Irish LGBT community outraged after homophobic ‘straight pride’ posters appear in Waterford

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06/17/2021

A number of homophobic posters have appeared in Waterford recently, sparking anger within Irish LGBT communities. The posters, which were first spotted at the start of week, display the words ‘Straight Pride’, and feature a photo of a heterosexual married couple. The caption also reads: “It’s natural, it’s worked for thousands of years, and you can make babies.” It’s the third time in a week the city has been dogged by public displays of homophobia. Over the weekend, LGBT pride flags – which were erected to celebrate pride month – were cut down and burned near City Hall. LGBT campaigner Debbie O’Rourke said: “My first reaction was just shock, like, ‘what is this?’ And then it was like where are they?

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