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This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with Irish Times columnist and activist Una Mullally, who has been appointed independent chair to oversee Ireland’s first National LGBT Youth Strategy.

Ms Mullally said:

“LGBT young people face a unique set of challenges when striving to fulfil their potential, particularly when it comes to mental health, facing bullying in schools, combatting negative stereotypes, and dealing with the anxiety of environments hostile to their sexuality or gender identity.

I’m looking forward to chairing the development of the first national LGBT strategy for young people, listening to the voices and concerns of LGBT young people, and working with the groups, organisations and individuals across Ireland who have done great work in this area, to come up with more solutions and actions to ensure that one’s sexuality or gender identity does not impede in any way a young person’s potential to live a life as fulfilling as their heterosexual peers.

As someone who grew up gay in Ireland, I understand the struggles and complexities of existing in a society that is sometimes hostile to your identity. I hope to bring that experience, as well as my work as an LGBT rights activist and advocate to this endeavour, and will also be guided by the experts in this field, and most importantly LGBT young people themselves.”

FIGHT!

Una Mullally appointed Independent Chair of first LGBT National Youth Strategy (merrionStreet)

Update:

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Una Mullally Katherine Zappone and unidentified LGBT activists take a bow.

Rollingnews

35 thoughts on “Coming Out

    1. Happy Molloy

      +1

      Don’t agree with the position she might take on a lot of matters but don’t doubt her integrity

      1. jambon

        Jesuitical: practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.

        1. some young queen

          I dont know if you’e being funny of not, but the vast majority of Universities in the united states were founded and run by catholic orders

  1. TheCitizen

    ‘Media personality with no political experience in position of almighty power shock. World stunned.’

    In fairness, Una should be good at this pretty important job.

  2. Baffled

    As a taxpayer, I suppose it’s too much to hope for that people with relevant experience would be the ones who get appointed to State jobs?

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    If it keeps her busy enough to curtail her opining and whining on other topics then fan-bloody-tastic.

    1. Louis Lefronde

      Mufia? Surely you meant ‘Clitoratti’

      I guess that means I’ll remain on the blacklist for 2017

  4. Cot

    This is an insult to the LGBT+ community. Could they not have found someone better than Mullaly? It’s insulting. And she should not have accepted the position, she isn’t qualified by a long shot.

    1. Casey

      Who said they were? Who were they? Where have they complained? Is this a sinister plot as those that identify as straight?

  5. Kenny Plank

    Buzz O’Neill should have got the job. He’s active, vocal, has ideas, is engaged (in the community and issues sense, cannot speak for his marital intentions).

    Oh, but wait he’s in Sinn Fein.

    Mullally is safe, boring, millennial-yelling Amy Schumer soundbyte non-threatening. And works in the Irish TImes. Perfect for Zapper and perfect for the IT readership.

    How about this for BS from Mullally today: http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/una-mullally-home-sweet-home-is-the-real-new-politics-1.2910571?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fopinion%2Funa-mullally-home-sweet-home-is-the-real-new-politics-1.2910571

    No mention it might suit the media not to rock the property developer/landlord boat with all those property ads too..

  6. eric cartman

    Its nice to see that the government has no problem taking advice from a person who publishes hate speech every chance she gets, this will work out fantastically /roll eyes

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