The Wee Lesbian From Derry Girls Is Coming To Boombox Belfast

It's wall to wall lesbians and vegetarians in Derry these days and the most famous wee lesbian Clare Devlin aka Nicola Coughlan is headed to Boombox Belfast for a bop!

The Wee Lesbian From Derry Girls Is Coming To Boombox Belfast

Next week, there will be an opportunity to meet the wee lesbian herself!

Nicola Coughlan who plays Clare Devlin aka ‘the wee lesbian’ in Derry Girls will be attending a Derry Girls themed ’90s disco at Boombox Belfast proving she’s anything but a craic killer.

There is a limited number of meet and greet tickets which will be available at the door on a first come first served basis.

The final episode of series one saw Clare come out to her school pals.

Coughlan told Radio Times that she knew from the very beginning that her character was gay, even if her co-stars didn’t.

“For me, it was always part of her because I had known when I got the character briefing,” she says. “I knew Clare was gay, but I didn’t realise the others didn’t know. It was not intentional that I was keeping it from them, but I’d known for six months that Clare was gay, and then the others found out.”

She worked it into her character in subtle ways throughout the first series, too.

“I had to be careful with how I played with it in series one. There were little bits and bobs of things, where I was like, ‘OK she doesn’t give a shit about David Donnelly, she’s not really interested in him’. And Charlene Kavanagh, ‘OK she’s really pretty’. It was important that I always knew it.”

The Galway born actress has become somewhat of an icon in Ireland’s LGBT+ community. Earlier this year Coughlan and Siobhán Sweeney (Sr. Michael) were involved with Amnesty UK’s campaign for abortion reform in Northern Ireland.

Coughlan commented at the time: “It was such a proud moment when we repealed the Eighth in Ireland but it’s now time our sisters in Northern Ireland get the change so desperately overdue.”

The series 2 finale of Derry Girls airs next Tuesday at 9:15 pm on Channel 4.

See Facebook for more on the Derry Girls 90s School Disco at Boombox on April 17.

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