Drivers in the Irish capital were treated to some traffic-stopping entertainment with the launch of Dublin's annual Gay Theatre Festival.
Performers body-painted in rainbow flag colours worked the Samuel Beckett Bridge like a catwalk to reveal this year's eclectic line-up.
Around 20 productions will take part in the festival of drama, art and music, with home-grown talent joined by artists and actors from South Africa, Israel, America, Holland and the UK.
Highlights from next month's celebration of gay culture include Kiss the Women, an exploration of growing up as a black lesbian in South Africa and Working Late, a coming out comedy set during the current economic crisis.
Festival-goers can also look forward to bingo, photography exhibits and a special musical about Irish Eurovision entries.
"The Absolut Gay Theatre Festival Dublin is a brilliant opportunity to see some fantastic international theatre and an insight into gay culture for those who maybe wouldn't get that chance elsewhere," festival director John H Pickering said.
:: The festival runs from May 3 to 16. More information can be found at www.absolutgaytheatre.ie.