David Norris

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David Norris at Pension Levy protest, February 2009.
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David Norris (also known as "Fag Norris" or "Sodomite David Norris"[1]) is a former professor and lecturer at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and an Irish senator. A self-proclaimed Joycean, David led the good fight to decriminalise homosexuality in 1993, aided and abetted along the way by then-President Mary Robinson.

David is renowned throughout the Irish electorate as a witty guy and, regardless of local opinions on homosexuality, the overwhelming majority of Irish people regard him in a positive light. Norris is considered one of a near extinct race of Dublin "characters," following in the footsteps of people such as Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, "Bang Bang," The Diceman, and the Monaghan-born Patrick Kavanagh.

He is currently one of three elected Senators for Trinity College in the Irish senate. He also ran for the Irish Presidency, much to the dismay of a small and sad band of wingnuts. Even though the Irish Presidency is a powerless institution (effectively a glorified diplomat), certain people worried of the possible damaging effects of having an unrepentant homosexual as head of state. He did not win the election.

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