Growing Up Proud


This afternoon.

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The launch of the first LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy in Ireland (and the world)…15 goals focusing on “improving the health of Ireland’s LGBT youth, creating safe and supportive environments and using data to better understand the lives of LGBT young people”.

Irish Times columnist Una Mulally, independent chair of the strategy’s oversight committee, writes:

Ireland has an opportunity to emerge as the best country in the world in which to grow up LGBT+, and we are well positioned to take that challenge on and inspire other countries to follow our leadership.’

From top: Mary Claire Dorgan; Minister for Children and youth Affairs Katherine Zappone & former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh; Minister for Health Simon Harris and from left: Martha Rovira, Maria Ginad and Maria Curecheru

LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy


23 thoughts on “Growing Up Proud

    1. SOQ

      This colourful display of solidarity is a bit awkward when the education of young people in this country is primarily controlled by establishment people of a homophobic faith surely?

      I’m asking for a friend obviously.

      1. SOQ

        Just because ‘you’ have arrived doesn’t mean ‘we’ have arrived. Drain the swamp, including…. no actually as a priority…. the CCMS.

          1. SOQ

            Try the new new fangled idea the kids are down with called the google… or is that the hoover? Pretty sure the functional brand domination is google if you work in D2.

  1. Ollie

    Old news. You are gay/queer/unqueeri/notbi/unsure/attention seeking/lgbtxxkvyddhv?

      1. mildred st meadowlark

        I’m not actually a fan of nipple clamps actually. A clit vibrator is my decided preference. Just in case you were curious.

        1. SOQ

          Had to ‘google’ that Millie. Are you sure you are not an illegal immigrant from Lesbiania?

    1. shortforBob

      Comments here have previously mentioned he suffers from Crohn’s disease (and a quick search is enough to confirm it).

  2. Junkface

    Live and Let live and sure everyone will be happy.

    Live and Let Die on the other hand Rocks!

    “Duuuuuunnnnn, Duuuuuuuuuunnnn……….Duuuuuuuuuuuunnnnn, Duuuuuuuunnnnnnnn”

  3. Nullzero

    If there’s a bandwagon going through town Simon Harris is hanging off the back of it

  4. dondon

    Its getting like a little Briton sketch of David Thomas the only gay in the village
    This gay assault is getting tiresome
    Soon straight people will be displayed in museums
    Anyway I never knew Simon Harris was a member of the LGBT? Community

    1. ReproBertie

      If it annoys bigoted old cranks like you I’m all for it.

      Was it in Portlaoise that young fella was beaten in a homophobic attack a couple of days ago? Ireland has a long way to go yet.

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