BBC journalist: My experience of coming out in Ireland
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My experience of coming out in Ireland

For as long as BBC journalist Simon O'Leary can remember, he has always known he is gay.

But as a child the idea terrified him, and he experienced suicidal thoughts.

Now, he has returned to Dublin to reflect on growing up there.

Ireland has since seen the legalisation of same-sex marriage and has had its first openly gay leader. So what has changed for the LGBT community?

This film talks about suicidal thoughts and self-harm, which some people may find distressing. For information and support, visit the BBC's Action Line.

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  • 12 Feb 2020