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From TheJournal.ie Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner Second Chance At Love

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

From TheJournal.ie Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law When You're Gone

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law

“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi.”

From TheJournal.ie A French hairdresser was called 'a dirty f****t' by his boss but it 'wasn't homophobic' LGBT

A French hairdresser was called 'a dirty f****t' by his boss but it 'wasn't homophobic'

A labour tribunal found that it was acceptable because the industry employs many gay people.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do LGBT students need to be better protected in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do LGBT students need to be better protected in schools?

A new survey has shown that a majority of young LGBT people have self-harmed.

From TheJournal.ie LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide Mental Health

LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide

A new survey shows that LGBT teenagers have higher levels of anxiety and depression.

From TheJournal.ie 'They think you are a poof and they prey on you' Lgbt In Prison

'They think you are a poof and they prey on you'

A new report documents the experiences of LGBT people in prison, an “invisible population”.

From TheJournal.ie Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils Anti-bullying

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.

From TheJournal.ie British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban Blunt Talk

British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban

Crispin Blunt was speaking against a proposed ban on the recreational drug, which is popular among gay men.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son Equality Tribunal

Teacher to be compensated after principal insulted gay son

She said her boss made derogatory comments about her son’s clothes, and members of the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie 'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed' Opinion

'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed'

The posters on the wall said “It’s ok to be different” but LGBT teachers working in denominational schools felt the opposite, writes Niall Callan.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Bill to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers Section 37

Dáil passes Bill to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers

The move was welcomed by LGBT groups.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents Orthodox Jewish

Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents

This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being transphobic All Is All

Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being transphobic

People are threatening to boycott the film on account of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character.

Here's why people are accusing Zoolander 2 of being 'transphobic'

People are threatening to boycott the film on account of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character.

This is the most clever road sign you'll see today

Well played, guys.

This gay man had the sassiest response to a mother who didn't want him teaching her kids

“A theatre without gays is like cooking without spices”.

From TheJournal.ie Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights Utah

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

From TheJournal.ie If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly Red Pen In Red Square

If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly

A Russian newspaper found this out the hard way.

From TheJournal.ie Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart' Secret Life

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is 'tearing him apart'

“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's planned new 'Rainbow Walks' could be in place by next summer Like Castro This post contains a poll

Dublin's planned new 'Rainbow Walks' could be in place by next summer

The walkways would mark spots of significance to the LGBT community and could help boost tourism.

From TheJournal.ie The 'world's first transgender beer' has been specially made with hops that change sex Brewdog

The 'world's first transgender beer' has been specially made with hops that change sex

The beer is also ‘non-binary’ because it treads the line between ale and lager.

From TheJournal.ie Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

From TheJournal.ie Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud The Queen Of Ireland This post contains videos

Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud

A new documentary looks at Panti Bliss and the story of marriage equality in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people A Different Ireland

Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people

Not everyone agrees, with TENI saying the billboard has “upset and disappointed” many people.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar named Tatler's Man of the Year Marriage Referendum

Leo Varadkar named Tatler's Man of the Year

Bressie, Brian Cody and Mícháel Ó Muircheartaigh also received awards.

This trans guy documented his transition with an amazing selfie time-lapse video

He took 1,400 photos documenting the changes.

From TheJournal.ie Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia Gino Flaim

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

From TheJournal.ie Bishop apologises for priest who suggested the marriage referendum was the devil's work Longford

Bishop apologises for priest who suggested the marriage referendum was the devil's work

Fr Joseph Okere made his comments in a recent homily reflecting on marriage.

From TheJournal.ie So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival? Transgender

So how did Kellie Maloney get on at the LGBT matchmaking festival?

She got on very, very well indeed. Kellie, formerly boxing promoter Frank, fully transitioned to being a woman last year.

From TheJournal.ie A breakthrough... Irish gay rights group to march in New York Paddy's Day parade Lavender And Green

A breakthrough... Irish gay rights group to march in New York Paddy's Day parade

“This is a stunning announcement, a marvellous moment.”

From TheJournal.ie Leo on coming out: My mum thought I'd get beaten up and my dad was 'really sound' First Gay Taoiseach

Leo on coming out: My mum thought I'd get beaten up and my dad was 'really sound'

The health minister also discussed his Fine Gael leadership ambitions.

This rapper has annoyed a lot of people with his comments about transgender people

He claimed transgender people were ‘rebuking God’.

From TheJournal.ie Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call Putin On A Show

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean to be gender fluid? In short, you shouldn't presume to know Explainer

What does it mean to be gender fluid? In short, you shouldn't presume to know

It’s about owning your own identity.

From TheJournal.ie The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms Gender Identity

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.

From TheJournal.ie Joyous scenes - and insults - as gay couples get marriage licences Kentucky

Joyous scenes - and insults - as gay couples get marriage licences

One man harassed a couple, saying: “More sodomites getting married?” He was asked to leave the building.