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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
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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 26,606 Views 31 Comments

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

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
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Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed

May 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 49,867 Views 70 Comments

The issue of consent is to the forefront – and the complaints are at a minimum.

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography
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Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 41,678 Views 34 Comments

Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
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Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Apr 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 24,484 Views 56 Comments

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'
# Closer Look
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# Closer Look

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Apr 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,305 Views 3 Comments

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
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# Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Oct 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,860 Views 46 Comments

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.

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage
# On Chesil Beach
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# On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage

May 27th 2018, 10:30 AM 26,141 Views 21 Comments

We talked to the director of Saoirse Ronan’s new film, On Chesil Beach.

Harry Styles has won so much praise for his response to questions about his sexuality
# None Of Your Business
# None Of Your Business

Harry Styles has won so much praise for his response to questions about his sexuality

May 16th 2017, 9:02 AM 12,859 Views 3 Comments

“It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
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Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Sep 13th 2016, 8:41 AM 11,380 Views 47 Comments

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

Genes have a big influence on when you lose your virginity
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Genes have a big influence on when you lose your virginity

Apr 19th 2016, 9:55 AM 22,690 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a study which looked at the lives of 380,000 people.

This self-confessed, non-offending paedophile says society needs to accept him
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This self-confessed, non-offending paedophile says society needs to accept him

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:19 PM 28,980 Views 160 Comments

American Todd Nickerson claims that the key to helping him, and others like him, is understanding not condemnation.

'I don’t date based on gender, for me, gender doesn't determine attraction'
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'I don’t date based on gender, for me, gender doesn't determine attraction'

Sep 5th 2015, 8:30 PM 3,216 Views 126 Comments

Bisexuality wasn’t invented in 2015 and neither was the possibility of having a fluid sexual orientation, writes Oisín McKenna.

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
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'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,594 Views 99 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

Your mam is probably having better sex than you
# Sexy Mama
# Sexy Mama

Your mam is probably having better sex than you

Jul 23rd 2015, 3:31 PM 12,979 Views 7 Comments

Go on mam.

#GrowingUpGay is trending in Ireland and it's funny and heartbreaking
# Growing Up Gay
# Growing Up Gay

#GrowingUpGay is trending in Ireland and it's funny and heartbreaking

Jul 15th 2015, 9:26 AM 6,952 Views 0 Comments

“Why don’t you have a girlfriend yet?”

People are talking about 'turning gay' for this girl, and it's not going down well
# Ruby Rose
# Ruby Rose

People are talking about 'turning gay' for this girl, and it's not going down well

Jun 17th 2015, 4:20 PM 12,864 Views 11 Comments

Ruby Rose is turning heads as a new Orange is the New Black character.

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay
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14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

Feb 13th 2015, 7:38 PM 19,916 Views 32 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else
# I Wanna Hold Your Hand
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# I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else

Jan 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 3,543 Views 102 Comments

I am fed up with being worried about other people’s reactions. My new year’s resolution is to hold my boyfriend’s hand when we walk down the street.

"Thanks so much": Leo Varadkar on the reaction to his announcement that he's gay
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"Thanks so much": Leo Varadkar on the reaction to his announcement that he's gay

Jan 20th 2015, 7:10 PM 19,679 Views 80 Comments

He hadn’t commented since the Sunday interview with Miriam O’Callaghan.

Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'

Jan 19th 2015, 8:46 PM 45,654 Views 70 Comments

He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay
# Proud
# Proud

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay

Dec 16th 2014, 4:17 PM 5,310 Views 8 Comments

Beautiful.

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
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British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law

Dec 12th 2014, 3:24 PM 30,635 Views 67 Comments

Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?
# You're Not My Type
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Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?

Nov 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,313 Views 73 Comments

Gay people aren’t sexual predators ready to pounce on unsuspecting straight friends and colleagues… so calm down.

Yes, Margo really did compare gay sex to a sandwich on the Late Late Show
# Dry Atin'
# Dry Atin'

Yes, Margo really did compare gay sex to a sandwich on the Late Late Show

Sep 27th 2014, 12:37 PM 9,068 Views 3 Comments

OK then.

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
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# Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

Sep 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 399 Views 61 Comments

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?
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# Coming Out

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Aug 31st 2014, 7:30 PM 2,612 Views 74 Comments

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
# The Birds And The Bees
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# The Birds And The Bees

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?

Jun 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 14,395 Views 45 Comments

A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.

'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan
# Open
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# Open

'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan

Apr 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 43,271 Views 88 Comments

The Dublin and St Vincent’s footballer has stressed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness within the GAA and sport as a whole.

Pure in Heart: “We don’t have a negative view of sex”
# Sellotape Sex Education
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# Sellotape Sex Education

Pure in Heart: “We don’t have a negative view of sex”

Feb 24th 2014, 9:31 PM 24,271 Views 172 Comments

The group were responding after claims that at one of their sex education talks they taped two students together by their wrists.

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability
# Somebody To Love
# Somebody To Love

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability

Feb 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 2,107 Views 0 Comments

“We’re all people”.

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.
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Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

Feb 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 881 Views 178 Comments

I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people
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Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:28 PM 58,110 Views 198 Comments

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

RTÉ releases recording of controversial God Slot show in advance of broadcast
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ releases recording of controversial God Slot show in advance of broadcast

Jan 17th 2014, 3:08 PM 21,462 Views 75 Comments

RTÉ was forced to respond to criticism after ‘curing gays’ tweet last night.

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way
# The God Slot
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# The God Slot

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way

Jan 16th 2014, 10:48 PM 41,738 Views 214 Comments

A Twitter account for an RTÉ Radio religious programme asked if ‘gays can be cured’, sparking outrage on Twitter.

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?
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Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 2,714 Views 101 Comments

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

Lisa McInerney: Sharing of 'Slane Girl' pics does disservice to women and men
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Lisa McInerney: Sharing of 'Slane Girl' pics does disservice to women and men

Aug 20th 2013, 11:05 AM 761 Views 413 Comments

If you’re more upset about a sexual act occurring than about the malicious sharing of images of that act online, then you have a lot to think about, writes Lisa McInerney.

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship
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Column: We need education about porn, not censorship

Jul 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 370 Views 45 Comments

While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn
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Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 358 Views 23 Comments

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
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US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down

Jun 20th 2013, 8:37 PM 8,309 Views 63 Comments

The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report
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Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

May 17th 2013, 7:26 AM 5,080 Views 79 Comments

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

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