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Former radio student discusses coming out in Ireland

Former radio student and BBC journalist  Simon O’Leary discusses coming out in Ireland

For as long as BBC journalist Simon O’Leary can remember, he has always known he was gay. But as a child the idea terrified him, and he experienced suicidal thoughts. Now, he has returned to Dublin to reflect on his journey.

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? Simon returns home to Dublin to find out. This film contains flashing imagery and talks about suicidal thoughts and self-harm, which some people may find distressing.

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