NUIG Lecturer Tweets Anti LGBT Sentiment during Pride Month

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A lecturer of NUIG has tweeted an anti LGBT Sentiment during Pride Month.

Pride Month is celebrated during the month of June every year where the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways.

Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

The month of June was chosen as Pride Month because it was when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

In recent days, Sean Leen who lectures in the Mechanical and Engineering Department at NUI Galway sent out an anti LGBT tweet in reaction to the choice of jersey that the Ireland team had for a friendly game against the USA on Saturday June 2nd.

Ireland subsequently went on to win that game as they beat the USA on a scoreline of 2-1 in the final Three International Friendly of the Season.

The Republic of Ireland marked the beginning of Pride month by incorporating the rainbow flag into their team kit in their friendly against the USA

On the 2nd of June 2018, the NUIG lecturer Sean Leen sent out the following tweet which has been noticed in recent days by the Student’s Union President and many others.

President of the Students Union Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh and others who have seen the tweet have reacted.

Equality issues have affected NUI Galway in the past when it was at the center of a high-profile gender discrimination row but 2018 saw the University claim official recognition for its work to advance gender equality.

The college has received the internationally recognised Athena Swan bronze awards, which demonstrates a solid foundation in eliminating gender bias.

The above tweet by the NUI Galway lecturer Sean Leen shows that although the University has come so far, equality still seems to be an issue that needs addressing.