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BLACK PRIDE

Europe’s largest celebration for LGBT+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent - Black Pride - turned 13 in London’s Haggerston Park on July 7. Marco Dias shared the impact the event had on him as a queer person of colour and spoke to other attendees about why Black Pride is so necessary. All photos are also by Marco.

Black Pride is extremely important in the time and days we live in because we still don’t have the visibility, equality and inclusion in society that we deserve to have. Movements and events like this are good to demarginalise black people. And it was not only focused on black people -they made sure they were including everybody that didn’t fit the white norm.

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Welcome to our continued celebration of Pride across this beautiful country. The organisers of Pride festivals yet to happen explain what we can expect. There’s a report from Black Pride in London and a photo essay capturing events at Dublin Pride, Trans Pride and Alternative Pride. Inside, we look at Love Sensation – the new queer music and arts festival, and explore the GAZE Film Festival and its opening night film - Deep In Vogue. GCN celebrates 20 years of the incredible LINC, and the Gay Men's Health Service moves to a new location. There's an interview with the delightfully original painter Delmas Howe while The Diceman gets a touching feature looking at his enduring legacy. The community share their stories on the truth behind transitioning in Ireland, finding the courage to openly embrace their sexuality after leaving home and a HIV Positive activist speaks about improving access to sexual health services. For the second issue in a row, we happily and wholeheartedly say – Happy Pride everyone.