Ireland’s largest LGBT festival and parade is returning for its 25th year with the theme: 25 Years Building Equality. It’s Time.
From Friday July 24 to Sunday August 2 a huge variety of events will be taking place across the city. The main parade is set for Saturday August 1 and looks to be the biggest in its history.
Nowadays the festival lasts for 10 days and hosts over 100 events. To start the week, Belfast Pride Awards is taking place at City Hall to recognise contributions in the LGBT community from the past year.
Across the 10 days there will be helpful workshops and sessions open to all, including the health fair, faith forum, legal information session and sexual health testing.
If that’s not what you’re looking for – don’t fear. There’s the opportunity to kick off Pride Week at the Bora Bora Beach Party on July 24 and continue to celebrate by heading to the Black Box on July 26 to see a stand-up comedy show aimed at Northern Ireland’s dinosaur politicians.At Movie House on July 27 you can see Out To Win, a documentary film contextualising the recent history of lesbian and gay athletes and there’s a further comedy night on July 28 featuring Conor Keys, Chris Montgomery and Gemma Hutton to name a few,.
One thing is definite – Pride Day 2015 is going to be a busy one. In addition to the parade you can enjoy Pride Breakfast, Party In The Square, White’s Courtyard Disco, The Parade After Party and Kremlin Pride Ball.
With all the fun of the festival you’ll be pleased to know that beyond Pride Week there are plenty of LGBT events going on in Belfast throughout the rest of the year. For more information go to belfastpride.com