Pride 2020 may be very different but in Bi+ Ireland we still here for our members and we want to make sure that the Pride season is still a means of connection for our members, old and new.
Quick summary of things we are doing for Pride 2020 before we expand out our thoughts:
Now for the extended version:
So what are our plans? Well our plans are still being worked on regularly over in the volunteer hub. We are so aware that Pride in Ireland spreads right across the summer months from late June to the very end of August, when we jump into Bi+ Visibility at the end of September. These 4 months are by far the busiest in the Bi+ Ireland calendar as we engage with the community group online, receive the most new members compared to the rest of the year, engage in outreach and education and host some events. While these are tasks we do all year round, there is a natural increase during June to Sept.
But what about the plans we can share? Well….
Bi+ Ireland will be hosting an online quiz to test your general trivia knowledge (and some LGBTQAI+ specific knowledge) on Friday 26th June at 6pm. There will be prizes to be won so be sure to sign up at https://forms.gle/6j2CwdJsHY5yBtr29
For more details see http://www.biireland.com/news-and-events/sign-up-to-bi-ireland-pride-online-quiz
Bi+ Pride Video
Bi+ Ireland will be compiling a Bi+ Pride video. We would love for you to submit photos, drawings, quotes, whatever you want to represent you this pride season. This will be a public video so please keep this in mind if you submit something. Please be conscious of any identifiers. You can submit anonymously. Please submit your work through the following form: https://forms.gle/5tbsMnymVv42JH6b8
Our online shop is open with badges and more to order. You can also order a free bi+enough card. To mark Pride 2020, you can get the card with no postage cost. This is achieved thanks to the generosity of our members.
To visit our store see https://shop.biireland.com/collections
For the bi+ enough card see https://shop.biireland.com/collections/and-even-more/products/bi-card
Please note: All products are shipped from a smoke free home. There is a dog in the home but a lot of effort is made to try to minimise the risk of dog hair being on any product or envelope. Please be aware that this shop is run by a volunteer. All efforts will be made to do a weekly shipping of sales every Tuesday, but some weeks it may be fortnightly. For example our shop volunteer will be sending off 2 weeks of orders tomorrow (19th June).
There are many amazing virtual Prides happening across Ireland this year. We have already been in contact with a few to see where Bi+ Ireland could mark that Pride but we strongly encourage you all to support all the wonderful virtual Prides happening across Ireland.
You can find Bi+ Ireland guide submission on page 69 of Dublin Pride Guide which you can see here https://dublinpride.ie/pride-guide/
We will be hosting a watch party for the Dublin Pride Parade both on zoom and in our facebook group www.biireland.com/news-and-events/zoom-watch-party-for-dublin-pride-parade
One of our volunteers, Jess Connor was interviewed by BeLonG To as part of their Pride programme. http://www.biireland.com/news-and-events/interviews-videos-by-bi-ireland-volunteers
We are so happy to see so many virtual prides happening that we compiled a list of those events that we are aware of. You can see that list here https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3421009737922633&id=762500430440257
Bi+ Ireland Members
As always we will be continuing to have conversations and facilitate a community space for adults that fall under the bi+ umbrella with a connection to Ireland. We currently have a close Facebook group “Bi+ Ireland Community” and a private Discord server. Please do contact us if you wish to join either.
Thank you for your continued support of Bi+ Ireland and Happy Pride.
Bi+ Ireland links
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/biirelandnetwork/
Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/BiIRL/
Twitter account https://twitter.com/IRLBi
Discord, message Bi+ Ireland