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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message
# Purity Matters Initiative
# Purity Matters Initiative

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message

Dec 5th 2013, 8:29 AM 30,907 Views 322 Comments

The NUIG Legion of Mary society was suspended for its ‘Purity Matters Initiative’.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Gay rights groups welcome marriage referendum plan, Catholic Bishops don't
# Referendum
# Referendum

Gay rights groups welcome marriage referendum plan, Catholic Bishops don't

Nov 6th 2013, 8:52 AM 11,180 Views 409 Comments

The Bishop of Kildare says that the issue is “not about equality”, but Alan Shatter says that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality.

# gay-rights - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people

Nov 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 22 Views 44 Comments

International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.

# gay-rights - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself

Oct 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,271 Views 106 Comments

On National Coming Out Day, 68-year-old Eddie Parsons remembers growing up in an Ireland where “being gay was not an option” – and how he finally came out at the age of 54.

# gay-rights - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades
# Safe House
# Safe House

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

Oct 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,402 Views 9 Comments

It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…

# gay-rights - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son
# Shame In The Family
From The Daily Edge
# Shame In The Family

Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:19 AM 5,941 Views 4 Comments

“I now have a fabulous grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for a heartless daughter.”

# gay-rights - Friday 27 September, 2013

Athletes and spectators can expect 'fabulous experience' at Russian Winter Olympics
# Olympics
# Olympics

Athletes and spectators can expect 'fabulous experience' at Russian Winter Olympics

Sep 27th 2013, 8:43 AM 3,902 Views 29 Comments

The IOC said that as long as the Olympic Charter is respected, it is satisfied, despite criticisms of the country’s ‘anti-gay laws’.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'
# G20 Meeting
# G20 Meeting

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'

Sep 4th 2013, 7:38 PM 4,181 Views 51 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland has said the anti-gay laws create a climate of intolerance.

# gay-rights - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight

Aug 31st 2013, 7:45 AM 19,117 Views 56 Comments

The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.

# gay-rights - Friday 30 August, 2013

Californian court upholds ban on "gay therapy"
# Quackery
# Quackery

Californian court upholds ban on "gay therapy"

Aug 30th 2013, 12:04 PM 9,791 Views 109 Comments

A Christian legal group will appeal the decision that outlawed therapy that aims to turn gay teens straight.

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'

Aug 22nd 2013, 9:23 AM 9,912 Views 77 Comments

James Kirchick was on the Russia Today to speak about Bradly Manning’s but instead labelled the channel a “Kremlin funded propaganda network”.

# gay-rights - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin
# March For Marriage
# March For Marriage

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin

Aug 18th 2013, 8:05 PM 19,775 Views 335 Comments

The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality
# Gay Rights
From The42
# Gay Rights

Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

Aug 15th 2013, 8:06 PM 8,997 Views 17 Comments

Some of the world’s top athletes have responded angrily after Isinbayeva came out in support of Russia’s controversial anti-gay law.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter
# France
# France

Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter

Aug 13th 2013, 9:45 PM 10,108 Views 22 Comments

Group claims Twitter “allowed a homophobic atmosphere to develop” on the social media site in France – and is filing a complaint for incitement to hatred.

# gay-rights - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Meet Putin's morality crusader: anti-gay and against cursing online
# Russia
# Russia

Meet Putin's morality crusader: anti-gay and against cursing online

Aug 10th 2013, 11:30 AM 9,837 Views 79 Comments

Yelena Mizulina also wants to impose a tax on divorce.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Pope refuses to use his armoured Popemobile in Brazil
# First Visit
# First Visit

Pope refuses to use his armoured Popemobile in Brazil

Jul 23rd 2013, 8:23 AM 9,110 Views 62 Comments

The pontiff wanted to “pass through its great heart”.

# gay-rights - Friday 12 July, 2013

German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium
# St Pauli
From The42
# St Pauli

German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium

Jul 12th 2013, 12:00 PM 13,115 Views 35 Comments

St Pauli are urging Germany’s other clubs to follow their lead in the fight against homophobia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Column: In a same-sex relationship with an American citizen? Here's what you should know
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In a same-sex relationship with an American citizen? Here's what you should know

Jul 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 42 Views 6 Comments

Irish citizens in same-sex relationships with US citizens or green card holders have new US immigration rights. Here’s what you should know about the changes, writes Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella

# gay-rights - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Irish nurse first person ever to get US residence through same-sex marriage
# Green Card
# Green Card

Irish nurse first person ever to get US residence through same-sex marriage

Jul 7th 2013, 2:06 PM 14,896 Views 19 Comments

Cathy Davis, a nurse from Dublin, was given a green card following her marriage to fellow Dubliner, Catriona Dowling.

