Tag Archives: LGBTQ

An open letter to Liam Payne of One Direction – Try a Little harder

Dear Liam, I believe that you are being honest when you say that you are not homophobic. I also believe that you genuinely meant no harm. I don’t believe that you should be vilified for your “throw away statement” about a song that … Continue reading

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Is ‘Balanced’ Debate Fair to Families?

Is the price of ‘balanced’ debate, in the context of the Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland, too high? How is balance determined? Surely it is over simplistic to establish balance on the basis of air-time or column inches alone. Is … Continue reading

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Irish Mammies

Irish mothers do not have preferential status in Irish law The notion of an exclusive mother-child relationship is not universal The mother-child relationship is culturally constructed The notion of an exclusive mother-child relationship emerged circa 1830 Mother-child relationships are influenced by … Continue reading

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Let’s Make History

I said these words  at the Amnesty “Lets make history ” Campaign for Marriage Equality Launch outside the historic GPO, Dublin, March 22nd 2015 There are so many reasons to vote yes on May 22nd that I could speak for … Continue reading

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