After his experience as Mr Gay Limerick 2016/17, Christian Moretti reveals what LGBT+ activism means to him in his book ‘Glory is for the Vain, Fight is for the Brave’.
Dr Christian Moretti delves into a a wide range of issues concerning and affecting the LGBT+ community in his first autobiographical venture.
Thought-provoking, straightforward and politically incorrect; this book features a collection of critical and opinion pieces which challenge the social perception of the LGBT+ community in Ireland and the world.
The book’s author, Dr Moretti, is a published novelist, secondary school teacher and was Mr Gay Limerick 2016/2017, having recently passed the title onto the reigning Mr Gay Limerick at this year’s competition hosted by Paul Ryder.
— Christian G. Moretti (@chrisgmoretti) June 3, 2017
During his tenure as Mr Gay Limerick, Dr Moretti was an vocal advocate for LGBT+ rights in Ireland and abroad.
Following the vicious homophobic attack in the Phoenix Park against a gay man last year, Dr Moretti called on the government to introduce hate crime legislation.
When reports from Chechnya of detention, torture and murder of gay men emerged, he urged Ireland to take an official stance and call on Russia to seek justice.
He even worked with some of the other Mr Gay Ireland 2017 competitors to set up a petition to push our government to take action over the Chechnya.
In fact, he won ‘best fundraiser’ at Mr Gay Ireland 2017 after raising over €1200 in aid of facial reconfiguration costs for HIV positive people in Ireland.
Congratulations to Darren Moloney, the new Mr Gay Limerick, Limerick LGBTQ Pride. Who will represent your area… https://t.co/H2k3nNZaOb
— Mr Gay Ireland (@_MrGayIreland_) June 12, 2017
With all that Dr Moretti has done in his reign as Mr Gay Limerick, his successor, Darren Moloney, who was crowned earlier this month is going to have some pretty big activist shoes to fill.
Glory is for the Vain, Fight is for the Brave is available to purchase on Amazon in both print and digital here
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