QUEER REPUBLIC OF CORK

QUEER REPUBLIC OF CORK

Cork’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities 1970s-1990s

ORLA EGAN

Onstream Publications, Cork, 2016

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In 2015 the Irish people voted in favour of Marriage Equality for same-sex couples, and the Irish government enacted the Gender Recognition Act – two important steps towards equality and rights for LGBT people in Ireland. These developments did not happen in a vacuum, but rather built on decades of activism by LGBT community organisations and individuals. Taking readers on a journey through the development of Cork’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities 1970s-1990s, this book redresses their invisibility and provides a valuable insight into the development of a vibrant and active LGBT community.

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