Kerry ETB Shows Solidarity With LGBT+ Community

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With the LGBT+ Pride Flag at Kerry ETB offices on Wednesday morning were, in front; Marie Lynch, Grace Brosnan, Noreen McEnery, Aisling OLeary and Aoife McCormack. At back; Martina Ronan, Marian Sugrue, Seamus Whitty, Krenare Jashari, Mayor of Tralee and Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB Jim Finucane, Karen O’Connor and Betty Corkey. Photo by Dermot Crean

KERRY ETB schools in Tralee and their staff members at the Centrepoint building showed support for the LGBT+ community in the county by raising the pride flag yesterday.

They showed their support as ‘Visible in Kerry: An LGBT+ Perspective’, a major new survey of attitudes of LGBT people living in Kerry was launched this week.

Research was carried out over 5months in 2018/19 and the aim was to document peoples’ experiences of being LGBT+ and living in Kerry. Based on the findings, recommendations would be made to support the community living in Kerry.

Teaching staff and students at Coláiste Gleann Lí with the LGBT+ Flag at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s key recommendations were for a Kerry LGBT+ Solidarity Campaign, a Kerry role model network to be formed for peer support and a Kerry Virtual LGBT+ Resource centre to be established.

The survey found that early experiences of being LGBT+ are difficult for young people. Many young people in this research said they did not feel safe in the school environment and often felt overt and insidious threats of physical assault on corridors because of their sexual and/or gender identity.

Kerry ETB schools Coláiste Gleann Lí and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in Tralee have shown solidarity with the LGBT+ community by raising the flag, while also holding events such as Pride Day and mental health wellness weeks during the school year.

Teaching staff and students at Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí with the LGBT+ Flag at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    That’s now beyond the supporting stage within our society, it’s promoting. I support LGBT too. But, I will never promote as there is a manipulative difference. The consequences of a social backlash in the future is to dangerous for them to pay if your social experiment goes wrong.

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    Rebellious youth never needed nor never had so much encouragement. Shame on the liberal left politically correct establishment for the damage done, as even one victim is too many!