Tag Archive | Shá Gillespie

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

“Our vision for a permanent rainbow crossing at a prominent position in Derry city centre has been realised. Contractors completed the work [on] Monday evening, Sep 6th, shortly before midnight”, said Jim Doherty, Chairperson of Foyle Pride Committee 2020. “We would like to thank the Foyle Pride Committee 2020 for initiating this project, and Derry […]

Update: Poots Protestor Gillespie Speaks Out

Update: Poots Protestor Gillespie Speaks Out

The activist who raised a rainbow flag behind Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health, Edwin Poots, (previously reported by EILE here) at an event in Derry City, has spoken to EILE Magazine. Shá Gillespie, the Derry-based LGBT rights campaigner and former chair of Foyle Pride, spoke of her reasons behind the protest: