- Homaighnéasach - Homosexual
- Leispiach - Lesbian
- Aerach - Gay (it actually means light-hearted but whatever)
Aaand to add on (as someone who’s into both Irish and LGBTQIAP+ stuff), there’s:
- Déghnéasach - bisexual
- Trasinscneach - transgender
- Idirghnéasach - intersex
And, if we generalize from the biology terms, as seems to have been done in English:
- Éighnéasach - asexual
Not sure that last one has been used to describe people yet, but I’m totally going to start!
Awesome! Wasn’t even sure Irish had words for these but I’m so happy we do.
Tadhall and teagmháil are the main verbs for touch in Irish, but it’s also common to say something like leag mé mo lámh air for I touched him (literally ‘I laid my hand on him’) Probably the best one to go with. Sexual connotations are context based anyway. It often can’t be helped.
An bhtuil ceist ag aon duine eile?
FREE DERRY: A self-declared autonomous nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland that existed between 1969 and 1972. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside in January 1969 which read, “You are now entering Free Derry”. The area, which included the Bogside and Creggan neighbourhoods, was secured by community activists for the first time on 5 January 1969 following an incursion into the Bogside by members of the police force (RUC). Residents built barricades and carried clubs and similar arms to prevent the RUC from entering. After six days the residents took down the barricades and police patrols resumed, but tensions remained high over the following months.
Violence reached a peak on 12 August 1969, culminating in the Battle of the Bogside [x]—a three-day pitched battle between residents and police. On 14 August units of the British Army were deployed at the edge of the Bogside and the police were withdrawn. The Derry Citizens Defence Association (DCDA) declared their intention to hold the area against both the police and the army until their demands were met. The army made no attempt to enter the area. The situation continued until October 1969 when, following publication of the Hunt Report, military police were allowed in. [x]
Dead language?!? Ó mo Dhia no it is not. Upwards of 1.8 million people have some knowledge of Irish, with over 77,000 speaking it daily outside of education. Táim ag caint as Gaeilge anois in ainm Dé! Doesn’t look dead to me. But hey I get it, Irish isn’t your thing, that’s fine. But there’s no need to shit on everybody who does care. And only your best six subjects count in the LC so if you fail Irish you won’t the entire Leaving Cert.