Irish Catholic Students March in Gay Pride Parade

Published Date Author: , September 6th, 2014

Catholic School marches in prideThe principal of St. Paul’s High School in County Armagh – one of Ireland’s largest Catholic secondary schools – has defended his decision to have a group of students represent the school at a gay pride parade in Newry last weekend.

The students were accompanied by their principal Jarlath Burns who is known to be a passionate defender of Catholic education.

The school had sent a message on Facebook inviting Year 13 and 14 students to represent their school at the march saying: ‘We are proud to be a school that embraces diversity and promotes inclusivity, further demonstrating commitment to our Catholic ethos… The rainbow flag will be flown at the school to mark our support for equality for all.’

By Sylvia Tan – Full Story at Gay Star News | Ireland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Image via Facebook/St Paul’s Bessbrook

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Shaunet said on September 6, 2014, 9:55 pm:

Well done!

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