# gay-rights - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Aww: Bert and Ernie make the cover of The New Yorker in gay marriage celebration
# Coupledom
# Coupledom

Aww: Bert and Ernie make the cover of The New Yorker in gay marriage celebration

Jun 29th 2013, 12:45 PM 10,417 Views 55 Comments

The roommates are curled up on a couch watching the US Supreme Court strike down a law restricting the rights of gay people.

# gay-rights - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

Jun 27th 2013, 2:07 PM 4,009 Views 128 Comments

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

# gay-rights - Monday 24 June, 2013

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests
# I Saw The Sign
From The Daily Edge
# I Saw The Sign

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests

Jun 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 23,801 Views 33 Comments

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

# gay-rights - Thursday 20 June, 2013

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
# Civil Rights
# Civil Rights

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.

# gay-rights - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march

May 25th 2013, 1:52 PM 6,173 Views 38 Comments

Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.

# gay-rights - Friday 12 April, 2013

Homophobic assaults surge in France amid gay marriage debate
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Homophobic assaults surge in France amid gay marriage debate

Apr 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,001 Views 58 Comments

Senators and members of parliament who support the bill have also been targeted.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Meet the couple 'riding a marriage rollercoaster' for the past 10 years
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the couple 'riding a marriage rollercoaster' for the past 10 years

Mar 26th 2013, 6:50 AM 14,726 Views 13 Comments

The Supreme Court will today begin hearing Kris Perry and Sandy Stier’s fight to have California’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down.

# gay-rights - Friday 1 March, 2013

Consititution Convention wants your suggestions on same sex marriage
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Consititution Convention wants your suggestions on same sex marriage

Mar 1st 2013, 5:45 PM 6,013 Views 56 Comments

The convention is encouraging organisations, citizens and the disapora to “make their voices heard” before its next meeting.

# gay-rights - Friday 25 January, 2013

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing
# Russia
# Russia

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

Jan 25th 2013, 6:03 PM 9,422 Views 33 Comments

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.

# gay-rights - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

Dec 20th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,112 Views 39 Comments

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

# gay-rights - Friday 7 December, 2012

Britain to allow gay marriages in churches
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Britain to allow gay marriages in churches

Dec 7th 2012, 8:35 PM 7,520 Views 114 Comments

However Prime Minister David Cameron insisted no faith group would be forced to hold the ceremonies.

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia
# Madge
# Madge

Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:00 PM 6,274 Views 23 Comments

The lawsuit had sought millions of dollars in damages from the signer ‘traumatising’ minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St Petersburg.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting

Nov 21st 2012, 1:08 PM 4,695 Views 75 Comments

The Justice Minister said he was “acutely aware” of the need to reform family law in Ireland to ensure equality for gay and lesbian parents.

# gay-rights - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Column: The ‘Kill The Gays’ law is shocking – but we mustn’t act rashly
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The ‘Kill The Gays’ law is shocking – but we mustn’t act rashly

Nov 18th 2012, 1:00 PM 48 Views 70 Comments

Imposing Western will too forcefully will only put more lives in danger, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped
# Anti-gay Bill
# Anti-gay Bill

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Nov 13th 2012, 3:51 PM 12,621 Views 74 Comments

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# gay-rights - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"
# Jerry Buttimer
# Jerry Buttimer

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"

Nov 11th 2012, 7:45 AM 12,391 Views 17 Comments

The TD said that there are people across Ireland who are afraid to come out, but that if he had known how good life would be for him, he would have come out sooner.

# gay-rights - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Mayor stirs up revolt against France gay marriage plans
# France
# France

Mayor stirs up revolt against France gay marriage plans

Oct 4th 2012, 11:54 AM 3,597 Views 31 Comments

Parisian mayor Francois Lebel says he will refuse to preside over same-sex marriages on the grounds they could open the door to polygamous or incestuous unions.

# gay-rights - Monday 3 September, 2012

Dublin City Council votes 'Yes' to marriage equality
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Dublin City Council votes 'Yes' to marriage equality

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:47 PM 8,695 Views 116 Comments

Gay rights’ groups welcome the move as Dublin follows Cork in lending support to same-sex civil marriages.

# gay-rights - Monday 27 August, 2012

Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments
# Equality
# Equality

Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments

Aug 27th 2012, 4:03 PM 7,763 Views 127 Comments

The organisation said the lack of legal recognition for children of gay and lesbian couples has a significant impact on the children’s lives.

# gay-rights - Sunday 12 August, 2012

In photos: Crowds March for Marriage in Dublin
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

In photos: Crowds March for Marriage in Dublin

Aug 12th 2012, 7:01 PM 13,552 Views 119 Comments

Members of the public took the streets of Dublin to march in solidarity with the LGBT community and demand marriage for all citizens.