As part of Pride Month, we look at the perspectives of two gay men from the West of Ireland.  

"Coming Out of the West" is a thought-provoking documentary on the pros and cons of two openly gay men living very different lifestyles.

Gary, lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland and Keith has moved from the West of Ireland to the city center of London. Throughout the film, we see and hear the varying perspectives from each character about their experiences and how they’ve dealt with adversity over the course of their lives.

The video below is published with thanks to the Irish Film Institute (IFI), whom IrishCentral have partnered up with throughout 2019 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails.

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IrishCentral has partnered up with the IFI throughout 2019 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails. You can find all IrishCentral articles and videos from the IFI here.

Gary lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland. IFI