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Minister on Pride at first LGBT policy.

Byline: COLIN BRENNAN

CHILDREN and Youth Affairs Minister Katherine Zappone has pledged to develop Ireland's first LGBT strategy for young people.

Ms Zappone told the crowd at yesterday's Pride rally the new measures will also tackle homophobia.

She said: "Ireland was shown as a beacon of equality with the result of last year's marriage referendum trending. It is something we can always be immensely proud of.

"However, as people from across the globe gather for Pride it is also important to reflect on the barriers and challenges which remain, in particular for younger members of our community.

"I can now confirm a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Strategy for young people will be developed to build on the National Youth Strategy."

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 26, 2016
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