Unlikely Allies and the “New” Sinn Féin in America

By Samantha Renee Haddad- On March 12, 1996, Gerry Adams spoke at a “Rally for Peace” in New York. The event was sponsored by influential Irish American organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) and Irish Northern Aid (Noraid). While at the rally, Adams was confronted by a member of the Irish Lesbian... Continue Reading →

‘Locally, too, the atmosphere brightened’: Kinship among gay rights activists during The Troubles

By Bridget Keown-  Just before 1:00 am on June 3 1979, Anthony McCleave, a thirty-six-year-old Catholic homosexual who worked as a hospital porter, was found lying by a security barrier on Chichester Street by a passer-by.[i] He had severe facial injuries, and despite attempts by the passer-by and the firemen and ambulancemen who eventually arrived... Continue Reading →

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