Online Event with Dr Patrick McDonagh: Gay and Lesbian Activism In Ireland

Dr Patrick McDonagh

For Pride Month, we wanted to ensure that we had an online event that would be of interest to all our members and their friends. As they say, to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’ve come from.

That’s why we’re delighted to announce that author of ‘Gay and Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland 1973-93‘, Dr Patrick McDonagh, will join us to chat about ‘Dr. Patrick McDonagh author of ‘Gay and Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland’, will discuss The Rise of Pride in Ireland in 70s & 80s’ on June 21st at 8pm.

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Patrick Curran R.I.P.

Friends, we just found out the sad news that our friend and previous Treasurer of the London Irish LGBT Network has died.

Our current Treasurer, Joseph Healy remembers Patrick.

L-R: Patrick Curran R.I.P, Former Ambassador to Great Britain, Daniel Mulhall.

Patrick Curran, who was the Treasurer of the Network died in April of this year but I have only recently heard of his untimely death. Patrick came from near Kells in County Meath and, like many of us, had been living in London since the 1980s. He joined the committee in 2018 and became Treasurer and took part in several social activities with the Network.

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Pride: sore feet and cheekbones!

For Pride month, our members are sharing their stories, our committee member, Ed Magee, tells his story.

Committee Member Ed Magee (right) and friends at Pride.

Pride and what it means to me – sore feet and cheekbones! 

By Ed Magee 

I’ve only marched twice in Pride, once with Harrow and Brent council and once with Camden council but I’ve volunteered since 2012 with Pride. 

Volunteering for Pride is a long day making it safe for everyone. It takes a huge number of volunteers and an immense about of planning behind the scenes all done by a core team of volunteers.  You should see the training on how to manage the road crossing it’s a precision operation.  

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Event: Meet up at London LGBTQ Community Centre

London Irish LGBT Network would like to invite you to an informal Saturday afternoon get-together at London LGBTQ Centre on Saturday 11th June at 3pm.

It’s a chance for our group, friends and allies to come together in a relaxing environment and in an environment where there doesn’t need to be alcohol involved.

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