Une journaliste lesbienne tuée dans un attentat en #Irlande.
Faber McKee, was shot while reporting on riots that broke out in the Creggan area of Derry last night.
At 11 o’clock last night a gunman appeared and fired a number of shots towards police.
Tragically she died from her injuries. At this stage we believe her murder was carried out by a violent dissident republican.
She had recently signed a two-book deal with publisher Faber & Faber, who are due to publish her book The Lost Boys next year. The publishing house has called her “a rising star of investigative journalism.”
McKee, an out gay woman, had been vocal in her support for the LGBT+ community. In a 2017 interview with The Irish Times, she said “I thought at 14 you could not be out and proud; that it was a secret that had to be kept at all costs. I believed that it was better to be dead than out and gay.
“I believed that because of all the Biblical scripts. I used to sit in my house at night and bargain with God not to send me to hell. I don’t think any child should have to go through that.”
Edit : j’ai réfléchi à comment reformuler ma première phrase de présentation et « accidentellement » ne convenait pas (le mec a fait exprès), « par hasard » non plus, « tragique méprise » avec qui ? En fait, chaque fois qu’une attaque terroriste (des militant·es qui tuent au hasard pour inspirer la terreur et faire avancer leur cause) tue, ça tombe sur des gens très bien. Il se trouve que parmi les #victimes il y avait cette militante lesbienne et journaliste talentueuse.