As the glitter settles on the proudest month of all, Dublin Bus remind us why Pride is so important with this heart-warming video ‘The Long Road to Pride’.
As a nation, Ireland has come so far in the last 26 years; decriminalising homosexuality in 1993, the first country globally to vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality by popular vote, and now we have an openly-gay head of state. Progress has come quickly, but there is still work left to do.
Of the 60,000 attendees at Dublin Pride 2018, less than 1% were over the age of 65. Despite their crucial role in the LGBT+ liberation movement, they are often forgotten, and are more likely to have become disconnected from their community.
This year, Dublin Bus decided to honour them with an activation that gave them the Pride they never had. On ‘The Long Road to Pride’ we get an emotional look at some of the struggles faced by the older LGBTQ+ generations. And we are reminded of just how important Pride is, as a beacon for individuals, communities and nations, who are yet to come as far.