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Stevie Donnan

LGB&T activist

LGB&T Activist, member of the Love Equality NI consortium. Equal marriage campaigner since 2011.
Abortion Law Is Killing Women in Northern

Abortion Law Is Killing Women in Northern Ireland

The fact that four completely volunteer funded and non-profit organisations are doing the job of the State in providing advice, counselling, medical care and financial assistance for women's reproductive health is nothing less than a bloody disgrace; this has to end before we have another Savita Halappanavar.
19/01/2016 08:00 GMT
SNP and the Lib Dems Are Now the Real

SNP and the Lib Dems Are Now the Real Oppposition

The Opposition that doesn't Oppose is not something to aspire to. If Labour hadn't permanently destroyed any chance of recapturing those left wing votes they have lost to the SNP in Scotland or to the Greens and Plaid Cymru in England and Wales before the election then they have assured that outcome tonight.
21/07/2015 10:25 BST
Mhairi Black Speaks for

Mhairi Black Speaks for Me

I pay my taxes because one day it might happen to me again. Mhairi Black didn't just speak for the people in her constituency that voted SNP or even within Scotland, she spoke for the thousands of us who know what it is like to feel the sting in the tail of a Government without heart.
17/07/2015 11:58 BST
Dear Weirdos: You Are Loved, You Are Valued, You Are

Dear Weirdos: You Are Loved, You Are Valued, You Are Amazing

It took a long time for me to realise, with the help of counsellors at the Rainbow Project and Lifeline (two fantastic resources that I was able to use to save my own life) that I am loved, I am valued and I am as deserving of happiness as anyone else. But it has to start with accepting yourself first.
14/07/2015 22:39 BST
Marriage Equality in the USA Is Not the End of the

Marriage Equality in the USA Is Not the End of the Road

Yes Friday is a good day to be gay and a good day for the American people but we cannot forget that we have a long way to go. Let's take this victory and carry on with a renewed vigour to make the rest of the world better too.
29/06/2015 11:25 BST
Austerity is a Buzzword for

Austerity is a Buzzword for Damage

I've grown tired of pretending that austerity is nothing more than pulling our socks up and tightening our belts. People are starving, homeless, falling through the cracks of society and dying. Pulling our socks up? Spare me.
25/06/2015 11:33 BST
I am Pro Choice. I Am Not

I am Pro Choice. I Am Not Ashamed

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with the truth that I am pro Choice and I am unashamedly so. I was always afraid to say it because of the nature of NI's deeply conservative society and how it would reflect on my character.
02/02/2015 12:28 GMT
Trans Suicide - The Unspoken

Trans Suicide - The Unspoken Epidemic

I'm a little angry and here's why: in 2014 and every year before that I have read story after story about young LGBT people taking their own lives, being locked up, turned out onto the streets and made homeless, fired from their jobs, being hospitalised, murdered.
26/01/2015 16:34 GMT