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Bray Municipal District raises Pride flags for Pride month

Bray Municipal District joined in the national pride initiative today by raising the Pride Flag.  The event was held today (Friday 3rd June) at Bray Seafront and attended by Municipal District members, officials and representatives of the LGBTQ+ community.

Four Pride Flags were raised by the Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District Cllr. Aoife Flynn Kennedy and Cofounder of the Wicklow Pride Festival, Mr. Dave Thomas, the flags will remain in place for the month of June, being Pride month.

The Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District, Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy, added: I believe it is very important that the Pride Flag is flown every year for Pride month, along with many other cities and towns in our country. The raising of these Pride Flags today is a symbol to LGBTQ+ people that there is a greater acceptance for who they are from their community.  The flag is Pride Flag is about celebrating inclusivity and diversity and aims to encourage awareness. I’d like to thank my fellow Councillors for their support with this initiative”.

Dave Thomas, Cofounder of the Wicklow Pride Festival stated “It is a great honour to participate in the raising of the Pride Flags at Bray Seafront for the very first time in celebration of Wicklow Pride Month this June. To have the flags flying in such a beautiful and prominent location is amazing. Congratulations to Cathaoirleach Aoife Flynn Kennedy and Bray Municipal District elected members and staff for this very positive display of support of the LGBTQ+ community. The flying of the Pride Flag states loudly and proudly that Bray is all about inclusivity, the recognition of the diversity in the town, while sending a message to all young LGBTQ+ people that they are seen, and loved, they are not alone, they are accepted for who they are, in their own community.”

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