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NI Human Rights Commission Supports 2021 Pride festival

26 Jul 2021

The NI Human Rights Commission is delighted to support the Belfast Pride festival once again. The Commission will be participating in the virtual Pride 2021 Parade, which will include a video message from Chief Commissioner Les Allamby.

This year’s Pride festival runs from Friday 23 July to Sunday 1 August this year, and includes Pride Day on Saturday 31 July 2021.

NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby commented:

“The Commission is delighted to participate in Pride 2021, and show its support to the LGBTQ+ community and its work more widely. Pride is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a society and also to recognise there is more to do. We are strengthened by equality and diversity, and human rights and equality should be at the heart of everything we do. The Commission wishes everyone a wonderful Pride, and pays tribute to the wonderful work being done by those within the LGBTQ+ community to achieve the full realisation of their human rights in 2021 and beyond.”


Further information:

For further information please contact Jason McKeown on: (028) 9026 9769 or by email on

Notes to Editors

1. The NI Human Rights Commission is a statutory public body established in 1999 to promote and protect human rights. In accordance with the Paris Principles the Commission reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of measures undertaken by the UK Government to promote and protect human rights, specifically within Northern Ireland.

2. Belfast Pride Festival runs from Friday 23 July to Sunday 1 August.

3. The online Pride Day will run from 1.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday 31 July and is available on the Belfast Pride social media channels.

4. Read the Human Rights Commission’s latest Annual Statement here.

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