Island social media users have reacted angrily to photos of the chief minister meeting members of a Northern Irish party which has battled against LGBTQ rights.
Howard Quayle was pictured with DUP politicians Arlene Foster and Edwin Poots at the British-Irish Council meeting taking place today.
Mr Poots once described same-sex civil partnerships as "unnatural" and "abominable", and strongly opposed ending a ban on gay men donating blood.
On Twitter, one Manx resident said it "tone deaf" to show the meeting when the government has applied a rainbow effect to its profile picture supporting tomorrows Isle of Pride event.
The irony of you posting this with the pride flag in your profile picture. Just tone deaf.— Alex Scott (@AlexScott72o) June 11, 2021