Kieran Rose with President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin December 1992

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Title

Kieran Rose with President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin December 1992

Subject

LGBTQ Activism
Irish Lesbian and Gay Activism
Irish President
Áras an Uachtaráin
Mary Robinson

Description

In December 1992 President Mary Robinson invited Irish lesbian and gay activists to Áras an Uachtaráin (the home of the Irish President). President Mary Robinson had been inaugurated in November 1992 so this was one of her initial public engagements. It was hugely symbolic as she was inviting the Irish lesbian and gay community into the symbolic home of the Irish people at a time when gay sex was still criminalised in Ireland.
Mary Holland wrote of the event in the Irish Times: "Not for the first time, our President, effortlessly and generously subversive of entrenched prejudice, has given a signal that cannot be ignored"
Kieran Rose was a founding member of Cork Gay Collective and an active member of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network).

Creator

Christopher Robson

Source

Kieran Rose Collection

Date

12-1992

Contributor

President Mary Robinson
Kieran Rose

Rights

Permission to use granted by Kieran Rose. Digitising these community resources in a publicly accessible digital archive can be seen as fair dealing and reasonable use of these materials (as defined in the 2000 Irish Copyright Act) and in keeping with the ethos and purpose with which they were produced. In addition to this, Permission to Use has also been granted by the owners of the collections and by the relevant community organisations. Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-Derivatives License. Please credit Orla Egan, Cork LGBT Archive and provide a link back to this site

Format

Jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Still image

Coverage

Ire
1992

Files

Kieran Rose meets President Mary Robinson Aras an Uachtarain Dec 1992.jpg

Citation

Christopher Robson, “Kieran Rose with President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin December 1992,” Cork LGBT Archive, accessed October 15, 2019, http://corklgbtarchive.com/items/show/196.

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