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From TheJournal.ie No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists Genetics

No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists

Many genetic variants play a role in same-sex attraction, according to a new scientific study.

From TheJournal.ie First openly gay election candidate in the Arab world enters Tunisian presidential race Mounir Baatour

First openly gay election candidate in the Arab world enters Tunisian presidential race

“The fact that I’m gay doesn’t change anything,” Mounir Baatour said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time

Today is the first time the taoiseach attended the Belfast pride parade which is highlighting the theme of marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie 'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community Gaze Festival
From The42 'Does being gay mean you can’t be a good footballer? No. So let's crack on' - Dyche Equality

'Does being gay mean you can’t be a good footballer? No. So let's crack on' - Dyche

The Burnley boss says nobody in his dressing room would have an issue with the sexuality of a team-mate.

From TheJournal.ie Uniformed PSNI officers will march in Dublin's gay Pride parade this weekend Gay Pride

Uniformed PSNI officers will march in Dublin's gay Pride parade this weekend

This is the first time uniformed PSNI officers will march in the parade.

From TheJournal.ie Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Commemorative plaque unveiled at the site of Ireland's first dedicated LGBT community centre Hirschfeld Centre

Commemorative plaque unveiled at the site of Ireland's first dedicated LGBT community centre

The Hirschfeld Centre was burnt down 31 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

From The42 10-time All-Ireland winner praises GAA's 'wonderful' decision to take part in Dublin Pride Festival LGBT

10-time All-Ireland winner praises GAA's 'wonderful' decision to take part in Dublin Pride Festival

Valerie Mulcahy and inter-county referee David Gough will lead a GAA representation in the parade.

From The42 The Aviva Stadium has been lit up with a difference this week Safe To Dream This post contains videos

The Aviva Stadium has been lit up with a difference this week

The home of Irish soccer and rugby is showing its support for Dublin Pride with the colours of the rainbow.

From The42 GAA to take part in next month's Dublin Pride Parade for the first time Pride Parade This post contains videos

GAA to take part in next month's Dublin Pride Parade for the first time

Referee David Gough confirmed the GAA has accepted an invitation to take part in the annual Pride festival.

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 Uniformed gardaí will march in Dublin's gay pride parade next month Pride

Uniformed gardaí will march in Dublin's gay pride parade next month

In 2017, uniformed members of Gardaí marched in the gay pride parade in Belfast.

From The42 'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country' Be A Warrior

'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'

The Emerald Warriors will host the Union Cup in Dublin this summer.

From The42 Lindsay Peat a victim of homophobic sledge during All-Ireland football final The Union Cup

Lindsay Peat a victim of homophobic sledge during All-Ireland football final

The All-Ireland winner and Ireland rugby international yesterday launched the Union Cup, Europe’s largest LGBT rugby tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Coronation Street is to feature a black family for the first time in its 59-year history Corrie

Coronation Street is to feature a black family for the first time in its 59-year history

The producers of the show say they hope it will make it more representative of modern Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented Anti-lgbt

Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented

The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.

From TheJournal.ie 'No place in any modern society': Psychologists condemn LGBT conversion therapies Conversion Therapy

'No place in any modern society': Psychologists condemn LGBT conversion therapies

The Psychological Society of Ireland said to call it ‘therapy’ is an affront to the work that psychologists do.

From TheJournal.ie 'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery Sharia Law

'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.

From TheJournal.ie Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels Elton John

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

The nine hotels mentioned are located in the US, Britain, France and Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence St Patrick's Day

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

The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.

From TheJournal.ie Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year St Patrick's Day

Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year

US Vice President Mike Pence was criticised for excluding the media from the traditional breakfast meeting with the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning Column

The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning

Aerach means gay in both the modern sense as well as the original meaning of happy and carefree writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight Protest

Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight

Dozens of activists gathered outside RTÉ’s Donnybrook studios this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say Chechnya

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say

Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Chemsex

'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Exclusive

The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights? Identity

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

From TheJournal.ie Frank McDonald: 'I wanted to paint a picture of Ireland in the 50s and 60s - it was a different country' Truly Frank

Frank McDonald: 'I wanted to paint a picture of Ireland in the 50s and 60s - it was a different country'

We talked to the retired journalist about writing his memoirs.

From TheJournal.ie David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque LGBT CENTRE This post contains videos

David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque

Senator David Norris on the legacy of the Hirschfeld Centre, which burned down.

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me' Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking' Homophobic

Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'

Amnesty International have said the so-called taskforce must be immediately disbanded.

From TheJournal.ie US gay student Matthew Shepard laid to rest 20 years after murder Memorial

US gay student Matthew Shepard laid to rest 20 years after murder

Shepard was lured away from a bar in October 1998 by two young men pretending to be gay.

From TheJournal.ie ‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

From TheJournal.ie 'No Irish No Gay' Banner removed from Northern Irish motorway Xenophobic

'No Irish No Gay' Banner removed from Northern Irish motorway

The PSNI said it has removed the banner and launched an investigation into the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation' Sesame Street

Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'

The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.

From TheJournal.ie 'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn' Opinion

'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn'

Karen Cogan has written a play about a fictional young lesbian in Cork for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

From TheJournal.ie How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

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