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From TheJournal.ie Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button Online Abuse

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

The move comes after a number of high-profile women said they had received abusive messages on the social networking site.

From TheJournal.ie 'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd Australia

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd

The country’s prime minister made the comment after his election rival touted a candidate’s sex appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter France

Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter

Group claims Twitter “allowed a homophobic atmosphere to develop” on the social media site in France – and is filing a complaint for incitement to hatred.

From TheJournal.ie Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda' Russia

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport Opinion

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

From TheJournal.ie Tel Aviv police arrest suspects over deadly 2009 attack on gay youth centre Attack

Tel Aviv police arrest suspects over deadly 2009 attack on gay youth centre

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young gay people outside a youth centre in Tel Aviv five years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march Gay Rights This post contains images

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march

Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.

From TheJournal.ie Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report Homophobia

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia Hate Crime This post contains images

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia

The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem Ruairí Quinn

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

In a recent interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

From TheJournal.ie France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on Same-Sex Marriage

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie Spar investigates alleged homophobic incident at Dame Street store Investigation

Spar investigates alleged homophobic incident at Dame Street store

Two men have claimed they were abused after kissing in the shop over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From The42 GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims Homophobia

GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims

Phil Prendergast MEP called on the GAA to take a tougher stance on homophobic abuse following comments made by Cork’s Dónal Óg Cusack last week.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade Gay Pride

Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade

Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.

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From TheJournal.ie London mayor bans anti-gay ads from city buses London

London mayor bans anti-gay ads from city buses

Boris Johnson intervenes to stop the ‘Core Values Trust’ from taking out ads advocating therapy for homosexuals.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May Bullying

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins hits out at racism and homophobia Prejudice

Michael D Higgins hits out at racism and homophobia

The President said the problems can cause violence and even lead to suicide among young people.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland Opinion

Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland

Excusing homophobia by saying it’s ‘just a joke’ is no excuse and it’s not funny, writes Rory Geraghty.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back Opinion

Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back

This week, TheJournal.ie regular columnist Lisa McInerney argues that everyone is entitled to their opinion – because it gives us a chance to stand up against odious claptrap.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland?

Young people in Ireland are especially vulnerable to homophobic bullying, the co-founder of LGBT support group BeLonG To has said. Today, we ask if you have seen evidence of homophobic bullying in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless Opinion

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless

Most adults in Ireland can now be openly gay, writes Michael Barron – but the reality for young people is very different.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Cabinet to finalise social welfare cuts, Europe seeks powers to put weak countries ‘in administration’, and Stephen King’s lowest literary ebb?

From The42 American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever Bad Call

American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever

Another bizarre tale from the mad, mad world of American high school football…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks Opinion

Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks

Journalist Eamon Delaney may claim to stand for equality – but his assertions are nothing but the usual homophobic bullying, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

From The42 UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out' UFC

UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out'

Dana White says that he wouldn’t be surprised to learn that several of his fighters are homosexual.

From TheJournal.ie US military to officially repeal ban on openly gay personnel Military

US military to officially repeal ban on openly gay personnel

The Pentagon says it is ready for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy concerning gays serving openly in the military, which has been in place for almost two decades, to come to an end.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Cork bar 'meant no offence whatsoever' in asking gay couple to leave LGBT

Cork bar 'meant no offence whatsoever' in asking gay couple to leave

The Old Oak bar, and the gay couple asked to leave it after kissing there on Friday, issue a joint statement after meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Cork bar accused of kicking gay couple out for kissing Cork

Cork bar accused of kicking gay couple out for kissing

A bouncer at the Old Oak Bar in Cork reportedly asked a gay couple to leave after they kissed during a night out.

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website

The singer’s UK fan site is hacked by ‘SwagSec’, with names and email addresses of thousands of fans copied.

From The42 How a gay rights activist nearly convinced FIFA to denounce homophobia So Close

How a gay rights activist nearly convinced FIFA to denounce homophobia

The organiser of Berlin’s annual Gay Pride Parade managed to squeeze an informal agreement out of FIFA chiefs last month.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too Opinion

Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too

Accusations of ‘targeting children’ and ‘encouraging suicide’? Welcome to life as a gay figure in the media, writes BeLonG To founder Michael Barron.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues Equality

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues

A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players Opinion

Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players

Football associations have put the boot into racism. Now it’s time to tackle the rampant homophobia as well, writes TeaAndToast.ie’s Mick Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube Homophobia This post contains videos

Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube

Group behind StandUp! campaign now speaking to Government on commitment to targeting bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender young people.

From TheJournal.ie Student who filmed roommate having sex with another man faces 15 charges Student Trial

Student who filmed roommate having sex with another man faces 15 charges

The man faces charges after secretly streaming footage of his roommate sleeping with another man on the internet. His 18-year-old roommate took his own life after learning about what had happened.

From The42 Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball Time To Change

Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball

John Amaechi says he cannot understand the public’s surprise at Kobe Bryant’s use of the word “faggot.”