Paralympics Ireland are delighted to mark Pride Month this year by taking part in the Dublin Pride Parade for the first time to show their support for the LGBTQI+ community.
Both staff and athletes will attend the parade in the capital this weekend, the fortieth anniversary of the event which takes place on Saturday June 24th starting on O’Connell Street at 12.00 noon and making its way to Merrion Square.
We are proud to support all athletes, staff members and their respective families during LGBTQI+ Pride Month and endeavour to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and athlete experience.
Sport unites people from varied backgrounds regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability and at Paralympics Ireland we want to ensure that there is a place for everyone.
Speaking about the Paralympics Ireland’s involvement in Pride this year Stephen McNamara, CEO of Paralympics Ireland said, “Pride is the most powerful movement for equality and visibility and is an inspiration for all those striving for inclusion and acceptance.
Para athletes, those with a disability, and their friends and families are as likely to be members of the LGBTQI+ community as anyone in wider society and it is important that disability is visible in this celebration of inclusion so that people know there is a warm welcome in Para sports for everyone.”