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Firstly, I’d like to extend the warmest of Cork welcomes to you all. We are the friendliest, most vibrant of Pride Festivals, and have the largest parade outside the Capital!

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The theme of this year’s Parade is “Our Future.” What does that mean to you? We are living through the greatest period of change in LGBT culture and all the years of hard work are coming to fruition, and are beginning to pay off. This year, our official launch is in Cork City Hall, which in itself sends out a strong signal, and heightens our visibility. Cork City Council has long been an advocate for our Festival, and in July, they made history by becoming the first City Council in Ireland to unanimously voting for the “same rights & entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Cork City regardless of race, religion or sexuality.” Whilst many citizens of Ireland may feel that marriage (gay or straight) is not something that’s right for them, choice is what is being denied here, and that is why Gay Marriage Equality is being seen as the human rights issue of our generation. Many people seem to think that Cork LGBT Pride has a life of its own, however after each Pride year finishes, as the last of the rainbow flags are taken down, another Pride year begins. We all owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Committee and the Volunteers for their support, commitment, and hard work. And of course you, for your support, in being a part of making Cork Pride the phenomenal success it has become! Here’s to another year of madness and mayhem! Wishing everyone a very Happy Pride! Clive Davis Chairman, Cork Pride 2012

’s r o y a M Lord welcome A Aoinna Oirirce, tá rímeád orm fáilte chur róimh go léir chuig Cathair Chorcaí. Cork City prides itself on being the “Festival City” of Ireland and the annual Gay Pride Festival adds significantly to this. The Pride Festival has grown significantly over recent years and now is a weeklong festival with events hosted in a number of venues across the city as well as a parade through the main thoroughfares of Cork. The Festival has been accepted by the people of Cork and is looked forward to every year for the fun, colour and the huge attendance it brings to the city, its economic contribution as well as opportunities for discussion that it brings. As a trading city, Cork has always been open to and accepting of diversity. Recent years has seen a closer working relationship and partnership between Cork City Council and Gay Advocacy and Support Groups. This partnership has extended to the business and commercial sector of Cork with Idaho Day and LGBT Awareness Week now firmly established and supported. In July this year Cork City Council became the first local authority in the country to pass a motion in support of equality in marriage for same sex couples. The motion was passed unanimously and demonstrates the willingness of public representatives from all sides of the political debate to recognise and support rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation. Tá sé tabhachtach go leanaimís leis na nascanna idir Chomhairle Cathrach Chorcaí agus eagraisí mar sibh. Gúim gach rath oraibh leis na gníomhaíochtaí atá ar siúil agaibh. John Buttimer Lord Mayor


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Monday 30th July 5.00pm / Cork City Hall

Pride Festival Launch Lord Mayor’s Reception. All welcome, with performances from Choral con Fusion.

6.15pm / Triskel Christchurch Cinema

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POUTfest 2012 - ‘Circumstance’ 107 mins - France/USA/Iran 2011 Subtitles - Dir: Maryam Keshavarz. Two young Iranian girls struggle with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

POUTfest 2012 - ‘ROMEOS’ 94 mins - Germany 2011 Subtitles - Dir: Sabine Bernardi. This richly textured ode to teen crushes takes a fresh and unique look at a romantic encounter that transcends boundaries. Ticket €8.10/7.10 (+50c membership)- POUTfest season ticket €24.

Loafers Bar

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Chambers Bar

Open at 9pm


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POUTfest 2012 - ‘Leave It On The Floor’ 109 mins - Canada/USA 2001 Dir: Sheldon Larry. In the spirit of Paris Is Burning, this audacious and big-hearted musical takes us into the fabulously funky world of voguing. Ticket €8.10/7.10 (+50c membership) - POUTfest season ticket €24.

7.30pm / The Other Place

Frank Hannon Solicitors - Civil Partnership Talk.

8.00pm / Loafers Bar

Pride Poker.

Chambers Bar

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POUTfest 2012 - ‘North Sea Texas’ 98 mins - Belgium 2011 - Subtitles Dir: Bavo Defurne. Pim lives an ordinary life in a small town which he brightens up by dreaming of princesses, beauty queens and the boy next door. Ticket €8.10/7.10 (+50c membership) - POUTfest season ticket €24.

6.30pm / The Other Place

The Hunt Returns 3rd Annual treasure hunt hosted by the MeetnGreet & GayCork.com. Run around the city trying to find the answers to questions and clues. Ranging from simple to fiendish, you’ll be kept on your toes. Entry: €2 - Proceeds to Other Place.

7pm / The Other Place

Gay Men Living with HIV in 2012 Ireland.

8pm / Chambers Bar

GLEE CLUBBING Yee Haws followed By Sinners Club.

9.30pm / Loafers Bar

Entry €3 - Part of the entry fee will be donated to Cork LGBT Pride. Pride Bingo.


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1-6pm / The Other Place

Youth Information Day They will be available for questions and will showcase work done by the youth group throughout the year.

5-9pm / LINC

Interactive Open Evening Art & Music to Celebrate our future.

8pm / Chambers Bar

Kickin Karaoke with Giles Karaoke with a difference.

8pm / St. Anne’s Church, Shandon

Remembrance Service All welcome, with performances from Choral con Fusion.

9pm / Loafers

Pride Pool & Darts Competition Night.

11pm till late / Freakscene at the Roxy

Join us in Freakscene for our 60’s80’s night, celebrate the decade that taste forgot with 1980’s fashion and music on floor one or dress 50’s Madmen or psychedelic for the 60’s floor, champagne for the best dressed and it will be, right here right now electronica in the roof garden as always! Entry: €6 (€4 before 11.30pm) - Part of the entry fee will be donated to Cork LGBT Pride.



