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#Homosexuality

From TheJournal.ie 'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity' 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

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 TheJournal.ie Egyptian TV host sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing gay man Mohamed Al-Gheiti

Egyptian TV host sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing gay man

During the interview, the gay man, whose face was blurred, openly talked about his relationship with another man.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

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 Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men Decriminalisation

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality Anniversary

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

From The42 'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am' Taking A Stand

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'

Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.

From TheJournal.ie Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case Job Application

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

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 '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 Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality Marches

Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality

The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.

From TheJournal.ie New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts Historical Injustice

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts

Senator Ged Nash called the move “an important gesture”.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality We Take It All Back

Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality

Anyone alive who was convicted of same-sex acts before the law was abolished will now receive an automatic pardon.

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 Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia Gino Flaim

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

From TheJournal.ie Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland' Bruce Arnold

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'

Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'

Stephen Fry is also one of the signatories of an open letter calling on the British government to pardon the men.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco Equality

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

From TheJournal.ie McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination LGBT

McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination

An ad for a speaking engagement has been rejected by Australian newspaper ‘The Catholic Weekly’ over the former President having ‘an agenda’.

From TheJournal.ie Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership Protest

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum Galway

Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum

The students who are protesting say they intend to remain there overnight.

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 Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people Uganda

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

This woman has gone to extreme lengths to prove Frozen has a 'Gay Agenda'

She’s not concealing her feelings when it comes to the smash hit Disney movie.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda Human Rights

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law LGBT Rights

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

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 NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor Strong Words

NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor

The comments were allegedly made by the Governor of the Delta State in Nigeria at a recent awards ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect' Catholic Church

Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect'

The 84-year-old has been criticised by gay rights groups for his comments.

From TheJournal.ie McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades' Church

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality 1983

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality Homosexuality

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family Opinion

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family

I’m 28 and in a committed, loving relationship but none of my friends or family know that – because I’ve never told them I’m gay. For all the talk of social acceptability, I still fear of losing the people I love.

From The42 'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin Equality

'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin

The Russian president made the promise despite the country’s new controversial law.

From TheJournal.ie Protest to take place at Russian embassy in Dublin over 'anti-gay laws' Homosexual Propaganda

Protest to take place at Russian embassy in Dublin over 'anti-gay laws'

The signing of a controversial law which prohibits the dissemination of so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ to minors in Russia has been widely criticised.

From The42 German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium St Pauli

German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium

St Pauli are urging Germany’s other clubs to follow their lead in the fight against homophobia.

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