Excitment is building as Midlands LGBT+ Project and Laois Pride have announced the line up of events for the first ever Laois Pride.
The historic Laois Pride parade and festival is taking place on September 17 in Portlaoise.
The day starts with a Pride Breakfast provided by the Bay Tree for our wonderful community members and then straight into an exciting colourful and proud pride parade which will start and end at Fitzmaurice Place at 12pm.
After the pride parade celebrations continue on from 1pm-5pm in Fitzmaurice Place with a huge line up of acts including Drag Kings and Queens, circus performers Sparkle Band, games, food trucks and more.
All of the day time events on September 17 are free to enter and are family friendly.
It is going to be proud day for the county as the celebrations continue well into the evening with a ticketed Drag Show happening in Kavanagh’s Bar that evening. Tickets are available on eventbrite.
Other events happening in the lead up to the day include a Youth Pride Party, an LGBT+ Film Screening in Dunamase Theatre and Pride Parade poster making evening.
Laois Pride has been organised by Midlands LGBT+ Project, the only dedicated adult LGBT+ support service of its kind in the Midlands.
They hold regular support and social groups and if anyone needs any support, they are welcome to reach out to them.
If you would like any more information or to join one of their groups you can get in touch via their Instagram, twitter or facebook @midlandslgbt or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.