Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn says it’s hard to be an ‘ambassador’ for Northern Ireland due to its anti-LGBTQ stance.
Currently, Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK or Ireland that still bans marriage for same-sex couples, despite there being increasing support among the public and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
And in an interview with Thompson Reuters Foundation, Nairn – who is best known for playing Hodor in the hit fantasy series (sad face) – admitted he is confused about why his home country is a “little step behind”.
Nairn, who is openly gay, said: “It confuses me why we always have to be that little step behind on social issues like this.
“It makes it hard to be an ambassador from here. There’s a lot of very amazing things about Northern Ireland, but the gay rights issues are definitely not one of them.”