An excerpt from an article about Eamon Johnson in the Belfast Telegraph:
“Four years ago this summer Eamon was crowned Mr Gay Derry and had been one of the favourites to win the Mr Gay UK title.
Back in August 2003 he spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about how his parents were really proud of him after he came out.
He said of winning the local title: “I was pretty nervous about the Gay UK thing initially but all the feedback and the voting has been really positive and I’d like to thank everyone for that.
“My feeling now is this: you have to be seen out there, you can’t hide in a corner or we’ll never get anywhere”.
Please be sure and read the rest of the article. Eamon was 8th in a series of suicides in that area in just a few weeks.
You can also read another article here at Pink News.