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Part 3/3 . “In 2008, he was awarded the LGCM Award for “Longstanding Work and Witness” to LGBT people and people with HIV/AIDS. . Father Lynch, who grew up in Ireland, has also been recognized by his countrymen. .
In 1986, he received the Magnus Hirschfeld Award for outstanding services to the cause of Irish LGBT Freedom. . Father Lynch was welcomed in 1995 to the Palace of the President of Ireland by her Excellency President Mary Robinson. .
Most recently in 2008, Father lynch was honored as one of the top twenty most famous people from Father Lynch’s home County Clare by writer and journalist Richard Fitzpatrick. .
Never in my life have I met, or been privileged to know, a man who represents the LGBT community so well. His work has built bridges between the LGBT community and the communities of New York, London, Ireland and the world over. He has touched countless men, of which I am one. It was his mentorship and friendship that encouraged me to begin my own work with HIV and AIDS. .
Bernard is still very active in his work to support the LGBTQIA community as well as the HIV and AIDS community. I still call him my friend and mentor. Please take a moment with me to honor him.” — by Cosgrove Norstadt . #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids