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From TheJournal.ie 'This Pride will be different' - the first Irish trans-only pride protest will take place today Dublin Trans Pride

'This Pride will be different' - the first Irish trans-only pride protest will take place today

The trans community, alongside their allies, take to the streets today as part of Trans Pride Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Coming out on the Late Late: 'Gay mirrored the prejudice that existed at the time' Gay Pride

Coming out on the Late Late: 'Gay mirrored the prejudice that existed at the time'

But I didn’t lose my job and after a few weeks things settled down, writes Joni Crone.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success' LGBT Issues

'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success'

We are far from everything being grand. Just this week a mosque in Galway was attacked, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

Dear Fifi: I've come to terms with being gay - but I'm afraid to tell my conservative parents

Is there something on your mind? Resident DailyEdge.ie advice columnist Dear Fifi is here to help.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's only gay football team welcomes RTÉ doc on homophobia in the sport Gay Footballers

Ireland's only gay football team welcomes RTÉ doc on homophobia in the sport

Stephen Byrne explored why there has been such a reluctance for gay players to come out.

From TheJournal.ie Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying Homophobia

Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying

In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.

From TheJournal.ie A federal judge has struck down Obama's rules on transgender bathroom use LGBT Issues

A federal judge has struck down Obama's rules on transgender bathroom use

Judge Reed O’Connor has ruled in favour of Texas and 12 other states, which challenged new regulations allowing youths to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Bette Midler is under fire for this 'transphobic' tweet about Caitlyn Jenner

The Midler-Kardashian feud rages on.

From TheJournal.ie Study calls for transgender identification to be taken out of mental illness classification Trans Rights

Study calls for transgender identification to be taken out of mental illness classification

The study is the first of several field trials and is currently being replicated in Brazil, France, India, Lebanon and South Africa.

From TheJournal.ie "The battle globally is only just beginning" - David Norris on what Pride means to him A Matter Of Pride

"The battle globally is only just beginning" - David Norris on what Pride means to him

We visited the LGBTA campaigner on the eve of the Pride festival.

From TheJournal.ie 6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin Sponsored By Smirnoff

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin

Get your rainbow colours on and get out there.

A gay man says he was kicked out of an event at his old school for dressing 'inappropriately'

Angus McCormack’s open letter about the incident is going viral on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law When You're Gone

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law

“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi.”

From TheJournal.ie US state of Mississippi passes law making it legal to refuse service to gay couples Mister And Mississippi

US state of Mississippi passes law making it legal to refuse service to gay couples

The state’s governor says it would protect religious beliefs.

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.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres' brilliant response to an anti-gay critic

A US pastor accused her of “celebrating lesbianism” on TV. So that’s exactly what she did.

This is the first Tiffany's ad ever to feature a gay couple

The lovely ad has been going viral on social media since its release last Saturday.

This Irish student's heartfelt essay about the effects of homophobia is going super viral

The powerful piece was picked up by the Huffington Post.

From The42 Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack 'expressed his sexuality' through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game Fashion Police

Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack 'expressed his sexuality' through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game

But the former Cork hurler says his experience has been overwhelmingly positive since coming out as gay.

Panti Bliss: "I'm going back on The Saturday Night Show"

Drag performer Panti (AKA Rory O’Neill) will be speaking about her new book, Woman In The Making.

Tatu singer says she would 'condemn' her son for being gay

Yes, this is the same woman who made a career out of being a fake lesbian.

From TheJournal.ie Irish politicians call on New York parade to include LGBT banners Equality This post contains videos

Irish politicians call on New York parade to include LGBT banners

Averil Power says not allowing banners in the New York parade is “discriminatory, unfair and completely out of touch with the values of modern Ireland”.

From The42 Jason Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player NBA

Jason Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

The league veteran was signed to a 10-day contract earlier yesterday.

Panti's inspiring speech about oppression is now a charity single

A music video for the remix of Panti’s Noble Call was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

From TheJournal.ie "Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights Equality

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

First same-sex couple introduced on Disney Channel sitcom last night

A character in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie was revealed to have two mothers.

From TheJournal.ie Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed Gay Switchboard Ireland

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

The phoneline, which began as Tel-A-Friend in 1974, offers support and a listening ear to members of the LGBT community.

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.

Irish singer goes viral with anti-homophobia music video

Watch Hozier’s chilling video for “Take Me To Church” here.

From TheJournal.ie Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools Bullying

Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools

The Department of Education has published new anti-bullying procedures to replace guidelines that have been in place since 1993.

From TheJournal.ie Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy nominated for European Diversity Award Lydia Foy

Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy nominated for European Diversity Award

Foy is one of eight nominees for the award with Senator David Norris also shortlisted.

From The42 NBA star is 'America's first openly gay athlete' in their big team sports NBA

NBA star is 'America's first openly gay athlete' in their big team sports

Jason Collins is a 34-year-old respected veteran who has played for six teams over 12 seasons.

From TheJournal.ie Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't LGBT This post contains videos

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples LGBT Rights

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples

The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.

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