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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message

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

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

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

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

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

# gay-rights - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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

Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son

“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

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'

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

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"

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'

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

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

From The42 Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality Gay Rights

Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

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

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

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

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

# gay-rights - Friday 12 July, 2013

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

German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium

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

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

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

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

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Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

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

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

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

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

# gay-rights - Thursday 20 June, 2013

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down

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 This post contains images

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?"

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

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 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

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 This post contains images

In photos: Crowds March for Marriage in Dublin

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