Queer Action Ireland won't march in this years Dublin Pride Parade as a protest against the involvement of Gardaí.
This year will be the first time members of An Garda Síochána will take part in the event in full uniform.
QAI says it rejects the move given the 2019 parade is happening on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots.
Queer Action Ireland are organising a Pride Alternative as we cannot consciously participate in Dublin Pride 2019, even in an oppositional radical bloc. Rosie Hackett Bridge, June 29th, 12pm!
— Queer Action Ireland (@QueerActionIrl) 12 June 2019
The group is instead organising a Pride Alternative which it says will draw attention to the issues that face the gay community today.