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Anger over chief's meeting with anti-LGBTQ politician

Chief Minister Howard Quayle with the DUP's Edwin Poots

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.

 

 

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