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18th Jun 2021

Waterford City painted in rainbows thanks to community-led Pride group

Fiona Frawley

Yesterday evening, Waterford-based group Pride of the Déise announced they had Pride flags available for collection in the city for anyone looking to show their support for the LQBTQ+ community.

And Déise Pride is clearly alive and strong as the flags ran out less than a day later!

The group were overwhelmed with the response and thanked the people of Waterford for their support and solidarity on their stories. It’s great news following attempts earlier in the week to cut down and burn Pride flags elsewhere in the city. Acts like this highlight how important and necessary Pride is, and it’s great to hear how many people and businesses want to stand with Pride of Déise against homophobia. Operation paint the city in rainbows has been a success!

Head over to Pride of the Déise for more info about the events and workshops they have scheduled for Pride, and the support they offer for the LGBTQ+ community in Waterford.

Header image via Instagram/Pride of Deise 

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