Ms Gay Limerick Michelle Brown, a 41-year old truck driver, was recently crowned Ms Gay Limerick on Saturday, July 2. Since her victory, I Love Limerick caught up with Michelle Brown to see how she was getting on.
Michelle is supporting Bawnmore, Brothers of Charity Services Limerick and was speaking about the organisation at the competition. The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity is a religious voluntary organisation founded in 1807 to care for and enhance the lives of people with disabilities. The Brothers of Charity first came to Ireland in 1883.
Michelle is now currently trying to raise money for a mini-bus for the organisation. “My uncle used to be a resident up there years ago, he had a life-limiting disease and he was only meant to live until he was about 12 but with their great help he ended up living until he was 26. So it was very good.” Michelle said, “He died in 1994 so I went up to the charity and told them I’d do anything to help them out.”
When asked about what she wanted to see in the LGBTQI community, Ms Gay Limerick Michelle Brown wants to see more involvement from everyone at events. “I was thinking we could have an open space and have a nice get together of all ages with music, activities, games and just have everyone together. I feel the older generation could learn a lot from the younger generation and vice versa so it would be great to have everyone together.” She doesn’t want LGBTQI events to be done in bars or pubs all the time because that means the younger crowd are left out.
Michelle has a Facebook page so she can keep everyone up to date with the fundraising events that she’ll organise for Bawnmore. Michelle will be competing for Ms Gay Limerick in April next year – from everyone here at I Love Limerick we wish her the best of luck!
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