Rainbow walks will make their appearance in the city of Dublin this week, the first having been unveiled outside PantiBar on Capel Street yesterday.
The pop of color will be added as part of the Pride Month celebrations to the crossroads of rue Georges and rue Dame, as well as rue du Parlement and two on rue Capel.
PantiBar owner Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss said: “Dublin Pride has been calling for it for several years. This year, because it’s our second pride that sort of got canceled – it seemed like the year to really move forward. “
Mr O’Neill said the country has made “incredible strides around gay rights, but that doesn’t mean it’s all settled,” he said in reference to the homophobic graffiti sprayed on the walls of the premises. next to PantiBar earlier this week.
“It’s pretty rare that it’s even real world things, it was pretty bad,” he said.
“There are two prides, we threw bricks through the windows when we had customers there, so these things happen every now and then.. “
Mr O’Neill said he was “delighted” to be a part of this year’s Independent.ie Rock Against Homelessness concert on Sunday for the benefit of Focus Ireland.
“I see it every day and it became much more evident during the pandemic,” he said.
“Homelessness on the streets is just the tip of the iceberg. The vast majority of homeless people in this country are more hidden.
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