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Hurling star speaks out against homophobic bullying

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/03/2013. Hurling star speaks out against homophobic bullyingTags: Secondary School News

A hurling star has spoken out against the homophobic bullying of school children.

Donal Og Cusack has helped to launch the Stand Up Against Homophobic Bullying campaign - an initiative that has the support of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, the Irish Independent reports.

Cusack was the first elite sportsman in Ireland to announce his homosexuality and noted young people have enough to worry about without being concerned with the implications of revealing their sexuality.

The campaign will run from March 11th to 15th and has been organised by Michael Barron, director of the youth group Belong To - an organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people aged 14 to 23 that aims to provide fun and safe services for youngsters across Ireland.

Cusack said he is keen to focus on matters that mean a lot to him since his inter-county career finished, stating: "I need to do stuff I'm passionate about - that's what I want to keep my mind on."

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