Northern Ireland

Legislating to Address Hate Crimes against the LGBT Community in the Commonwealth

There have been significant increases in the number of recorded hate crimes across the globe over the past two years, including hate crimes directed against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people

Ireland: Lyra McKee: kindness defined her, we must fight for her memory

In the North young gay people still come into their LGBT identities mostly on their own. Even in 2019. If their secret is exposed too soon – and Lyra's was – the penalty is isolation, a sort of social solitary confinement, teenage Purdah. 

Northern Ireland: How uncomfortable conversations can save lives

In 2014, aged 24, McKee wrote to her teenage self about being gay, her future in journalism, and being happy