Monday, August 10, 2009

Irish village hosts 'world's smallest gay Pride'

UK Pink News reports:
A Irish village has hosted what is thought to be the world's smallest Pride festival. Easkey, a coastal hamlet in County Sligo, has a population of just 250. Organisers hoped around 80 people would join the festival and handed out 'gay for a day' badges.
Denise Clarke, an openly gay interior designer who has lived in the village for ten years, said there was a trend of gay people moving back to their rural roots. She told the Guardian that things had changed since she first arrived. "People were afraid of the new lesbian in town" she said. READ MORE

Also making news:

Thousands march for gay marriage in Dublin
UK Pink News reports:
The rally was organised by equality group LGBT Noise, which are campaigning against government proposals to introduce civil partnerships. "This is not just a gay rights issue – it is a human rights issue," said march organiser Noelle Moran, speaking before Sunday's event. "The right to marry is enshrined in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but gay people in Ireland are currently denied that right." READ MORE