Wear Your Pride and Shine

Wear Your Pride and Shine

Celebrating 50 Years of Dublin Pride

As Dublin Pride 2024 approaches, we celebrate a monumental milestone: 50 years since the first Pride march in Dublin in 1974. This anniversary is a brilliant opportunity to reflect on our shared history, celebrate our progress, and look forward to a brighter future for the LGBTQI+ community. 

Let's unite this year under the theme "Shine." This theme encourages us to embrace our diversity and champion the next generation of change-makers. We will strive to restore the brilliance of things that have dulled over time and recognise that our collective light shines brightest when shared.

POG is united in the values of Shine and welcomes everyone to join our new campaign, “Pride & Shine”. When we shine together, we create a world that reflects our shared values of love and acceptance. Let's celebrate ourselves in our authentic colours and shine as our true selves.

50 Years of Dublin Pride

Did you know that the roots of the Pride celebration around the world can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots of 1969? It all started on 28 June 1969 when the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, became the flashpoint of a six-day rebellion. The police raids and subsequent arrests sparked outrage and defiance among the community. During this time, a lesbian woman named Stormé DeLarverie famously shouted, “Why don’t you guys do something?” Her call to action galvanised the crowd and ignited a movement that would forever change the landscape of LGBTQI+ rights.

In 1974, Dublin hosted its first Pride march, a historic event inspired by the spirit of Stonewall. This marked the start of a vibrant tradition that has become a powerful symbol of solidarity, resilience, and celebration. Each year, Dublin Pride honours the past, asserts our rights, and celebrates the diverse identities within our community. This annual event is a testament to the rich history and ongoing progress of the LGBTQI+ movement in Dublin.

Embracing The Journey 

As we celebrate “Pride & Shine”, let's also acknowledge the challenges that remain. Since 2016, mental health and well-being have declined among LGBTQI+ individuals, highlighting the need for continued advocacy and support for our community.  Despite the persistence of discrimination, social isolation, and inadequate access to mental health resources, there is hope. By coming together and shining a light on these issues, we can make a positive impact on the lives of so many people in Ireland and abroad.

What's Happening Where? 

The celebration extends beyond us, with events happening across Dublin and Ireland from June 20th to 29th. This includes the Pride Parade and Pride Village. If you're not in the capital, don't worry – you can find events and shows happening all around the country.

Dublin Pride

Cork Pride

Galway Pride

Pride Events Around Ireland

Join Us in Love and Rainbows

Are you looking to spread your shine and celebrate Pride Month in something new? It’s time to find more ways to connect, support, and uplift each other. Our mission is to spread the world with Irish love. 

Our diverse range of jewellery is designed to offer a source of comfort and fun, especially during challenging times. Embrace our captivating rainbow rings collection, showcasing a vibrant spectrum of options to express your pride confidently. These rings provide calm and self-assurance, making them the perfect accessory to amplify your Pride month celebrations.

Where to Find Us

By choosing PÓG, you're receiving a locally crafted Irish brand and contributing to a crucial cause that echoes the spirit of Pride. We direct our profits to JIGSAW, a pioneering charity that offers mental health services to young people in Ireland. Your support is a beacon of hope for the LGBTQI+ community.

Insider Tip: Want to get your Pride accessories in time for the big event? You can also find PÓG at Dublin Airport and the EPIC Museum.  

Let's connect, support, and shine together as we look forward to a future filled with love and acceptance. Happy Pride!