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The Only Gay in the Village  

1 x 60' 


What is it like for a gay, lesbian or bi-sexual person growing up and coming out in small towns and villages? In a heartfelt, beautiful, funny and intimate portrait of LGBT life in rural Ireland, we discover that the reality is at times both shockingly sad, and uplifting.

Do we still worry about what the neighbours say? Can you walk down the street with your partner without fear, stigma or shame and be an accepted part of the community? Is the idea of ‘the only gay in the village’ still a reality? A year on from the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum, are the services, support and understanding there for people to be open about their sexuality in Ireland in 2016?

The Only Gay in the Village visits Ireland’s towns and villages, hearing stories about fear, family, secrecy and honesty from people coming to terms with being themselves in their rural communities

Production Company:
AN RTÉ PRODUCTION