Tesco Ireland’s Cork and Munster stores came together to join in on the celebrations at the 2019 Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival Parade.
Tesco, this year’s festival’s lead sponsors, said that it was bursting with pride to once again demonstrate its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“At Tesco, everyone is welcome, and we are proud to empower our colleagues to be who they are when at work,” Ruairi Twomey, marketing director of Tesco’s diversity and inclusion council, said.
Twomey said that the celebration of diversity and inclusion is a big part of Tesco’s identity, adding that Pride gives real positive visibility for this mission.
“Pride has become hugely important to our colleagues and communities, and we are proud to support Cork LGBT+ Festival 2019 for the first time,” he concluded.
The Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival 2019 is an 8-day national event, which ran from the 27th July to the 4th August.
The festival hosted over 30 events across the city and county, bringing thousands to the streets of Cork in celebration.
Bigger & Better
Speaking on the partnership, Clive Davis, Chairperson of Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival said reminisced of a time when The Cork Pride story began, with only “a few brave individuals marching down Patrick Street”.
“Today,” Davis said, “Cork Pride is an 8-day national festival which brings thousands of people onto the streets of Cork to celebrate with us.”
“It takes an army of over 100 people to deliver Cork Pride annually, and along with that hardworking team, it takes partners, supporters, and sponsors.”
“Thanks to the support from sponsors including Tesco Ireland, we can ensure that this year’s Cork Pride is bigger and better than ever and that Cork Pride events always remain free of charge to attend,” he concluded.
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