Faye O’Donoghue

Faye O’Donoghue moved to London from Waterford last year to study. She thinks that a yes vote on May 22nd will give Irish LGBT people peace of mind, knowing that some day they will be able to legally marry someone they love. “I found growing up gay in Ireland quite difficult at times. Knowing that the Constitution didn’t consider me …

David McGovern

David McGovern is a recent graduate from the London College of Fashion, currently working in London. Originally from Drogheda, he is calling on people to vote yes on May 22nd to help secure a brighter future for Ireland. “This is a way to make Ireland a better country, for society to be more connected and for people to be proud …

Menna Beynon

Menna Beynon is originally from Wales, but currently living in London. She has seen the positive impact that the introduction of same-sex marriage has had in the UK and hopes that her Irish girlfriend will soon be have a right to marry in her homeland. “Please go home and vote. Take that boat. Your vote is really important. I’ve got …

Michelle & Patrick

Michelle Dundass & Patrick McLoughlin are old friends from Galway, both now living in London, who came together for the first time in several years to show their support for the same-sex marriage referendum. Both Michelle & Patrick say they would be more likely to move home if their right to marry was recognised, like it is in England. “Being …

Julie D’Lima

Galwegian Julie D’Lima lives in London but hopes to someday move home, get married and raise a family. She believes that a yes vote on May 22nd will send out a positive message that Ireland is a place that accepts the diversity of the world we live in, a place where discrimination is not accepted. “Something that’s really important to …

Victoria & Ross

Ross Frenett is originally from Cobh, but currently lives in Westminster. He and Victoria Wallace are involved in the Irish Abroad for YES campaign and are calling on those Irish citizens who are ineligible to vote or who can’t make it home to play their part in ensuring the referendum is carried on May 22nd. “We got married a year …

William Edgill

William Edgill divides his time between Offaly and Russell Square in London. William says the vote on same sex marriage simply boils down to fairness. Although he can’t vote himself, he is hoping people at home will make it to the polls on May 22nd to vote yes. “I believe in fairness. At present it’s anything but fair. I’m very …

Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is a teacher from Cork, currently living in Ireland. She says that a yes vote on May 22nd would be a major step in the right direction for equality in Ireland. She looks forward to attending the weddings of gay friends and for these unions to be recognised in the same way as her straight friends’ marriages. “Marriage …