Members of the LGBT community across Cork are still subjected to Homophobic abuse
That's according to an Interagency Steering Group who have organised this year LGBT Awareness week with the theme- "Cork - A republic of equals"
The Lord Mayor of Cork officially launched the week long event earlier today with the rainbow flag once again flying over the City Hall.
Talks and workshops have been organised at various locations across the city, to demonstrate that LGBT individuals are family members, community residents, constituents, and citizens in an effort to push back against such homophobia.
Speaking to RedFM News Chair of the LGBT steering group Siobhan O'Dowd says attitudes are changing all be it slowly.
More from Cork
Met Éireann's Extended Its Status Yellow Warning For Snow And Ice To The Whole Country
The forecaster's warning of icy stretches on roads and footpaths
A New €750,000 Visitor Development Is Being Officially Unveiled At Fota Wildlife Park
The 'Madagascan Village' includes a number of endangered species such as the Black and White Ruffed lemurs
Polish Man (24) Has Been Remanded In Custody
He was charged in connection with an incident where a teenager was attacked and robbed in west Cork on December 1st
Police In New Zealand Confirm Another Person Has Died Following Monday's Volcanic Eruption On White Island
This brings the total number to 15
Hospital Consultants Say Winter Can't Be Constantly Blamed For Hospital Failures
Cancer Services for Children were curtailed at Crumlin Childrens' Hospital this week over an increase in winter bugs
Cork Bus Company Is Hoping To Make Travel To West Cork Easier From The New Year
West Cork Connect is awaiting approval of a third operating time from Cork city to Skibbereen