Leo Varadkar Comes Out on Irish Radio


The Irish Minister for Heath has announced he's gay on Irish morning radio. 

Leo Varadkar, who is a member of the Fine Gael Party, wanted the public announcement to highlight that, as a minister, he, too,  is impacted by current laws prohibiting equality in Ireland: equal marriage; blood donation etc.

Both these things will feature on the Irish political agenda for 2015.

In May, the Irish public will vote in a referendum that will decide whether the country legalises gay marriage. Mr Varadkar admits that his decision to come out publically will reflect in his support for the yes campaign.

Additionally, he said that, whilst he was not frightened about coming out, he was worried that he had now made a target of himself. 

We'll have an expanded post on this tomorrow.

You can listen to the broadcast on the RTE website.





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