"There is no crime that warrants a paramilitary death sentence and no justice served in splintering someone’s kneecaps into a thousand pieces. The one thing that is created is fear. And fear lets you rule."
“If we as a society are to expect people to reconcile with the Twelfth, and to eventually participate in it, we should stop expecting them to get out of town or stay at home with their doors and windows locked.“
“Protect the NHS. Recognise it for what it is. A miraculous piece of compassion, responsibility and shared good in an increasingly hostile and individualist United Kingdom.”
“Suggesting that people laugh at those struggling within working class communities would be met with rightful horror. Frame this as harmless jest, throw in a catchphrase or two, and you’re on your way to a surefire viral sensation.”
“What is infuriating is that Foster is positioning herself and her party as the victims in all of this, with the insinuation that they are the ones who are being oppressed for their views. To make out that the LGBT community are the unreasonable ones here is to ignore history and reality.“
"I think it goes for every media organisation, but there needs to be a real commitment to platforming diverse voices. Diversity in Northern Ireland has to mean more than just representing both sides of the community.”
The first ever rally celebrating Trans Pride took place in Writers Square in Belfast on Saturday 2nd June.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland to call for an extension of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.