Fermoy has been recognised for its leadership on the topic of LGBTQI rights in the European Parliament this week, as the Parliament are set to adopt a resolution declaring the entire Union as an LGBTQI Freedom Zone.

In line with a stance taken by Fermoy last year, the European Parliament decision on opposing LGBTQI discrimination will send a ‘strong and clear signal’, according to Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher.

“This is a welcome recognition of the progressive leadership Fermoy gave when faced with choosing to maintain its twinning relationship with the Polish town of Nowa Deba or stand up for LGBTI rights. Fermoy’s stance forced the Nowa Deba authorities to back down and rescind its declaration…”

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