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#Gay Rights

From TheJournal.ie Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

From The42 Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults' Hot Water

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'

The inquiry follows a complaint lodged last week by two French gay rights groups.

From The42 Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland 25th Anniversary

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant' Column

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'

I dramatise stories that were impossible to imagine could be told or staged, writes Brian Merriman.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York Gay Rights

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

From TheJournal.ie 'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years Silver Anniversary

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men Chechnya

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

From TheJournal.ie One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment Survey

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya' Human Rights

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65 RIP

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65

The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.

From TheJournal.ie Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

From TheJournal.ie 'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist Campaigner

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

From TheJournal.ie This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law' Transgender

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway Interview

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway

The Irish model who’s breaking assumptions about gender.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting City Hall

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting

A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.

From TheJournal.ie Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay Criminal Offence

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay

Engaging in gay sex is a criminal offence in Kenya.

From TheJournal.ie Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights Utah

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

From TheJournal.ie Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese Gay Rights

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese

The former president told The Irish Catholic the Church was a conduit for ‘toxic’ homophobia.

From TheJournal.ie Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

From TheJournal.ie Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke Don't Hang Up

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

From TheJournal.ie Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call Putin On A Show

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle' Israel

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

From TheJournal.ie READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage Dear Enda

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage

Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’

From TheJournal.ie Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

From TheJournal.ie A 'vigilante mob' beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing Bad Justice

A 'vigilante mob' beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing

They also seriously hurt his younger friend or accomplice.

From TheJournal.ie Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign Spot The Difference

Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

From TheJournal.ie Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels? Opinion

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Beaten, robbed and left to die: One march that paved the way for the Dublin Pride parade Be Proud

Beaten, robbed and left to die: One march that paved the way for the Dublin Pride parade

The parade is expected to attract huge crowds today but where did it all begin?

From TheJournal.ie American woman is asked to tone down her "relentlessly gay" garden, gets spectacular revenge Pride In The Name Of Love

American woman is asked to tone down her "relentlessly gay" garden, gets spectacular revenge

“I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Arrests and injuries during bloody clashes at gay pride march in Kiev Ukraine

Pics: Arrests and injuries during bloody clashes at gay pride march in Kiev

Five policemen were among the injured.

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