Derry goes gay-friendly


I don’t go to Derry very often – rarely, in fact, if you discount passing through the place on the way to Buncrana. Partly it’s because if you go out after eight in Derry, you run a reasonable risk of being assaulted by the gangs of hoods that roam the place with impunity. The other thing I don’t like about Derry is the immense pretentiousness of the Derry luvvies, who see their town as the Athens of the North, in opposition to the Belfast Spartans.

But other than that, it isn’t such a bad place. And it’s cheering to be able to say something nice about Derry for once. Given Derry’s well-earned status as the gay-bashing capital of the North, we are pleased to note that to mark the fortieth anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality, the famous Free Derry Corner is being painted pink. Isn’t that a step in the right direction? Hats off to whoever came up with the idea.


  1. Ciarán said,

    July 28, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    This will probably add ammunition for some kind of claim by Ian Óg Paisley that homosexuality is a republican conspiracy.

  2. Frank said,

    July 28, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    ‘We’ hasn’t blogging gone to ones head.

  3. ejh said,

    July 29, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Or that Republicanism…

  4. splinteredsunrise said,

    July 29, 2007 at 11:01 am

    The editorial ‘we’ y’know.

  5. sonofstan said,

    July 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Can’t help think ng that annoying Ian Óg wasn’t the furthest thing from the collective mind of Derry CC in sanctioning this

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