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‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
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‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 38,857 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
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Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 10,917 Views 45 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’ From TheJournal.ie

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,468 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
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Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

Jun 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 53,257 Views 142 Comments

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise
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Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise

Oct 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,255 Views 66 Comments

The Department is putting out a public consultation in the coming weeks on the issue.

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents
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Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

Apr 5th 2019, 2:27 PM 10,499 Views 60 Comments

The church added it wanted to “reduce the hate and contention so common today”.

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
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Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,180 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence
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Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Mar 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 42,328 Views 58 Comments

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
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Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 22,125 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

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 13,004 Views 51 Comments

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

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland
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Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Jun 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 34,761 Views 37 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights
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Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:33 AM 7,539 Views 35 Comments

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA
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Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:12 AM 35,960 Views 112 Comments

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad
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'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad

May 2nd 2018, 10:10 PM 24,564 Views 106 Comments

The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords
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Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Mar 28th 2018, 7:28 AM 25,303 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'
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Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'

Mar 7th 2018, 7:29 PM 9,426 Views 48 Comments

Varadkar said Ireland and the US have strong links that “will outlast any president or Taoiseach”.

Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'
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Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'

Jul 4th 2017, 9:13 AM 14,324 Views 66 Comments

He was forced to take medicine and receive injections.

'I am engaged to a Catholic Irishwoman from Wexford' - Scottish Tory leader ahead of DUP deal
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'I am engaged to a Catholic Irishwoman from Wexford' - Scottish Tory leader ahead of DUP deal

Jun 9th 2017, 8:18 PM 97,567 Views 73 Comments

Ruth Davidson has reaffirmed her commitment to LGBT rights.

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 6,744 Views 15 Comments

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

Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone
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Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone

Nov 18th 2016, 11:00 PM 19,017 Views 53 Comments

Arch-conservative Pence has been a consistent opponent of LGBT rights.

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin
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6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:47 AM 12,521 Views 37 Comments

Get your rainbow colours on and get out there.

Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments
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Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments

Jun 13th 2016, 5:16 PM 59,441 Views 136 Comments

Owen Jones insists the host was trying to ‘deflect’ attention from the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen deliberately targeted gay people

NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed
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NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed

Mar 3rd 2016, 7:25 AM 14,535 Views 116 Comments

Bill de Blasio will take part in this year’s festivities after parade organisers decided to allow gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners

US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban
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US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban

Feb 18th 2016, 6:09 AM 15,542 Views 155 Comments

A bill passed on Tuesday would ban transgender students from using bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome
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Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Jan 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,608 Views 57 Comments

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians
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Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:20 PM 13,085 Views 62 Comments

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke
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Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Sep 24th 2015, 10:12 PM 22,152 Views 24 Comments

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

Transgender children are 'living in a nightmare'
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Transgender children are 'living in a nightmare'

Jun 16th 2015, 12:21 PM 10,703 Views 89 Comments

Jillian van Turnhout wants them to be given recognition on an interim basis.

The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender
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The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:35 PM 41,564 Views 172 Comments

Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
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Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 64,817 Views 115 Comments

We have an awful lot of work to do…

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
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"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

May 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 81 Views 79 Comments

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal
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California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal

Mar 23rd 2015, 7:36 PM 19,956 Views 164 Comments

*But it’s unlikely to make it to the ballot.

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate From TheJournal.ie

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

Mar 5th 2015, 2:15 PM 25,023 Views 72 Comments

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse
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Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse

Dec 9th 2014, 9:14 PM 2,545 Views 53 Comments

A new site has been launched — allowing people to confidentially report incidents of abuse, like harassment, bullying and blackmail attempts.

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
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'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

Dec 8th 2014, 10:40 PM 13,362 Views 143 Comments

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence
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LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

Dec 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,894 Views 48 Comments

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum
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"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:46 PM 16,909 Views 291 Comments

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.

Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing
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Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing

Oct 20th 2014, 2:19 PM 18,780 Views 130 Comments

‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’

New bill will "recognise different family forms"
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New bill will "recognise different family forms"

Sep 25th 2014, 5:05 PM 8,905 Views 30 Comments

The revised general scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill was published today.

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"
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Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"

Sep 11th 2014, 5:29 PM 18,684 Views 119 Comments

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

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