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PICS: Irish stars go all out in their best rainbow gear for Dublin Pride

It's been 26 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Ireland


The annual Pride Parade took place in Dublin’s city centre today, 26 years after Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality back in 1993.

This year’s theme was ‘Rainbow Revolution’, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York, which inspired the modern gay rights movement.

Of course, some of our favourite Irish stars were among those celebrating Pride today, see what they got up to:

James Kavanagh


Social media star and Ireland’s Got Mór Talent host James Kavanagh celebrated Pride with his family today.

Taking a break from his studies at the Ballymaloe Cookery School down in Cork, James was joined by his mum Margaret, sister Ann, his nephew Sean, and his niece Sarah.

James and his family made their way through the Pride Parade on Tesco Ireland’s float, and he posted some pretty epic snaps of them amongst the crowd.

James Patrice

Another Irish star that’s celebrating Pride with their family today is James Patrice.

The social media star was joined by his mum Fron, his dad Jim, and his sister Vanessa.

As expected, James posted some hilarious videos on his Instagram Story, including a snap of him dancing to Geri Halliwell’s ‘It’s Raining Men’ with his mum Fron.

Panti Bliss

Of course, the Queen of Ireland was out celebrating Pride today in Dublin.

The popular drag queen and gay rights activist hosted a Dublin Bus Pride party as part of the Pride Parade.

Last year, Dublin Bus celebrated Pride by giving Irish dads a platform to show their love and support for their LGBTQ+ children through its ‘Proud Dads’ campaign.

The powerful video that captured the beautiful day touched the hearts of 7.5 million people around the world.

Holly Carpenter

Former Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter was out marching in the Pride Parade this afternoon.

The LoveLift founder teamed up with Amnesty International Ireland, and interviewed people walking the parade – asking what pride means to them.

The Dancing With The Stars alumni went all out for the occasion, and now we think we all need a pair of sparkly over the knee boots.


Paddy Smyth


Paddy Smyth dressed to impress for Pride today.

The First Dates Ireland star went through the parade on the Tesco Ireland float, where he was joined by his pal James Kavanagh.

Paul Ryder

After performing live on WeekendAM this morning, one of our fave drag artists Paul Ryder dashed into town to celebrate Dublin Pride.

The Ireland’s Got Talent star hosted the main stage in Merrion Square for Pride, and his rainbow ensemble is absolutely EVERYTHING.

Tara Stewart


2fm DJ Tara Stewart never disappoints when it comes to her OOTDs, and she pulled out all the stops for Pride.

The fashionista looked incredible in a red custom Colin Horgan dress, as she DJ’ed on board the Dublin Bus Pride Party.

Also – those glasses are out of this WORLD!

Leo Varadkar

Of course, Leo Varadkar was out in Dublin today to celebrate Pride.

As Ireland’s first openly gay Taoiseach, Leo has been a huge advocate for gay rights at home and abroad.

In fact, Leo made waves earlier this year when he brought his partner Matt Barrett to meet US Vice President Mike Pence – who was once dubbed “the face of anti-LGBTQ hate in America”.

This morning, Leo attended a breakfast with the BeLonG To Youth Services charity, which supports young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Ireland.

Jason Kidd and Paul Stenson – The White Moose Café

Our faves Jason Kidd and Paul Stenson from The White Moose Café pulled out all the stops for Pride this year.

As well as hosting a huge Pride party at their café in Phibsboro, the duo also recreated Queen’s I Want To Break Free music video.

You can watch the hilarious remake below: