Thursday 8 December 2016

Tanaiste didn't know term LGBT

Published 27/03/2010 | 05:00

It was a moment of great irony to see Tanaiste Mary Coughlan's photograph at the launch of the 'Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Workplace Diversity Guide' (Irish Independent, March 25).

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I will never forget a brief encounter I had with her last September at Societies' Day in Devere Hall in University College Cork (UCC).

Ms Coughlan was making a guest appearance for the Fianna Fail society and, on stopping at our LGBT society's stand, we had to explain to her what the letters LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) stood for.

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