Fianna Fáil LGBTQI+ Network
Fianna Fáil has a long and proud history of campaigning for LGBTQI+ rights. From the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1993 by then Justice Minister Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to the delivery of Civil Partnerships in 2010, Fianna Fáil have fought both to defend and extend the rights of LGBTQI+ people for over 30 years.
The Fianna Fáil LGBTQI+ Network aims to ensure the party supports and acts in favour of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people; and to encourage members of this community to join and support Fianna Fáil. The Network was formed by a group of members keen to make connections, advocate for reform, propose new and innovative policy ideas and ensure that Fianna Fáil is welcoming to and representative of the LGBTQI+ community in Ireland.
The LGBTQI+ network exists to strengthen the party’s commitment and action on LGBTQI+ issues from the inside, and to give Ireland the government it deserves to ensure that this country works for the many, not just the few.
The network hosts regular meetings and are an active campaigning section within the Party. They have been supported and assisted by a number of Oireachtas members since their formation including John Lahart TD, Spokesperson on Equality, Senator Erin McGreehan, Seanad Spokesperson on Equality and Senator Malcolm Byrne, Seanad Spokesperson on Further and Higher Education.