Growing Up Gay
Via journalist Anna Carey on Twitter, comes the news that two of the stars of documentary Growing Up Gay, Riyadh and Siobhán, are set to appear tonight on The Late Late Show (RTÉ 1, at 9:30pm after the news).
Directed by Aoife Kelleher, of Crossing The Line Films, Growing Up Gay follows a year in the lives of young LGBT people in Ireland over the course of two episodes. The programme’s makers approached the members of a number of LGBT youth groups around Ireland as part of their research.
As many of the readers of this blog may know through experience, awareness of one’s sexuality can emerge in the early teens, yet we may not speak about it until around the late teens – well, that’s the case for the lucky ones, at least! Serendipitously, the programme coincides well with BeLonG To’s Stand Up! campaign, and it provides “a frank and sensitive exploration” of the young people’s experiences.
We say: both tonight’s Late Late and Growing Up Gay are well worth a watch. Tune in!
- The Late Late Show: Friday, 16th April 2010 at 9:30pm – RTÉ 1
- Growing Up Gay: Starts Monday, 19th April 2010 at 9:30pm – RTÉ 1
- Telling Dad I’m gay was really tough, but he’s fine now (Evening Herdild)
- Crossing The Line explores ‘Growing Up Gay’ (IFTN)
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