20 plus registration
Time: 7:30pm

Dublin Pride: Walking History
For the fourth year running, Pride will host its very own Walking Tour of Historic Gay Dublin! Organised by the founders of the Irish Queer Archive, a group of lesbian and gay activists, historians and academics responsible for overseeing the historic transfer of Ireland’s LGBTQ heritage to the National Library of Ireland, it’s set to be a brilliant day! Check
www.dublinpride.ie for printable guide.
Venue: Starting at Merrion Square, D2
Time: 2pm
Admission: Free

Outhouse Societies Day
Want to find out more about your local LGBTQ Social Groups, Sport Clubs or Societies? Then why not come along to Outhouse Societies Day. You will have the opportunity to meet with groups directly and find out more about their activities. For further information contact Outhouse on 01 873 4999.
Venue: Outhouse, 105 Capel St., D1
Time: 12-2pm
Admission: Free

Outside Broadcast - “Global Village Pride”
Dil Wickremansinghe will host a radio event celebrating the advances Ireland has made in becoming more inclusive towards our LGBTQ community with a range of speakers.
Listen: Newstalk 106-108 fm
Time: 7-9pm

SaturGays Karaoke with Davina & Veda
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2

Family Day, Sports Day and Dog Show
Grab ya Sunnies and runners and head on down to Phoenix Park, its time for the family fun day! Parade ya pooch at our dog show, or hit for home in our knock out rounders contest. We’ll have kick abouts with the Dublin Devils, a little Tag in Drag rugby with the Emerald Warriors and of course, fun and activities all afternoon.
Venue: Football pitches by the Papal cross - Phoenix Park, D8
Time: 1pm
Admission: Free

Dr. Sketchy’s “Salon Prive”
Launch of a week long exhibition by Dr. Sketchy’s life drawing class turned cabaret extravaganza.
Venue: Little Green Street Gallery, 12a Little Britain Street, Dublin 7

Bingo Crystal Anniversary Special
Celebrating 15 Years of Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar.
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Admission: €5


Opening Party @ Sauce @ The Kitchen
MissWhite Resident DJ set (Salvation London).
Venue: The Kitchen Nightclub, The Clarence Hotel, East Essex Street, Dublin 2
Admission: €6 before Midnight (with a free shot), €8 after

Dolly Does PrideVenue: The Dragon, 65 South Great George’s St., D2
Time: 8pm - 2.30am
Admission: Free

DAA 25th Birthday Party
Celebrate Dublin Aids Alliance 25th Birthday with a Dance-Off kindly sponsored by Kinect for XBox360. Great prizes for best team and best individual dancer.
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2
Time: 7pm - 10:30pm
Admission: €5 per person, €12 per team
(All proceeds go directly to the Dublin Aids Alliance)

The Voice of Pride - Grand Final
Join April Showers at The Casting Couch for the Grand Final with Celebrity Judges.
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2.
Time: from 10pm
Admission: Free

Glitz Pride Party 2012
Dublin’s Tuesday night club for gay guys, gals & pals!
Venue: Dandelion Nightclub, Stephen’s Green, D2
Time: 11pm- 3am
Admission: €7 with concession/student, €10 without

AMI: This is Your Life
A Pre-show warm up, how was AMI born and the long life of AMI plus it’s big events & personality it’s had along the way. This is your life AMI!
Venue: Pantibar
Time: 8pm
Admission: Free

The Last AMI screening
A screening of the last AMI starts after sun down and runs for 3 hours. To Celebrate her Coming of Rage and her Silver Jubilee (1987-2012), AMI XVIII has an outrageous Dress Code of Black and Silver. The entire theatre will become the stage for her final pageant, her debutanteís ball, her dÈnoument.
Venue: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, D2
Time: 10pm
Admission: Free

Pride Boogie Woogie Special
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Time: 8pm
Admission: Free




Drag Artists - An “Exhibitionism”
For Dublin Pride. Curated by Aine Macken. Artists will be paired with drag or cabaret performers in order to combine visual art and performance resulting in an explosion of Pride on the walls of the Little Green Street Gallery
Venue: The Little Green Street Gallery, 12a Little Britain Street, Dublin 7
Time: 7-11pm (26th June) 10am - 6pm (27th & 28th June) Admission: Free

Out & Older Pride Table Quiz!
Test your knowledge at the ‘Out & Older’ Pride Table Quiz. Plenty of fun with spot prizes on the night. Everyone is welcome! Take your family, friends and neighbours! Who will emerge victorious? There’s only one way to find out. Supported by LGBT Synergy. Hosted by Brendan Courtney!
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2
Time: 8pm
Admission: €40 for a table of 4

Out Write Writing Competition
Supported by LGBT Synergy. Enter our first writing competition. The closing date for entries has be extended to the 15th of June! Go to
www.lgbtsynergy.com/outwrite for more information.Winner of the first OutWrite writing competition will be announced during the ‘Out & Older Pride Table Quiz’. Website: www.lgbtsynergy.com/outwrite  
Donation: €5

Wilde Off Scene Night
Email events@dublinpride.ie for the venue.
Time: 10pm
Admission: Free

The Time for Marriage Equality is Now
A panel discussion on where marriage equality is at now in light of recent political developments, why your participation in the campaign is so important and what you can do to help win marriage equality. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to: info@marriagequality.ie , as spaces are limited.
Accessible: Yes.
Venue: TBC – Please check our website –
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Admission: Free

GLEN launch of Excellence in Diversity
Is your company a good place to work for LGBT employees? How could your company improve its inclusion of LGBT employees? GLEN is delighted to launch Excellence in Diversity an online toolkit for companies to assess and enhance the inclusion of LGBT employees in workplaces. Supported by the Equality Authority, the European Social Fund and Ernst and Young.
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Time: 5.30pm
Admission: Free

