As a nation, Ireland has come so far in the last 26 years: we decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, we were the first country to vote ‘yes’ to marriage equality by popular vote, and now we have an openly gay head of state. Progress has come quickly, but there is still work left to do.
Of the 60,000 attendees at Dublin Pride 2018, less than 1% were over the age of 65. Despite their crucial role in the queer liberation movement, they are often forgotten and are more likely to have become disconnected from the community. So, although they’ve never needed it more, they can’t find a way in, even at Pride.