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Irish President condemns anti-gay bullying

Fri 31 Oct 2008 In: International News

Ireland's President Mary McAleese has urged young people to stand up against those who bully their peers on the grounds of sexual orientation. Mary McAleese Addressing a national forum for LGBT youth, McAleese spoke of the need to respect and celebrate diversity among young people, reports the Irish Times. "Homophobic bullying continues to be a society-wide issue, including in our schools and the link between it and suicide sends a clear message that this trend must be reversed," she said. "By working together, by standing up for the democratic values that we share, by refusing to go along with loudly-voiced prejudices, we can overcome the bias and hostility experienced by many young gay people throughout the country. No-one should have to suffer on account of their sexual orientation." This story continues on the links below.    

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First published: Friday, 31st October 2008 - 9:46am

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