Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Inspiring Words From Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar

“My experience of the very successful marriage equality referendum here was that if you want to convince people to change their minds, it’s not by shouting at them or lecturing them or attacking them personally or degrading them. That’s not how you change hearts and minds. And I certainly look forward to meeting him. [U.S. Vice President Pence, not much of a friend to the LGBTQ community] I’d like to hear about his stories and his Irish connections, which he seems to be proud of, and maybe tell him a bit about my story, too.” – Leo Varadkar, Ireland's first openly gay and half-Indian (and, at 38, youngest ever) prime minister.

Read the full interview piece by Maureen Dowd at the New York Times here.

Sharing our stories. That's how you change hearts and minds. Wise words. And inspiring!

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