Gaelcholáiste Holds Pride Day To Show Support For LGBTI+ Students

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Fifth and sixth year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who took part in Stand Up Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students took part in Stand Up Week where they showed the inclusive nature of the school.

They ran a Lá Bród/Pride Day on Friday were students were asked to dress up as a colour of the rainbow flag.

“Such a small gesture can be incredibly meaningful in creating an inclusive atmosphere  and create a supportive place for LGBTI+ students in the school community,” said Career Guidance teacher, Eibhlín Ní Mhuircheartaigh.

“Stand Up Week is an opportunity for schools to look at how they can make them safe and supportive places and to stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Students also created posters and banners which they hung around the school,” said Eibhlín.

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  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    So much for politically neutral safe space in our schools for our children.

    Career Guidance teacher, Eibhlín Ní Mhuircheartaigh has the right message.
    However, as a conservative, I believe in teaching my children much the same message in a sanative discrete way that encourages non judgement, tolerance and personal respect. But, without promoting or encouraging it!

    Sadly, I would think twice before sending an adolescent to this school and before someone accuses me of being homophobic – I am not.
    Some of the nicest people I have worked with and count as friends are openly gay.

    Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s hard when gay people enter the teenage years and I do feel main stream education has it’s part to play. But, I hope parents are consulted on how to systematically do this in an agreed, appropriate and the correct way, free from the politically correct crusaders who just feels the need to virtue signal, promote and in this case flag wave every colour of the rainbow, LOL.