Three openly gay politicians will take seats on the new Belfast City Council, including the man who brought a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.

A celebratory tweet sent by Sinn Fein Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell following her election………more

John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project commented:

“It is great to see the number of LGBT candidates put forward by the parties in this election. We are particularly proud that Belfast City Council now has three openly LGBT members. This is a great reflection of where Northern Ireland is today and where people want it to be. We hope that in coming years we can ensure the first LGBT member of the Northern Ireland Assembly”.

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