NYC’s Irish Activist Tarlach MacNiallais Is Beaten for Dancing With Another Man


Speaking of violent injustices, know the name of Tarlach MacNiallais (pictured on right, in 1994), the Belfast activist behind the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, which fights to have gays included in NYC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Over the weekend, MacNiallais was allegedly assaulted by two bouncers at the Guadalajara De Noche restaurant in Queens after they spotted him dancing with another man. “You can’t do that here, this is not a gay bar,” the bouncers said, according to MacNiallais, before they dragged him away, beat him and smashed a chair over his head. Yes, there’s “hate crime” written all over this.