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Galway Pride: A Growing Cause For Concern

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To the Galway LGBT community:

Dear friends,

For too long now our little community has been subject to criticism due to it's in house disputes. It has been said that the gays get on with everyone else except themselves. Now is the time to change this statement and direct our Pride Festival in the direction of where We would like it to go.

The only way this can happen is to alleviate the individuals who feel their sole basis for involvement is to make a personal profit or a business profit. It is apparent that so called 'splits' within the community come from within the choosing of venues and business' to host Our events. Perhaps by consolidating as a community, we can then consolidate our venues.

Our Pride festival has once again run out of our control through an individual's personal interest and alas, we have let that happen. Galway has a busy few years ahead of it and the LGBT community are a vital part of that. For one week of the year we get to just be ourselves through our vibrancy and colour. So folks, we all have a choice here. Do we continue as we are; bickering amongst ourselves with endless in house drama or do we move forward and make changes as a community? Now is the time to do that.

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