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# LGBTQ

Last month
January 2023
# LGBTQ
Pope calls for bishops to welcome LGBTQ people into church
Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalise consensual same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty.
Last year
2022
# World Cup
French sports minister wore rainbow-sleeved jumper during quarter final game in Qatar last night
The rights of the LGBTQ+ community has been a recurrent point of discussion at the World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.
# Solidarity
Mayo to 'consider all other options' for LGBTQ+ support after jersey request rejected
Their request to include rainbow-coloured numbers on the jerseys was denied by the GAA.
# World Cup
Coveney criticises Fifa's 'extraordinary' decision on One Love armbands
Under Fifa’s rules, players wearing kit that is not authorised by the governing body could be shown a yellow card.
# club q
'Stop killing us': Anger and loss at vigil for LGBTQ club shooting in Colorado
‘We need to stop the political agenda against the LGBTQ community,’ one person told the crowd.
# Unhappy
LGBTQ+ community 'so disappointed' with David Beckham
The former Manchester United player has been criticised for his role as a Qatar ambassador.
# LGBT
Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men
The criminalisation of consensual sexual acts between men remained in place until 1993.
# Liberation
Gary Lineker hopes gay footballer comes out during Qatar World Cup
The former England striker believes this act would send a strong message to the host nation.
# LGBTQ
Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong maintained that the government will continue to “uphold” marriage as being between a man and a woman.
THE MORNING LEAD
Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'
A report by
Christina Finn
Speaking to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview, Varadkar said the situation is ‘extremely worrying’.
# Protest
'We’re not freaks' – Transgender activists protest against ‘disgraceful’ rugby ban
Emily Hamilton, founding co-chair of LGBTQ+ supporters association ‘Quins Pride’, was among a group staging a peaceful protest at Twickenham.
# Pride
Thousands line streets of Belfast as Pride parade returns
There was a carnival atmosphere in the city centre as the rain stayed away until the end of the parade.
# pushback
European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.
# Pride Month
'Unacceptable harassment' on LGBTQ+ community persisting, Dáil hears ahead of Dublin Pride
In a statement ahead of Dublin Pride, the Minister for Equality said trans people in particular continue to experience discrimination and abuse.
# to infinity and be gone
Malaysia says Disney refused to cut same-sex kiss from Lightyear movie
Films censors said scenes and dialogue were ‘found to contain elements promoting the LGBT lifestyle’.
# transgender
Dublin Pride terminates media partnership with RTÉ over Liveline coverage
Dublin Pride said the discussions on Liveline about transgender people were “unacceptable”.
# trinity
Trinity apologises for suggestion that pride flags on campus could cause offence
An email sent to Trinity staff last week said that pride flags on the campus could offend some people.
# rebel wilson
Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy
The Sydney Morning Herald has taken down an article following accusations that it had pressured Wilson to reveal she was dating a woman.
# Bravo
'I think it's an incredibly brave step from him. You hope others will follow his lead'
David Meyler has praised Jake Daniels following his decision to publicly come out.
# US Courts
LGBTQ group sues Florida Governor over so-called Don’t Say Gay law
The law has catapulted Florida and Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, to the forefront of the US’s culture wars.
# Pride
'It is fantastic seeing a little rainbow flag, no matter how small it is'
UL, Galway Camogie and Na Gaeil Aeracha are among those with LGBTQ+ colours on their jerseys.
# Shigella
HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men
UK health officials issued a warning over Shigella last week.
# Conversion Therapy
'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.
All time
# Hungary
EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.
Voices
Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen
This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.
# LGBTQ
Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’
Voices
Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.
# Pride
'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city
There has been a recent string of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the city.
# Equality
Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages
The Netherlands was home to the world’s first legal same-sex marriages two decades ago.
# new precedent
Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court
The country’s refusal to issue spouse visas to partners of same-sex couples legally married overseas has been a growing problem.
# a worm in the heart
'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.
# Criticism
US World Cup star Rapinoe blasts Trump, doesn't rule out run for office
The footballer also branded the president a ‘white nationalist’.
# LGBTQ
Dublin's Pride Parade postponed until 12 September
“Who would have thought that after decades of asking you to come out, we’d be asking you to stay inside?” organisers said.
# LGBT survey
Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.
Voices
Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.
# Equality
'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.
Voices
Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.
# LGBTQ
Little Mix sang in front of a rainbow flag in Dubai where homosexuality is still illegal
“I’m so incredibly emotional.”
# love sensation
Everything we know about Ireland's new LGBTQ+ music festival Love Sensation
Who’s excited?
# LGBTQ
20 LGBTQ movies and TV shows to look out for in the first half of 2019
Two appearances from Saoirse Ronan here, but the main highlights here are Rafiki and Russian Doll.