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This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out

Handsome Devil was inspired by John Butler’s own experience of being gay at school.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan RIP This post contains videos

'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan

Dr Gilligan’s wife Katherine Zappone said she is “heartbroken”.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie LGBT charity Glen to cease operations No Longer Viable

LGBT charity Glen to cease operations

Reduced staffing levels, no financial reserves and diminishing public trust all contributed to the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesian Sharia court sentences two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex Public Caning This post contains videos

Indonesian Sharia court sentences two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex

There are strict laws against homosexuality in the province of Aceh.

From The42 Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman Equality

Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman

Greg Clarke believes there is something ‘not right’ with how the sport deals with social inclusion.

From TheJournal.ie Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador' Read Me

Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'

I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.

From TheJournal.ie First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job Disciplinary Action

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

From TheJournal.ie Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

From TheJournal.ie Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity GLEN

Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity

The outgoing CEO has detailed some of the irregularities that prompted her to report Glen to the charities regulator.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy Your Views

Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy

Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.

From TheJournal.ie Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed Homophobia

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

From TheJournal.ie Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya Homophobia

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?

It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.

From TheJournal.ie Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech White House This post contains videos

Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech

Meanwhile, Kenny has said he will raise marriage equality with Mike Pence if he gets the chance.

From TheJournal.ie Disney airs its first same-sex kiss Breaking New Ground This post contains videos

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

From TheJournal.ie Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me' Transgender Bathrooms This post contains videos

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'

Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.

From TheJournal.ie Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks Growing Up

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

From TheJournal.ie Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted New Rules

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

From TheJournal.ie Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence' Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

From TheJournal.ie This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law' Transgender

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar Equality

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar

The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial LED Pantibar sign will stay up after being classed as 'exceptional' case Capel Street

Controversial LED Pantibar sign will stay up after being classed as 'exceptional' case

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the sign citing “cultural significance”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gay conversion' in China: Kidnapped, taken to hospital and fed with medication Gay Pride

'Gay conversion' in China: Kidnapped, taken to hospital and fed with medication

One man, who is suing people for taking him to an institution, spoke about his experience.

From TheJournal.ie Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support Mass Protests

Gay married couple to return to church choir in Kildare after 'overwhelming' public support

A local Catholic activist had objected to their presence.

From TheJournal.ie A pastor who wants to 'cure' gay people is visiting Kilkenny - and the mayor isn't a bit happy Patrick O'neill

A pastor who wants to 'cure' gay people is visiting Kilkenny - and the mayor isn't a bit happy

A local LGBT group are to protest against the visit of ‘Uncle’ Angus Buchan, who was previously prevented from speaking at an event in Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway Interview

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway

The Irish model who’s breaking assumptions about gender.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for new hate crime laws as people report assaults and violence because of sexuality LGBT

Calls for new hate crime laws as people report assaults and violence because of sexuality

The RCNI’s new report launched today looks at LGBT survivors of sexual violence.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands expected in Dublin for annual Pride parade Pride

Tens of thousands expected in Dublin for annual Pride parade

As well as the parade, there’ll be champagne breakfasts and pop parties for the crowds to enjoy.

From TheJournal.ie Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay Omar Mateen

Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay

Law enforcement officials have said they believe Mateen was radicalised at some point before the Pulse nightclub attack.

From TheJournal.ie "There's a wider story beyond the marriage equality referendum": The new exhibition that's showcasing 40 years of LGBT activism Road To Equality

"There's a wider story beyond the marriage equality referendum": The new exhibition that's showcasing 40 years of LGBT activism

From civil partnerships to rights for transgender people, this roadshow is looking at the bigger picture in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie As Dublin Pride kicks off, we look back at some LGBT landmark moments in Ireland Love Is Love

As Dublin Pride kicks off, we look back at some LGBT landmark moments in Ireland

Tonie Walsh, curator of the Irish Queer Archive, reflects on some of the defining moments of the LGBT movement.