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A poster from the Department of Justice in a Direct Provision centre in Dublin offering people living at the centre means to travel to Dublin’s LGBTQ Pride this weekend

The Department of Justice has placed posters in some Direct Provision centres in Dublin, telling residents that it will provide transport for those who wish to attend Dublin’s Pride this weekend.

Further to this.

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland has tweeted its thoughts on the offer…

UPDATE:

Previously: ‘I Was Treated Like A Pariah’

Zevo Health is Irelands ‘leading health and wellness programme providers for companies’

Zevo Health’s Aisling Weldon writes:

On June 28, Zevo Health are celebrating Dublin Pride by launching their Diversity and Inclusion workshop.

Join us for this free event from 1pm-2pm at the Academy, 42 Pearse Street for an informative conversation and personal stories shared that will be led by Vessy Tasheva and Zainab Boladale.

The event will be from 1pm to 2pm in The Snug in Huckletree Co-Working Space. We will be serving a light lunch, tea and coffee.

We are launching the workshop alongside the celebration of pride so we can celebrate the diversity Ireland has and help employers support their staff and employees support their colleagues.

Register here

Evgeny Shtorn

Evgeny Shtorn, from Russia, is a human rights activist and asylum seeker living in Ireland.

He writes in the Dublin Inquirer:

I had been looking forward to the recent Pride Parade in Dublin with excitement. Back in Russia, I had helped to organise Pride events, but had never actually taken part in a parade, as they were always banned by the authorities.

…Our group was articulating a specific issue. Our banners read, “we are here”, “queer direct provision”, and “end direct provision”.

…We were ready to march. For most of us, it was the first time in an explicitly LGBT event.

Before we could make our stand, though, we had to wait. We waited for hours for other groups to pass by – the majority were huge corporations, banks, chain shops and new media companies who used Pride to advertise.

One after another they marched, their corporate logos decorated with rainbows. Two hours later, we LGBT asylum seekers, and other LGBT community groups finally got our chance to move.

Most of those watching the parade, those we wanted to hear and see our messages so they could think about them, had already gone…

Evgeny: My first pride parade wasn’t quite what I’ve hoped for (Dublin Inquirer)

Photo:  Jose Miguel Jiminez (Dublin Inquirer)

Warning on 4Chan (above) and the damaged window of Panti Bar (top) after a brick duct taped with the Irish words for ‘Fairies Out Of Ireland’ was thrown through it last Friday

Further to last Friday’s brick-throwing at Panti Bar, on Capel Street, Dublin 1…

The pride-less lout provided real-time commentary on 4Chan.

Aaron Rogan and Ellen Coyne, of The Times Ireland edition, report:

An analysis of the 4chan website by Storyful…found that a person appeared to have been updating other users of the incident before it happened.

….Another poster posed the possibility of getting caught, to which the first poster replied: “Gardaí are about so that’s a possibility but I’m on a bike and can outspeed the ones on foot plus bouncers”.

At 11.03pm they wrote: “Fag herd at door has thinned taking my chance.” They told other posters to look for them in the papers. One replied “hope you end up in prison” and another said “god speed”.

Anonymous posts linked to brick attack on gay bar (Aaron Rogan and Ellen Coyne, Times Ireland edition)

4Chan Thread

Previously: Pride Me Sideways

Pics: Ultan Mashup and Panti Bliss

Meanwhile…

All better.

Panti Bar yesterday.

Thanks Ultan Mashup

Wicklow County Council has agreed to fly a rainbow flag over Wicklow County buildings for the duration of this year’s Gay Pride Festival.

Following the decision cathaoirleach, Christopher Fox said:

..the Council “had to be very careful that we don’t get political in relation to flags that are flying” and that it would “set a precedent”.

Fair point.

*folds ‘Jolly Roger’*

Wicklow Times

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Former NI Ministers Edwin Poots (top) and Nelson McCausland (bottom) ahem in today’s News Letter.

Poots and McCausland axed as Robinson moves to ‘settle things’ (Sam McBride, Belfast News Letter)

Previously: There’s Poots As Queer As Folk

The Abominable No Man