Transatlantic Connections Conference |Keynote Brendan Fay
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From Exile to Equality; Being Gay and Irish in America
Brendan Fay is a well-known Irish New Yorker and St. Patrick’s Day parade activist, and co-founder of the St. Pat’s for All parade in Queens. In 2016, Fay succeeded in having the Irish LGBT community represented in the 'official' St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan. Brendan is travelling to Ireland to speak about his experiences in the USA as a gay Irish man, and the struggle for the Irish LGBTQ community in New York for equality.
The Transatlantic Connections Conference will open on Wednesday January 11th at 7pm, beginning a four-day program of panels, lectures, keynote talks and cultural events by guest speakers from home and abroad.Panels continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lunchtime lectures with guest speakers take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Keynote Lectures each of the evenings. There is also an Arts Program, including Arts Corner talks, Art Exhibitions and live music each evening.
Conference panels, lectures, arts and events are all open to the public and free of charge.
There are two main venues for all events:
The Conference website is www.taccireland.com