Across the generations, Irish LGBTQ+ people have emigrated and found opportunities to live and love openly. Yet this journey was rarely a simple transition from an oppressive island to a liberal wider world. Irish LGBTQ+ emigrants often faced prejudice abroad. Home, once a place of shame and silence, could also become a welcoming site of return. This exhibition highlights 12 stories from the vast yet largely untold history of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora.

Exhibition Launch
Tue 8th June 6:30pm

About the
Exhibition

Jun 8th – Dec 1st 2021

#outintheworld

Exclusion

Defiance

Community

Solidarity

Love

Return

What’s your
LGBTQ+
diaspora
story

Exhibition Artist Award
Richard Malone

Finbarr, to me the idea of going back home to live scares me shitless. Ireland is about pretending to be straight. Passing.’

– A line of dialogue from 1985 play ‘Friends of Rio Rita’s’ by
Colm O’Clubhan

Stories from
around the
world

 

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