Free Derry Corner Gets Queer Make-Over


The iconic Free Derry Corner has been given a queer make-over to celebrate the launch of Foyle Pride.

Four large cut-outs representing key figures in LGBT history were pasted on to the gable wall yesterday, overlaid on the famous ‘You are now entering Free Derry’ text, and accompanied by a banner reading ‘Queer Icons: Foyle Gay Pride 2015’.

Sha Gillespie with artist Sara Greavu, Meabh O Neill and Colleen O’Neill (photo from Derry Journal)

Pasted on the wall are lesbian activist Storme deLarverie; Mark Ashton from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners; Marsha P Johnston, drag queen, gay revolutionary and Stonewall instigator and transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, reports Derry Journal.

The Foyle Pride festival runs from August 22-31. For information on events, visit their website.

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