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#LGBT Rights

From TheJournal.ie In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland Over To You

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Pride organisers invite New York Mayor to take part in annual march LGBT Rights

Dublin Pride organisers invite New York Mayor to take part in annual march

Bill de Blasio’s not taking part in city’s Fifth Avenue St Patrick’s Day parade due to the organisers’ ban on pro gay-rights messages.

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: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade LGBT Rights

'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade

Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

From TheJournal.ie Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely" St Panti's Day Parade

Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely"

Orgainsers have said that the process to select the Grand Marshal is “well underway and has started a while back”.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin Winter Olympics

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin

Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

From The42 Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

From TheJournal.ie Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female Intersex

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row LGBT Rights

Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row

Paul Barnes has said his store, Daintree Paper, “does not stock any merchandise that promotes same-sex marriage”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights Opinion

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights

I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws' LGBT Rights

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'

James Kirchick was on the Russia Today to speak about Bradly Manning’s but instead labelled the channel a “Kremlin funded propaganda network”.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin March For Marriage

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin

The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia LGBT Rights

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade Dublin Pride This post contains images

Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride parade.

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 Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed House Of Commons

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

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 Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings Marriage

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings

Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.

From TheJournal.ie Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage Marriage

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage

Ivana Bacik and by-election candidate Eoin Holmes publish a bill which removes the same-sex ban on civil marriages.

From TheJournal.ie European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child Adoption

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

From TheJournal.ie Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage Gay Marriage

Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage

The EU Affairs minister tells the BBC she expects a referendum soon, but “genuinely” can’t predict whether it would pass.

From TheJournal.ie Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing Russia

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.

From TheJournal.ie Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer Vatican

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

From TheJournal.ie Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped Anti-gay Bill

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

From TheJournal.ie Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate US Senate

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage Gay Marriage

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

From TheJournal.ie California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors Gay Therapy

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors

The state’s governor says the legislation should relegate such treatments “to the dustbin of quackery”.

From TheJournal.ie Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president Homosexuality

Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied that his criticism of homosexuality amounted to a denial of individual freedoms.

From TheJournal.ie Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige Gay Marriage

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige

The government allows MPs to have a free vote in the House of Representatives – meaning a 98-42 defeat.

From TheJournal.ie French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage France

French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage

Gays will also be allowed to adopt children, either as individuals or as a couple, from 2013 onward.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage LGBT Rights

Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage

A motion before the council’s monthly meeting tomorrow night asks it to support “the same rights and entitlements” for all.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender Read Me

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender

Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.

VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for Whoops This post contains videos

VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for

This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.

From TheJournal.ie Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out LGBT Rights

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage Scotland

Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage

The Scottish government says it will try to amend UK law, so that celebrants who refuse to marry gays cannot be prosecuted.