A solidarity event is to be held this week, after a church in Dublin 10 faced criticism for flying a pride flag.
Last week, Ballyfermot Assumption Parish shared a picture on social media of the LGBT flag flying outside its church, with a caption saying "all are welcome".
1.) On Wednesday Ballyfermot catholic Assumption parish, Dublin raised the LGBTQ pride flag.
— Sean Óg (@SeanieOg2) June 18, 2021
The Facebook post received hundreds of comments, with some labeling the move as "anti-Catholic".
— Cllr. Daithí Doolan (@DaithiDoolan) June 21, 2021
The Ballyfermot Anti Racism Network will hold an event on Friday evening.
Organisers say the gathering will celebrate and support the local LGBT community.