Northern Ireland Office spent only £318 in recent years to advance LGBTQ rights

The money was allegedly spent on rainbow lanyards and nothing else


Words: Steve Brown

The Northern Ireland Office has spent around £318 in recent years trying to advance LGBTQ rights in the UK territory.

According to a Freedom of Information request by Channel 4 News, the money was reportedly spent on just rainbow lanyards.

Over the weekend, Sara Canning – the partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee – expressed shocked when she heard what the money was spent on while leading a marriage equality march in Belfast.

Currently Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not recognise same-sex marriage and the Love Equality campaign has been pushing for the British Government to act up and force the law.

The Northern Ireland Office reportedly said that the government will be keep its position on same-sex marriage under review.