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Gay couple is 'being forced out'
Two gay men
One of the Derry couple is disabled
An elderly gay couple living in the Creggan area of Londonderry say they may be forced to leave because of ongoing homophobic attacks.

In the latest incident, a gang threatened to burn the couple - one of whom is disabled - out of their home.

David McCartney, manager of the Rainbow Project, said it had reached "the stage where these two men feel they have to speak out".

"And it's quite a courageous thing for them to do," he said.

"The stuff that's been happening to them has been quite severe - windows put in, their front door kicked in, their car damaged..."

The Rainbow Project is a support group for gay and bisexual men in Northern Ireland.

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