This Sunday, February 2, LGBT Noise will host an event for the LGBT community and supporters to respond to the recent controversy over comments made by Rory O’Neill, on the RTE’s Saturday Night Show on January 11.
LGBT Noise commented, “[We] uphold the principle of freedom of speech. We also defend the right to identify, expose, and speak out against homophobia.
“The removal of Rory O’Neill’s comments and the subsequent apology by RTE serves to silence a much-needed debate about the nature and level of homophobia in contemporary Ireland. This explicit censorship makes a mockery of RTE’s role as public service broadcasters.
“[We] object to post-censoring of Rory O’Neill’s comments, the subsequent apology made by RTE to individuals and the Iona Institute, and the use of TV licence-fees to pay compensation.”
This event will take place at:
2.00PM, Sunday, February 2 2014
South King Street (Outside Gaiety Theatre)
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