Chairman of the newly formed Fine Gael LGBT group, Jerry Buttimer TD, has this afternoon (Wednesday) said he is delighted that the newly appointed Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O’Muirí, will march with the Party’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group this Saturday at the annual Pride Parade in Dublin.
Deputy Buttimer said this year’s Pride Festival will be of particular significance to Fine Gael as it is the first year the Party will have an obvious presence at the parade.
“It is with a tremendous sense of pride that I will be taking part in this year’s parade, given that it is the first year Fine Gael will have a visible presence, in the form of our LGBT group which first met back in April.
“The parade is a wonderful opportunity for people of all hues, gay and straight, to come together in a show of solidarity and support for the LGBT community. Pride parades now take place all over the world and the Dublin event is a tremendous celebration of diversity and a reminder of the need to continue to progress gay rights.
“I am delighted that the newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, Fine Gael’s Naoise O’Muirí, has agreed to march with us through the streets of Dublin this weekend. I look forward to people coming out this year in even greater numbers than ever before for what is sure to be a great day when, as this year’s Pride slogan suggests, everyone is encouraged to show their true colours.”