Interview: Rachael Donovan

Here is the second interview from the interviews I did with gay, transgender and androgynous people. Was really great interviewing everyone but it was great to get interview someone from Ireland for the interviews been Irish myself.

Here is Rachael Donovan’s interview:

Name: Rachael Donovan

Age: 20

From: Cobh, Cork

At what age did you first realise that you were gay?

I was sixteen when I came out as bisexual but around eighteen was when I figured out I’m gay.

Have your family and friends always been supportive?

My friends- yes. My family have no idea yet except for a few of my cousins who have been supportive.

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?

The most influential people have been Ellen Page and Ellen Degeneres because they have reminded me that I am not alone.

Have you ever experienced discrimination in life because of your sexuality?

Yes. Slightly. I don’t think my mother is very supportive.

Do you think that the world have become more accepting and welcoming to gay people in more modern times or do you feel that there is still a long way to go?

Yes I think it has.

What would you say to someone out there who is struggling with their own sexuality or coming out or who is been bullied or discriminated against because of who they are?

That they are not alone and there is always someone to talk to.

Are you religious? What do you think of the Church’s attitude towards gay people?

I am not very religious. I think it is shocking about the way the Church discriminates against us.

Have you ever been in love?

Yes. It didn’t end well.

Are you married? If so, what was your wedding day like? If not would you like to get married someday?

I am not married but I would like to be.

Are you a mother? If so, what does motherhood mean to you? If not would you like to be a mother someday?

I am not a mother and still not sure if I would like to be.


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