Fourth annual festival coming to Dundalk in July

Dundalk Outcomers has confirmed that the the fourth annual Dundalk Gay Pride Festival will take place on 15th to 21st July 2013.

Dundalk Outcomers has confirmed that the the fourth annual Dundalk Gay Pride Festival will take place on 15th to 21st July 2013.

Dundalk Outcomers is a grant aid funded organisation run by volunteers with the support of donations and provides a support service in Louth for local lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and tansgender (LGBT) people.

Last year, Dundalk Pride attracted hundreds of visitors from around the region and this year’s event promises to be even more successful.

The programme for Dundalk Pride 2013 centres around the Pride Day, a community open day that takes place in the Outcomers Centre on the afternoon of Saturday, July 20.

Other events happening as part of the Pride festivities include a table quiz, Pride party and much more to be announced.

In order to make this event possible, the organisation is asking for support both financial and otherwise from local businesses to help toward the cost of this year’s festivities.

Along with donations the organisation is looking for vouchers or prizes to be donated for a table quiz and raffle that will be held.

Businesses can also put up a Pride poster on their premises to inform the public of the event.

Details on making donations can be found on the Dundalk Pride website at dundalkpride.com/donate/ or by contacting Dundalk Outcomers directly by telephoning 042 93 29816 or 087 620 0021.

Dundalk Outcomers has been open since 1997 and anyone can pop into their centre for some light refreshments and a chat.

The Centre is run by volunteer members of the Dundalk Outcomers Group and they have one full-time staff member and one part-time staff member.

Bernardine Quinn is the project co-ordinator and so is responsible for the day to day running of the centre, for the development of the programmes that the group run and she also is involved in the promotion of lesbian and gay health information and training.

John Ruddy is the organisation’s youth worker and is responsible for developing services and supports for LGBT young people aged 14-25 years old in the North East region.