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#Gay Rights

From TheJournal.ie How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people Gay Rights

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN Gay Rights

Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN

The poll also found that 65% said they agreed that gay adoption was acceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery denies anti-gay discrimination over McGuinness-Robinson 'gay kiss' warning Pucker Up

Gallery denies anti-gay discrimination over McGuinness-Robinson 'gay kiss' warning

“If it was a man and woman kissing there wouldn’t have been an issue.”

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on Rated R

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year

Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights Let's Talk

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights

He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.

From TheJournal.ie The sun shines on Dublin's Pride Parade as thousands attend Gay Pride

The sun shines on Dublin's Pride Parade as thousands attend

Today’s parade is believed to have had the biggest attendance to date.

From TheJournal.ie Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law Gay Rights

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

From TheJournal.ie Over 40,000 expected to attend Dublin Pride Festival today Dublin Pride

Over 40,000 expected to attend Dublin Pride Festival today

The parade will start at the Garden Of Remembrance and finish at Merrion Square.

From TheJournal.ie Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork calls for "unqualified equality for LGBT people" Equality

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork calls for "unqualified equality for LGBT people"

Bishop Paul Colton says that “being gay is not a choice”.

From TheJournal.ie First gay marriage takes place in England and Wales I Do

First gay marriage takes place in England and Wales

Same-sex couples who were married abroad are now recognised under the new law in England and Wales.

From TheJournal.ie This MEP is appealing for votes on Grindr Plenty Of Phil

This MEP is appealing for votes on Grindr

She’s not interested in advertising on electricity poles.

From TheJournal.ie White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart Gay Rights

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

From TheJournal.ie “I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail LGBT Rights

“I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail

Activists have welcomed his decision, saying “no other group is asked to march without a banner and their standard – not the police, firefighters, or the Irish”.

From TheJournal.ie Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow Gay Rights

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

From TheJournal.ie Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people Gay Rights

Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law subjects all gays and lesbians to life imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope Standing Up

Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope

Important debates about gay rights have taken place in Ireland and the world in the past few months, leading young people to feel more valued, more included and more heard, writes David Carroll.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ... Reality Check

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...

Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.

From TheJournal.ie "Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law Gay Rights

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

From TheJournal.ie In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland Over To You

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back' Equality

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

From TheJournal.ie Over to you: Have you ever experienced homophobia? Gay In Ireland

Over to you: Have you ever experienced homophobia?

We want to hear your story.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life Equality

Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life

Society has come on leaps and bounds but some words are yet to disappear. Queer, puff, faggot, unnatural and perverted…are all still hurled at men and women in today’s Ireland. Here are stories from seven members of the LBG community.

From TheJournal.ie Boston Mayor to boycott St Patricks Day parade unless gay community included Support

Boston Mayor to boycott St Patricks Day parade unless gay community included

Mayor Martin J.Walsh hopes to broker a deal before the day arrives.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade LGBT Rights

'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade

Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ministers take part in the NYC Patrick's Day parade? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ministers take part in the NYC Patrick's Day parade?

Joan Burton has already said she will not take part in the parade over its treatment of gay groups, but should other ministers follow suit?

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

From TheJournal.ie Check out Google's not-so-subtle Winter Olympics doodle Rainbow Nation

Check out Google's not-so-subtle Winter Olympics doodle

The web giant is making a point with the Winter Olympics starting today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms Homophobia

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms

The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny plans to participate in St Patrick's Day parade that NY mayor will boycott Gay Rights

Kenny plans to participate in St Patrick's Day parade that NY mayor will boycott

Enda Kenny will not be following Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over its ban on pro-gay rights expressions, but the Tánaiste insisted the LGBT community has encouraged Irish government participation.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin Winter Olympics

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin

Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.

From TheJournal.ie New York City mayor refuses to take part in St Patrick's Day parade Not Happening

New York City mayor refuses to take part in St Patrick's Day parade

Bill de Blasio says he will not walk in the parade because of the ban on participants from carrying signs for gay rights.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay. Pride

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.

From TheJournal.ie Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?

We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?

From TheJournal.ie Irish aid with strings attached: Should Ireland help countries that deny gay rights? Tie-ins

Irish aid with strings attached: Should Ireland help countries that deny gay rights?

Conditional aid in return for human rights improvements – is this to be the future of development aid?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

From TheJournal.ie Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message Purity Matters Initiative

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message

The NUIG Legion of Mary society was suspended for its ‘Purity Matters Initiative’.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights groups welcome marriage referendum plan, Catholic Bishops don't Referendum

Gay rights groups welcome marriage referendum plan, Catholic Bishops don't

The Bishop of Kildare says that the issue is “not about equality”, but Alan Shatter says that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality.