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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.

From TheJournal.ie Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit We Are Church

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay' Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for marriage equality as huge crowds gather in Belfast for this year's Pride event LGBT

Calls for marriage equality as huge crowds gather in Belfast for this year's Pride event

Campaigners used the parade as an opportunity to call for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

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

From TheJournal.ie Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character.

From TheJournal.ie Pride in London organisers 'sorry' over 'anti-trans' protest Protesters

Pride in London organisers 'sorry' over 'anti-trans' protest

Pride in London said the group “forced their way to the front of the parade”.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie 99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year New Laws

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade Dublin Pride

PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade

The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn't mean she can't value LGBT people Marriage Equality

Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn't mean she can't value LGBT people

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland 25th Anniversary

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

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

Rita Ora is getting some criticism from LGBT artists over her new song 'Girls'

The song’s lyrics have come into question.

From TheJournal.ie Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry Not Together This post contains videos

Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

From TheJournal.ie Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds Adoption

Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds

It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.

From TheJournal.ie 'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad Lgbtq Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy' Stigma

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.

From The42 Ex-England striker John Fashanu paid his brother Justin £75k to keep quiet about his sexuality Football For All This post contains videos

Ex-England striker John Fashanu paid his brother Justin £75k to keep quiet about his sexuality

With the 20th anniversary of the death approaching, Fashanu has called on the FA to do more to support gay footballers.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York Gay Rights

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

From TheJournal.ie Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media Lgbtq Rights

Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

Here's why Netflix's Queer Eye is less of a makeover show, and more a lesson in queer culture

The reboot of the noughties classic has given it a whole new life.

Dear Fifi: Do I have a responsibility to help my boyfriend to come out?

*to the tune of Dear Prudence* Dear Foofers.

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