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.
Patrick McDonagh is an independent scholar who obtained his PhD in History from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy in 2019.
His first book, Gay and Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland 1973-93, was published in 2021 by Bloomsbury Academic and was recently awarded an honorable mention in the Donald Murphy Prize category for distinguished first book at the American Conference for Irish Studies.
He has had articles published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality and the Journal of Irish Economic and Social History. He has also contributed chapters to two academic books: From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage: International Perspectives since 1789 [eds. Sean Brady and Mark Seymour] (Bloomsbury, 2019) and Queer Youth Histories [ed. Daniel Marshall] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).
Audience participation and your stories are always welcome at our events and I’m sure that many of you will have memories of that time in Ireland.
Hope to see you there!
You can book your ticket on Eventbrite here or in the widget below.