remembrance

US: Five Key Moments in Queer Activism, from Stonewall to Today

In speeches written for our Queeroes Awards dinner, historian Hugh Ryan revisits some of the most crucial moments of our community's history.

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