Ruane calls for support for Anti-Homophobia week

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Community, Politics, What's On
Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called for people to support Anti-Homophobia week. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane stated, “I fully support this week of events that offer an opportunity for all of us to take a stand against homophobia. “Unfortunately, despite changing attitudes and anti-discrimination laws, many lesbian, gay and bisexual people still face prejudice. More than two fifths of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people have been bullied at school on account of their sexuality. “People should not be victimised or bullied because of their sexuality. No one should be apprehensive or reluctant to report the fact they have been bullied or victimised or abused. Ruane added, “Anti-Homophobia week is an opportunity for all of us to stand up against homophobia. “I encourage anyone who feels that they have suffered prejudice because of their sexuality to report it in order to help combat homophobia and to ensure that other people do not receive the same unacceptable treatment.”
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