Northside Pride
Join with us in celebrating pride at an event hosted by Artane Coolock Resource & Development Centre. To mark the occasion there will be guest speakers, light refreshments and a screening of the film ‘Milk’. To find out more about the event or LGBT services in the area call Sinead Glackin on 01 851 2289 or email
integrationofficer@gmail.com All Welcome,wheelchair accessible.
Venue: Coolock Artane Resource & Development centre
Time: 4-7pm Admission: Free


Space’N’Veda Presents Project Hot Mess
Gentlemen start your glue guns! May the best woman win!
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Admission: €4


Acting Out presents Gross Indecency
This dramatic piece written by Moises Kafman and performed for you by Outhouse’s very own drama group in residence Acting Out, weaves together original transcripts from the three trials of Oscar Wilde with other writings to present a fascinating and insightful glimpse into the tragic downfall of one of Ireland’s most prolific writers by a repressive, hypocritical and vindictive Victorian society. Performances 27th, 28th, 29th June from 7:30pm.
Venue: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, D1
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: Free

Panti’s Pride Special Make & Do DoVenue:
Pantibar, 7-8 Capel Street, D1
Time: 10pm
Admission: Free

Pride Hootenanny Hoedown
Country & Western Line/Square dancing apparel, spurs optional...Yee haw! This is a gathering of people to get together for dancing and good times. It’s a mixed between folk music and Irish music.
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2
Time: 8pm
Admission Free

Greenbow Multiple Choice Quiz
This is a multiple-choice quiz, but unlike a traditional quiz where the contestants pick one answer, it is possible for the contestants to hedge their bets by placing money on multiple answers in proportion to how confident they are on the answer.
Venue: Nealon’s bar, 165 Capel Street, D1
Time: 7.30pm
Admission €10

Davina Devine’s Thirsty Thursday Show
Join Davina, Phil T Gorgeous & a very special guest for a Thirsty Thursday!
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2

Mischief presents Bressie from The Voice.Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Admission: €15

Bunny’s Rainbow Marchin’, Flag Wavin’ Pride Hutch
Pantibar’s basement, no cover charge.
Venue: Pantibar, 7-8 Capel Street, D1
Time: from 10pm
Admission: Free



Dyke Night Pre Party Drinks
Join us at the Front Lounge for pre party drinks. Drink promos for people with tickets.
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2
Time: from 8pm
Admission: Free

The Pussy Cat Club
Set to be one of Dublin’s biggest LGBTQ women club nights, the Pussy Cat Club will see some of Ireland’s top female djs come together for one epic night of music, dancing and visual delights. So put on your party best and get ready to make some moves , it’s gonna be a great night! Welcoming back Cork’s brightest star and hottest dj, Dj Jules, and of course the ever dashing Phil T Gorgeous!
Venue: The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, D2
Time: 9pm
Admission: €13/€10 (early-bird)

Outhouse Champagne Breakfast
What better way to kick start the day? Champagne, Strawberries & Cream. For further information contact Outhouse on 01 873 4999.
Venue: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, D1
Time: 11-1:30pm
Admission: Free

Dublin Pride Parade 2012
Venue: Garden of Remembrance
Time: Assembly at 12pm and moving off at 2pm sharp
Admission: Free

Pride In The Park
With main stage performances from Brian Kennedy and Fierce Fitness pole dancing troupe as well as DJ Tonic spinning decks there’s something for everyone at our post parade event. Feel free to explore our dedicated family picnic zone, interact with our sponsors 98fm, Facebook, Barefoot Wines and Red Bull or simply chill out after walking the parade route in Merrion Square and its environs.
Venue: Merrion Square, D2
Time: 3.30pm
Admission: Free

Pantibar’s Pride Street Party
Venue: Pantibar, 7-8 Capel Street, D1

Dublin Pride Presents Kaleidoscope: Pride True Colours!
Please support the OFFICIAL Dublin Pride night.
Venue: The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, D2
Time: 9pm
Admission: €13/€10 (early bird)

Pride Parade Day
Una Gibney’s Ten Year Anniversary Show 6 DJ’s including the return of DJ Anto and Craic Out the Back.
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Admission: €10




The Front Lounge: Dublin Pride 2012
Join us at the Front Lounge to celebrate Dublin Pride 2012. DJ’s from 5pm.
Venue: The Front Lounge, 33 Parliament Street, D2
Admission: Free

Gaydar.ie presents Gaydar Pride
Dragged Up with Victoria Secret & Guests. Pop Mezz with Regina George, DJ Ruth & DJ Patrick Scahill on the Main Floor and Gaydar Radio DJ Phil Marriot from Midnight.
Venue: The Dragon, 65 South Great George’s St., D2
Admission: Free before 9pm / €5 after (Doors at 5pm)

Ceremony of Love & Remembrance
This is an event which allows us to take time to remember our friends and loved ones who are no longer here with us to celebrate Pride. Guest speakers and singers.
Venue: Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square, D2
Time: 6pm
Admission: Free

Now thats what I call Pride!
Pride closing Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar and Pride Awards
Venue: The George, 89 South Great George’s St., D2
Time: 8.30pm
Admission: €5

Official Closing Party of Pride 2012
Boy George DJ set with support from DJ Sarah Lennox
Venue: Sauce @ The Kitchen Nightclub, The Clarence Hotel, D2
Time: 10.30pm
Admission: €20

Other Events taking place this year include:

Dublin - Dublin International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival late July–early August

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival - Dublin Presentation of works by gay authors and performers or that contain LGBT themes early May

Béar Féile Dublin - Festival celebrating the Bear community late March

aLAF Dublin - Lesbian Arts Festival Spring

Lesbian Lives Dublin - Conference organised by the Women's Studies Centre at UCD February

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