08:31 Tuesday, 17 May 2022
An organisation for young LGBTQI people says homophobia still exists in Ireland.
In 1993 Ireland repealed laws that criminalised consensual sexual activity between men.
Today marks International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
69 countries around the world still criminalise LGBT individuals.
CEO of BeLong To Moninne Griffith, says the LGBTQI community here still faces discrimination even after the progress of recent years:
‘So despite after 7 years of introducing marriage equality in Ireland, gender recognition, pride parades and rainbow flags flying along the Liffey for Dublin Pride, homophobia, transphobia and biphobia are still a problem in Ireland’