- Mar 24, 2012
There's a young man dressed as woman sleeping rough in Patrick Street, Cork City. He's been there for months and has lots of posters up in the windows of the closed-down shop doorway where he is encamped. He wears a pink kind of ballet dress, applies and wears make-up and sometimes dances around. People give him food and he seems to know a lot of people. He doesn't appear to be unhappy, but I would say he may have a few small mental health issues. The whole transvestite element aside, it seems to me incredible that a homeless person can be left sleeping in the main street of a city for months on end like this. Surely there's some kind of help available for people like this? Or should he just be left live there? I said he didn't appear unhappy, but surely he's at risk late at night where he is. There's been too many nasty incidents with homeless peolpe, so I hope he will be helped and looked after.