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Pride 2023

Each year, June is the month chosen to celebrate Pride in honour of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which changed gay rights for people around the world.

The 28th June 2023 marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots that took place in the early hours between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City.

In 1969 the solicitation of homosexual relations was an illegal act in New York City. Gay bars were places of sanctuary where gay men and lesbians gathered like the Stonewall Inn. These bars were, however, subject to regular police harassment.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 28, 1969, police entered the Stonewall Inn, arrested the employees for selling alcohol without a license, roughed up many of its patrons and cleared the bar. People outside the bar did not retreat or scatter as they almost always had in the past.

There was anger as patrons were forced into police vans and riots erupted outside the Stonewall Inn and continued over the next five days.

Who would’ve thought that a year after these riots, we would start celebrating Pride Month and now we’re on its 53rd year? Since then, the LGBTQ+ communities are celebrated to promote equality and inclusion and show just how far gay rights have come and create awareness that there is still much more to do.

Today millions from around the world traditionally celebrate the legacy of the Stonewall riots on Pride Day 2023.

53 years of Pride and the LGBTQ+ community is growing in confidence. It is indeed a battle worth fighting for as we are now more inclusive of gay rights.

KTL is a strong supporter of Pride, and we fully support the LGBTQ+ communities.

We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and positive environment that allows our employees to perform at their best and as a valued member of the team - regardless of how they identify.

Find out what’s happening in Dublin and Manchester for Pride 2023:

Dublin Pride 2023

It is an annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights and the diversity of the community.

This year, Dublin Pride is taking place on Saturday June 24th, 2023 and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Dublin Pride Parades.

This year promises to be bigger than ever as one of Ireland’s biggest annual events. Dublin Pride aims to create a safe space for self-expression and to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues.

Manchester Pride 2023

Exciting things are happening at Manchester Pride. There is an event planned for the 25th – 28th August. This year's festivities are set to be bigger and better than ever.

The theme for this year's Manchester Pride is "United in Solidarity," emphasising the importance of unity, acceptance, and equality.

Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or are an ally, Manchester Pride welcomes everyone to join in the celebrations.

Celebrate Diversity. Celebrate Inclusivity. Celebrate Pride.


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