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Dublin Pride launches first online edition of the festival

Pride's annual debate will kick off 10 days of digital LGBTQ events

By Clodagh Meaney

Today is officially the first day of Dublin Pride as the festival launches online for the first time.

Organisers have a number of events planned, including a virtual Pride parade and concert which is due to take place on Sunday June 29th.

The events kick off tonight with the annual Dublin Pride Political Debate which will be streamed live from the CHQ Building on Custom House Quay.

The panel, chaired by Adam Long in to be held in conjunction with National LGBT Federation.

This years debate takes place against the backdrop of ongoing government formation talks as Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party have drafted their Plan for Government.

Talks will cover LGBT rights, LGBT inclusive education and addressing global LGBT persecution.

The event will begin at 7pm and can be accessed at dublinpride.ie/live.

Tomorrow night, Dublin Pride will play host to a Movie Night using Netflix Party where the community will watch Papi Chulo, an American-Irish comedy directed and written by John Butler.

Butler will also join the screening through Netflix Party.

Other events this weekend include an online quiz hosted by Bi+ Ireland which takes place on Saturday at 6pm.

On Sunday, a Dublin Pride Pet show will be held online at 2pm.

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