Kiki St Clair with the first-ever Galway Pride ‘Drag queen pedal float’
Galway Community Pride went off with a bang this year, and everyone had a great time, whether it was at the Parade, or at one of the many events, like at Club GASS on Friday night, and with Mr. Pussy on Saturday night!
According to Martin McManamon:
Galway Pride Parade 2017, Saturday 12th August – Photo by Darius Ivan, with Des Hughes, Chris Cooney and James Fluffy O’Fluffy, Club Gass
“We had a great weekend! There was a brilliant turn-out at Club GASS Friday night, and at the Parade on Saturday, and at the street party, and Club GASS was extremely busy”.
Martin also said that the feedback from the LGBT community in Galway about the event has been great this year. And some of the comments on Facebook reflect this. Chris Noone said:
“The committee deserve our utmost gratitude for organising an amazing week of events. It was the perfect balance of education, protest and celebration. Everything was carefully thought out to ensure that the diversity of our local LGBT+ community was represented. I hope that with the opening of Teach Solais, we can maintain this sense of community which this year’s Pride brought back to Galway”.
Ariel Ní Nualláin commented:
“One of the greatest experience[s] of my life! I’m so glad I got to work with the Galway Community Pride volunteers and committee, thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us :)”.
And Collette Fleming said:
“It was my first time attending Galway Community Pride, really great fun and well organised. Looking forward to the next one! Thanks to all!”
And don’t forget, Club GASS will be back again on Friday 7th September, at the Róisín Dubh, and we will have more information about that later, but meanwhile, here are some more photos of the Pride festival in Galway. Enjoy!
All having a great time at Galway Community Pride Parade 2017