5 Oct 2021

‘Only certain people are celebrated here’: Tackling racism in LGBTQ+ community

A Cork-based charity has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the racism queer men of colour and Travellers experience from within the LGBTQ+ community

The Gay Project, a Cork organisation that have advocated for LGBTQI+ rights since the 1970s have launched the #ProudAF campaign in response to the “sexual racism, racial profiling, objectification and fetishisation, cultural differences and discrimination perpetuated by white and settled LGBTQI+ people.” 

The organisers say the campaign is a “call to action” that asks the wider LGBTQI+ community to examine their own behaviours and change them to make the community a more accepting and inclusive place for everyone. Read here