Tag Archive | Lyra McKee

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]

NI: Lyra McKee (RIP) was an ‘inspiring thinker’

NI: Lyra McKee (RIP) was an ‘inspiring thinker’

(Reuters) – A year after moving to Derry, celebrated journalist, Lyra Catherine McKee, wrote about how she looked forward to “better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets once and for all”. She was killed shortly afterwards, shot dead during a riot that underscored the challenges still faced by Northern Ireland, 21 years […]