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Ó Muilleoir honoured to receive Tolerentia Laureate Award

13 October, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he is honoured to be nominated as the first recipient from the North of Ireland of the Tolerentia Laureate Award for his contribution in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Accepting a Tolerentia Laureate Award in Berlin this evening, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said, 

 “I am honoured to have been nominated by the Rainbow Project for my contribution to supporting the LGB&T community during my year as Mayor of Belfast.

 "As many of you know, my home city of Belfast has sadly been divided in the past but one issue increasingly uniting our people is respect and admiration for our exuberant LGBT community who have overcome decades of hurt and exclusion to be exemplary ambassadors of peace and progress.

 “They have shown us that the way forward is an inclusive and diverse society where all are cherished equally and where love is more powerful than politics.

 “Sinn Féin believe in equality and that is why we are determined to have the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community play their part as equals in our society including having marriage equality enshrined in law across the entire island of Ireland not just in the South.”

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