An Post launch special pride stamps in support of LGBTQ+ charities in Ireland

By Brian Dillon

June 10, 2021 at 2:06pm

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This is the kind of stuff we love seeing around this time of the year. An Post has today issued two colourful new Pride stamps featuring the rainbow Pride flag and the words ‘Pride’ and ‘Bród’.

Pride stamps, you say? An Post has just launched them, issuing two lovely designs in honour of Pride Month and in support of LGBTQ+ charities in Ireland.

Resulting from the work of An Post and representatives from the LGBTQ+ community, the stamps were designed by Dublin company, Unthink and unveiled today by LGBTQ+ rights activist Senator David Norris.

An Post CEO David McRedmond said: “We are delighted to join with our staff and customers in celebrating Bród and the Irish Pride Movement. An Post worked closely with LGBT+ representatives in planning these colourful and symbolic new stamps which mean so much to Irish people at home and across the world.

"Two hard-working national LGBT support groups, BeLonG To and LGBT Ireland, will benefit from the sale of the stamps, in line with An Post’s purpose to work for the common good and to improve the quality of live now and for the generations to come."

LGBT Ireland is a dedicated national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families and friends. Meanwhile, BeLonG To is an organisation whose work supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.

The stamps from main post offices and online in a special booklet format.

Dublin drag legend Panti Bliss was also on hand for the launch and wrote on Twitter, "Delighted to help launch An Post's special Pride stamp (which will support @LGBT_ie and @BeLonG_To) with the Taoiseach and I also took the opportunity to raise the asylum case of Mr X with him, and he said he would look into it, for which I'm grateful."

To find out more about BeLonG To, you can head here and to find out more about the work done by LGBT Ireland, you can check that out here.

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