It is 30 years since I came out. I was 18. It was 1984 and Ireland was a very different country. Being gay meant I was a criminal.
A year earlier, 31-year-old Declan Flynn had been savagely beaten to death by a gang of young men in Dublin's Fairview Park. The gang who killed him walked free from court on suspended manslaughter charges in March 1983. The case provoked fury among an emerging LGBT activist community and resulted...
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