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Longford a ‘better place’ with the LGBT

LGBT Chairperson, Paul Marsden; PRO, Declan Donohoe; and Secretary Donal Kelly with guests Dr Lydia Foy and  Mari Bravo. Photo: Shelley Corcoran

LGBT Chairperson, Paul Marsden; PRO, Declan Donohoe; and Secretary Donal Kelly with guests Dr Lydia Foy and Mari Bravo. Photo: Shelley Corcoran

A crowd gathered in the Longford Library on Monday night last, as Longford LGBT launched their exhibition.

The night was a very enjoyable one. Along with the stunning exhibition, there was plenty of poetry, anecdotes and laughter.

There were more poignant moments too, as the audience learned of the diffculties that members of the LGBT can sometimes face.

This was made all the more clear as transgender rights activist Dr Lydia Foy took to the floor to outline her own story,

Stepping up to the microphone following Dr Foy’s memorable address, Leas-Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council, Cllr Seamus Butler declared that she deserved a Nobel Prize.

Cllr Butler added that the world would be a finer place ‘if people had more respect for their fellow person in all their diversity,’ concluding that, “Longford is a better place for having the Longford LGBT Group”.

Speaking to the Leader as the event drew to a close, LGBT PRO, Declan Donohoe said, “it could not have gone any better’.

Extending his thanks to the community and the library for their support and Donegal Youth Services for the use of the exhibition, Declan added that Longford is “showing itself to be very progressive.”

All are welcome to visit the exhibition, which continues until Friday, July 25.

A member of the committee will be in the library at lunch time each day.

For more information on Longford LGBT, call 086 3022161.

 

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