Friday 3 6-9pm / LINC

BBQ & Music.

7pm / The Other Place

Coming Out as an LGBT Person Contributions from each part of the community.

8pm / Chambers Bar

Funk and Something with Fabula Di Beaumarchais, Kitty Cartier and special guest Emer. €5.00 Entry - with free admission to Ruby’s.

9pm / Loafers Bar

Live Music from ‘Grenade’ with Special Guest Star.

11pm-Close / Rubys

Friday wouldn’t be Friday without Rubys. €5.00 Entry.



4 y a d r u t Sa 12pm / The Other Place

Readings from their own books by Gay Author Jamie O’Connell.

2.00pm / Mardyke Green

Pride’s very own ‘Gay Olympics’ and Dog Show! Come on guys and Gals, get your kit on for the annual sports day. This year we will have a packed schedule which includes 5 a side football, high-heel dash, tops and bottoms race, lipstick relay to mention but a few.

8.00pm / Chambers Bar

Captain Anchor Showtime, then Chambers Got Talent Star Miss Bliss, followed by DJ Jules. Entry €10.00.

9pm / Loafers Bar







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DJ Karen on loan from The George.

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Pride’s v ery own ‘Gay Oly mpics’ a nd Dog Show! Spa & Fitness Centre




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10am / The Other Place

Pride Breakfast.

12pm / LINC

Pre Parade Brunch.

2pm / Door 51

Pre & Post parade with a free barbecue and Eddie Kay on the decks.

2.30pm / Grand Parade

The 7th Annual Cork LGBT Pride Parade The highlight of week is the Pride Parade and this years marks the 7th LGBT pride parade to be held in Cork. This years theme is “Our Future”. Pride parades express the intention to remain unified, visible and vocal in terms of LGBT identity, welfare and equality. Last year we had an amazing 3000 people in attendance and this year we hope to top that! So come on down and lend a hand to carry the 40 foot Pride Flag or cheer on your community from the sidelines.

Sunday 5th August Bada Bingo 8:00pm

hosted by Kitty Cartier & Bear Midler followed by

Simply Sundays

Pride Special with dj’s Angi & Eddie Kay plus a very special live perfomance !!!

Daunt Square & Paul Street, Cork

The parade starts and finishes at the City Library on Grand Parade. 4pm / Chambers

After Parade Captain Anchor DJ Set.

8pm / Chambers

Miss Sheila Fitzpatrick & Madonna Lucia.

5pm till Late / Loafers Bar

Post Parade BBQ Followed by DJs Sinead & Emer.

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Map Key Parade Route Parade Start Point Community + Support 1 = The Other Place 2 = LINC

3 = Cork Gay Project 4 = Cork Samaritans LGBT Pubs/Clubs 5 = Loafers 6 = Chambers 7 = Rubys LGBT Friendly Pubs/ Clubs 8 = Freakscene 9 = The Raven

10 = The Woodford 11 = Door 51 12 = Electric 13 = Fionn Barra’s Restaurants 14 - Liberty grill 15 - Gusto 16 - Scoozi 17 - Kethners 18 - Quay Co-op

Other 19 - Mykonos 20 - Noonan Linehan Carroll Coffey Solicitors 21 - Hannon Solicitors 22 - Europhone 23 - Solidarity Books 24 - The Crop Shop


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Sunday 5 8pm till 2am / The Woodford

Bada Bingo Hosted by Kitty Cartier & Bear Midler followed by “Simply Sundays” pride special with Dj’s Angi & Eddie Kay plus a very special live performance. Free Entry.

9.30pm till late / Chambers Bar

Steptastic, UK’s top STEPS Tribute Band followed by DJ Jules €10.00 entry - Move between Chambers & Rubys with wristband.

10pm till late / Rubys

Special Extra Day €10.00 Entry - Move between Chambers & Rubys with wristband.

h t 6 y a d n Mo 8pm / Chambers Bar

Pride wind down Party

8pm till Late / Loafers Bar

Live Music from Majella Murphy.

Drinks promotion & performances.


HAPPY PRIDE! Proud to celebrate our 24th year as your community magazine.




2012 Cork LGBT Pride Acknowledgements Cork LGBT Pride, would like to thank the following for their continued help and support:

Fundraising Nights ¯¯

Freakscene (at the Roxy)


Loafers Bar


Chambers Bar

Prize Sponsors ¯¯

The Boardwalk


Picasso’s Hair Salon


Origin Hair Salon


Curraheen Racetrack


14A Restaurant


Declan Corcoran

Other ¯¯

GayCork.com – Cork LGBT Pride website


Peter O’Toole – Cork LGBT Pride logo designer


Back row (left to right) Clive Davis – Chairman Kery Mullaly – Fundraising Denis Cronin – Treasurer JP McCarthy – PRO and Fundraising, Paul McAndrew – Parade

Photography by Alex Wightman i www.forever-imagery.com

2012 Pride LGBT Pride Committee

Front row (left to right) Eamonn O’Sullivan – Parade Emma Hurley – Vice Chairperson & Parade Ben Power – TENI Representative Davey Walsh – Community, Events & Fundraising Sinead Murray – Volunteer Recruitment Not Pictured Ted O’Connell – Vice Treasurer and Community Events Toddy Hogan – Community Events Alan Murphy – Parade Committee Chairperson Debbie Coveney – Parade Emer McCarthy – Fundraising Jonathan Neville – Website & Brochure Coordinator Joe Mulrennan – Advert Design

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