Declan Flynn 40th Anniversary event
The LGBT Staff Network invites you to a presentation and discussion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the homophobic murder of Declan Flynn in Fairview Park, Dublin.
Dr Diarmuid Scully, UCC School of History, will speak at 1pm on Friday 9th September, in the Aine Hyland Room, ground floor, in the Hub Building.
Declan Flynn's murder - and his killers' trial - had a huge impact on LGBT people and the wider public. Homosexuality was still a criminal offence when Declan Flynn was murdered. His killers walked out of court with suspended sentences.
Diarmuid Scully's presentation looks at the climate of homophobia in 1980s Ireland, responses to Declan Flynn's murder, including intersections with violence against women, and the legacies of the protests that followed his murder.
All welcome. Registration not required. Teas/coffees will be available after the talk.