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US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
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US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 5:46 PM 73,188 Views 329 Comments

A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
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'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism

Jan 10th 2020, 7:43 PM 52,154 Views 241 Comments

Jason Evert has described homosexuality as a disorder and is critical of contraception.

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

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,155 Views 33 Comments

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

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

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,559 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 9:21 PM 46,273 Views 90 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,566 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
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Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Jul 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 12,975 Views 50 Comments

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

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
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Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

Jun 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 12,491 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 13,507 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Updated Apr 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 35,768 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 4:34 PM 26,222 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,584 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 12,079 Views 100 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,865 Views 30 Comments

The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.

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

Dec 7th 2016, 7:48 AM 6,741 Views 15 Comments

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

Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality
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Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality

Oct 20th 2016, 5:52 PM 12,658 Views 36 Comments

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

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
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Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,125 Views 224 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 16,513 Views 60 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,925 Views 194 Comments

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
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# Pat Carey

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

Feb 13th 2015, 1:05 PM 3,865 Views 1 Comment

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'
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# Pardon

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

Jan 31st 2015, 11:00 AM 23,544 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:01 AM 14,552 Views 125 Comments

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

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco
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British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco

Oct 6th 2014, 2:45 PM 23,870 Views 129 Comments

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 1:31 PM 24,897 Views 79 Comments

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

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership
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Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

May 7th 2014, 12:38 PM 16,453 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2014, 5:19 PM 45,034 Views 397 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,540 Views 275 Comments

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.

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

Feb 25th 2014, 12:21 PM 18,404 Views 114 Comments

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'
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# Let It Go

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

Feb 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 4,431 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2014, 5:48 PM 8,971 Views 55 Comments

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

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
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Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

Feb 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,230 Views 150 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 40 Views 97 Comments

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.

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

Jan 27th 2014, 10:18 PM 11,257 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2014, 1:10 PM 12,735 Views 254 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,021 Views 275 Comments

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

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality
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Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

Dec 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 28,262 Views 85 Comments

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

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality
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Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

Dec 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 16,082 Views 110 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 12:00 PM 47,483 Views 82 Comments

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.

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

Oct 28th 2013, 3:43 PM 1,333 Views 1 Comment

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

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