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LGBT+ groups set to meet with gardaí over recent homophobic attacks in Dublin
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LGBT+ groups set to meet with gardaí over recent homophobic attacks in Dublin

Jun 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,570 Views 0 Comments

With Pride taking place in two weeks, the groups want to ensure that safety of people is paramount.

Ireland needs new scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men, experts advise
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Ireland needs new scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men, experts advise

May 5th 2022, 4:27 PM 8,734 Views 5 Comments

A working group is examining how Ireland can go about disregarding convictions made against gay and bisexual men under legislation that was later repealed.

Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo
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Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo

Updated Apr 15th 2022, 8:09 PM 80,256 Views 0 Comments

Vigils are taking place across Ireland over the long weekend.

Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
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Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

Mar 31st 2022, 8:07 PM 25,769 Views 46 Comments

The move was condemned by opposition parties.

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
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'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 12:08 AM 56,261 Views 34 Comments
  • Ireland could follow the UK's lead and exonerate gay men later this year, Órla Ryan reports
  • A working group is set to submit a progress report to the Justice Minister this month and its final report later this year
  • Hundreds of gay men were convicted under laws later repealed when homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993
UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
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UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,207 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

Gay and bisexual men can donate blood sooner under new rules in the North
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Gay and bisexual men can donate blood sooner under new rules in the North

Aug 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 8,736 Views 12 Comments

The Republic still has strict rules in place.

Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law
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Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law

Jul 9th 2021, 4:02 PM 53,658 Views 116 Comments

Leaders from 17 EU countries condemned the Hungarian law last month.

Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men
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Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,715 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.

Limited access to HIV services during pandemic an ongoing concern for LGBT+ community
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Limited access to HIV services during pandemic an ongoing concern for LGBT+ community

Jul 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,020 Views 13 Comments

Closures and scaledowns of sexual health services have raised issues for HIV prevention and testing.

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen From TheJournal.ie

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Jul 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 11,141 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.

Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law
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Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 3:20 PM 44,491 Views 70 Comments

A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.

New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents
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New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents

Jun 24th 2021, 5:52 PM 10,966 Views 68 Comments

It comes after pressure to make the system more welcoming for LGBT+ people.

Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit
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Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit

Updated Jun 24th 2021, 4:51 PM 40,477 Views 139 Comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that Hungary should not be in EU because of the new law.

'The other clubs in Cork are delighted to see a new club popping up'
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'The other clubs in Cork are delighted to see a new club popping up'

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 13,792 Views 5 Comments

The Cork Hellhounds are a new LGBT-inclusive rugby club.

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
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Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school

Jun 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,808 Views 91 Comments

Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
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Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,773 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday
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More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday

Jun 16th 2021, 6:19 PM 7,971 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will be joining Waterford Mayor Damien Geoghegan, after two separate incidents where the flags were taken down.

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
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97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 22,141 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time From TheJournal.ie

'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time

Jun 12th 2021, 4:30 PM 41,453 Views 0 Comments

A local LGBT+ group is urging the public to fly the rainbow flag from their home as a show of support.

Man arrested over alleged burning of Pride flags in Waterford city
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Man arrested over alleged burning of Pride flags in Waterford city

Jun 9th 2021, 4:58 PM 16,531 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the man has been charged with a count of criminal damage.

LGBT Pride flags burned in Waterford city
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LGBT Pride flags burned in Waterford city

Jun 7th 2021, 2:02 PM 56,753 Views 65 Comments

“It goes to show why festivals like Pride matter in the first place,” the Mayor of Waterford said.

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
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Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 17,407 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
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# National Gender Service

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list

Mar 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 32,836 Views 0 Comments

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.

French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'
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French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'

Mar 8th 2021, 10:11 PM 19,908 Views 24 Comments

LGBT rights have become a flashpoint issue in Poland in recent years under the populist Law and Justice (PiS) party government.

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
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Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place

Mar 6th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,472 Views 14 Comments

It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
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'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,644 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
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Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'

Feb 11th 2021, 5:00 PM 35,811 Views 0 Comments

The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.

Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK
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Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK

Dec 31st 2020, 12:36 PM 16,085 Views 0 Comments

The long-awaited report has been published by the HSE after a number of delays.

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
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Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,701 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn
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Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn

Oct 2nd 2020, 3:54 PM 17,759 Views 0 Comments

Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
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College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

Aug 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,705 Views 0 Comments

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Polish police clash with demonstrators protesting against LGBT activist's arrest
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Polish police clash with demonstrators protesting against LGBT activist's arrest

Aug 8th 2020, 3:11 PM 45,624 Views 92 Comments

Warsaw police said that 48 people were arrested.

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 53,771 Views 142 Comments

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

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
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US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Jun 15th 2020, 8:01 PM 10,089 Views 25 Comments

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
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'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,033 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
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Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

Mar 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,446 Views 98 Comments

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary
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'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Feb 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 32,836 Views 0 Comments

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
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'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law

Feb 9th 2020, 1:11 PM 93,184 Views 40 Comments

Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'
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# Coming Out

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Feb 7th 2020, 10:40 AM 118,510 Views 211 Comments

Schofield made the announcement in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

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