Your Family Needs You

10 May 2010

Cork, Dublin, Northwest, Galway and Limerick Pride Call to Action

Currently in Ireland, LGBT families (with and without children), have no legal rights and protections because only a family based on marriage is recognised as a legal family unit. Civil partnership will fail to resolve this issue.

LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality are joining forces for Pride 2010, under the theme We Are Family to help end this discrimination and we need you to make our call for equality the loudest and most effective to-date.

We Are Family is a campaign which will give visibility to LGBT families living in Ireland and is being rolled out by Marriage Equality nation wide from June.

We Are Family will highlight the fact that LGBT families inhabit a legal limbo without recognition or protection from the State and with no legal rights or constitutional recognition.

Cork, Dublin, Northwest, Galway and Limerick Pride provides us with an exciting opportunity to bring We Are Family to the people. On 5th June (Cork), 26th June (Dublin), 7th August (Northwest), 21st August (Galway) and 11th September (Limerick), we want you, your family, your friends to march with us and help give a voice to our community's families and children across Ireland.

We want to make sure that our message is heard loud and clear.

Civil marriage will legally recognise and protect LGBT families, civil partnership will not.

LGBT families deserve the same rights and protections as any other family. We deserve equality.

Between now and each Pride we'll be announcing more details of what we have planned, but until then please register your intention to march with us at one or all of the Prides across Ireland.

Register To march with LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality
LGBT Noise; Webiste:; E-mail:; Tel: 086 244 5137

Marriage Equality; Website:; E-mail:; Tel: (01) 6599 459

To Recap:
What: Cork, Dublin, Northwest, Galway and Limerick Pride
Who: LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality
Theme: We Are Family
When: Cork: 5th June 2010; Dublin: 26th June 2010; Northwest (Sligo): 7th August; Galway: 21st August; Limerick: 11th September
Why Me? Your belief, your passion, your voice, your equality!
What to bring? Your family, biological or logical!
We are Family Banners/T-shirts

Please specify which Pride you intend on joining us at when you email or call.

Thanks from all the LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality team.