Irish Queers

New York, NY, United States

Website

(212) 289-1101

Irish queers first started coming out as a movement in the 1980s, when writer Joni Crone stunned Ireland by outing herself on the Late Late Show. The Irish Lesbian & Gay Organization was started in 1990 by a group of queer Irish immigrants in New York. A few friends placed an ad in an Irish American newspaper, trying to find Irish queer community in a way that hadn’t been available in closeted Ireland. They started meeting, breaking down their isolation and silence as Irish queers, and soon had the idea of coming out in the most public Irish American venue there is: the St. Patrick’s Day parade…

There are no new stories, only ongoing struggles. Irish queers continue in a long line of fighting for civil rights, justice and equality, and we will continue until we defeat the religious right attempt to hijack our communities and control our identities. The St. Patrick’s Day parade – the most public expression of the Irish community in America – is the right place exactly to stage our struggle.

Visited 357 times, 3 Visits today

Posted in Politics

Reviews are disabled, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Related Listings

(917) 710-1849

1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, United States

The Irish American Republicans are a national organization, originally organized in 1868 and chartered in 1880, dedicated to promoting the principles of the Republican Party, building Republican support among the 45-million-strong Irish-American community, strengthening relations between Ireland and the United States, and supporting the cause of justice and peace in… Read more…

(212) 297-6107

420 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10170, United States

There are many ways in which you can help to further Sinn Féin’s aim of achieving Irish Unity and independence including reaching out to your elected officials, writing a letter to the editor and joining others who have a similar mindset. Read more…

1-800-Ireland 

38 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965, United States

Irish Northern Aid is an American based membership organization that supports, through peaceful means, the establishment of a democratic 32-county Ireland. Read more…