LGBTI+ Awareness Week – Proud to be part of a Rainbow City
On May 17th Cork City will mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – IDAHOBIT Day by organising an LGBTI+ Awareness Week – a week when public agencies, lgbti+ NGOs and communities come together to say that it is the job of the city and all of our jobs to challenge homophobia, biophobia and transphobia.
This year marks the tenth Awareness Week, and the first as a member of the International Rainbow Cities Network. Cork is Ireland’s first and only city so far in Ireland to have become part of this network of cities who pledge to protect and enhance lgbti+ rights and inclusion.
Events and how to participate:
- Sunday 17 May 12 noon – the Lord Mayor Cllr John Sheehan will raise the Rainbow Flag at Cork City Hall, as each Lord Mayor has since 2014 – another first as the city was the first to formally fly a Rainbow Flag from a civic or public building on the island of Ireland.
- Sunday 17 May 12 noon – St Annes Inclusive Church in Shandon will hold an online IDAHOBIT Day Service at which members of the LGBTI+ InterAgency Steering Group and Choral Con Fusion will participate.
- Throughout the week on Facebook: Cork City LGBT Inter Agency Group and on twitter @CorkLGBTAwarenessWeek we’ll remind you of the previous decade of Awareness Weeks and feel free to share your own memories or photos with us
- This year’s theme is Proud to be part of a Rainbow City – we invite you to share in this pride : post a message or video and we’ll share it via the LGBTI+ InterAgency social media .