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Irish PM Leo Varadkar brought his boyfriend to meet Mike Pence

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Irish PM Leo Varadkar brought his boyfriend to meet Mike Pence

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level 1

I'm Irish and a lot of people here really don't like Leo Varadkar but the fact that he's half Indian and gay has literally nothing to do with it, barely ever gets mentioned and that makes me proud.

level 2

I'm not in touch with Irish politics. Why do a lot of people in Ireland dislike him?

level 2

I'm Irish too and to be fair and honest, when was the last time we actually really liked our taoiseach? (Irish term for pm). None will ever fully please us and as such we will always dislike them. Varadkar has his good points but also his real bad points.

level 2

I’m from Indiana and a lot of people here don’t like Mike Pence and the fact he’s out of touch with basic human rights and was genuinely “shocked” that people in our state “know gay people” IS one of the reasons why. This photo gives a little satisfaction to those of us who fought (and continue) to fight his backward bigoted misogynistic politics. Dude actually tried to govern my uterus. He tried to pass a law (thankfully it was vetoed) that was so poorly written that it implied every time a woman has her period she must have a funeral for any “tissue” that passes because it could be a miscarried fetus. It was bonkers. Our state still doesn’t have hate crime laws or real protection/equality for our LBGT citizens.

Sorry everyone. Most of us in Indiana had nothing to do with this guy. We tried our best and appreciate him being taken off our hands. We never saw Mother much either. He always seems polite, but his views are extreme and unreasonable to those of us who don’t share the same religious beliefs.

level 2

So what I hear you saying is the journalists in Ireland are not race baiting, panphobic, guileless souls that lack an ounce of journalistic integrity.

level 2

When I first read this comment I thought you had said he's "half Indian and half gay." Obviously I felt the need to read it again.

level 2

... Someone in that pic is half Indian?

level 2

As a gay Irishman I agree completely. Great to have had a gay Indian Taoiseach in the history books as protecting our interests from Brexit BUT once this is all said and done we definitely need... well ideally a policy energised member of the Social Democratic party leading a coalition with Green and Labour if you ask me.

level 2

He alluded to that in his speech. Said growing up his sexuality could have put him in prison, now he's running the country and no one gives a toss about his sexuality.

level 2

I dream of a world where you can express dislike of a gay man because he's a douchebag and no one assumes you're just being homophobic.

Maybe Ireland is that world.

level 2

I'm Irish and just found out right now that he's gay and half Indian

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level 1

Is that pink lady mrs pence?

level 2

That's his sister. The article I read didn't say why Mother was unable to attend.

level 2
100 points · 4 months ago

Thats Mother.

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