“Kathleen, regarding the gentleman asking about gay-friendly countries, I live in the Midlands of Ireland and have found that gay people are not discriminated or felt to feel different because of their lifestyle. In fact, we’re too busy trying to survive to devote our energies toward bigotry.
“I’m not gay but find Ireland a very welcoming country and there is a philosophy of ‘giving everyone a fair chance.’
“Hope this helps.”
–Stan K., Ireland