My experience of coming out in Ireland – BBC News

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?

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