TV3 Political Correspondent Ursula Halligan in 2010
Homophobia was so deeply embedded in my soul, I resisted facing the truth about myself, preferring to live in the safety of my prison. In the privacy of my head, I had become a roaring, self-loathing homophobe, resigned to going to my grave with my shameful secret. And I might well have done that if the referendum hadn’t come along….
…As a person of faith and a Catholic, I believe a Yes vote is the most Christian thing to do. I believe the glory of God is the human being fully alive and that this includes people who are gay.
Ursula Halligan: Referendum pointed me towards telling the truth about myself (irish Times)
(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
#UrsulaHalligan : “I have only told my brothers and sisters in the last few days. It’s only in the last few days I have told people.”
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#UrsulaHalligan : “I have gotten the most beautiful warm responses by my family. My mother is four square behind me” — TheAntonSavageShow (@AntonSavageShow) May 15, 2015