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Lyra McKee is a young gay woman who wrote a letter to her 14 year-old self as a response to recent hate-filled speech by Christians.

She appeared on Monday’s ‘The Nolan Show’ on BBC Radio Ulster to talk about homophobia and coming out in light of Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh’s public announcement at the weekend.

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lrdean1[Top (L-R) Arlene Foster, Stephen Nolan, Caitríona Ruane]

On last night’s The Nolan Show, Stephen Nolan was joined by Arlene Foster (DUP) and Caitríona Ruane (Sinn Féin) on the issue of marriage equality.

This was a day after the NI Assembly defeated a bill to enable marriage equality which already exists in England and Scotland. A marriage equality advocate Dean McKenzie joined the live discussion.

“It doesn’t matter what people’s feelings are, Audrey. Sure, if 99% of people vote to have babies killed it doesn’t make it right and it doesn’t make it right what you’re doing. God doesn’t allow it. You are flying in the face of God, killing human beings which he has created and you will answer some day for it.”

Caller, ‘Mary’ responds to Audrey Simpson of the Family Planning Association on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘The Nolan Show’ [with Stephen Nolan] this morning.

Mary opposes current proposals to change the law in Northern Ireland which could allow for abortion in TFMR cases and for victims of rape and incest.

Abortion: Justice Minister David Ford to consult on changing NI’s laws (BBC News NI)

Previously: Meanwhile, In Belfast