Former President’s son says what happened in Sligo ‘shouldn’t deter anyone from coming out’

Young people are being reassured that the tragic attacks in Sligo this week are ‘not representative of the Ireland that voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality’.

In an open letter to the Irish Independent, Justin McAleese says what happened in Sligo is ‘disturbing, devastating and terrifying – but it is the exception’.

The son of former President of Ireland Mary McAleese says ‘being gay isn’t wrong’, and Sligo shouldn’t deter anyone from coming out, and being the very best person they can be.