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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Homophobia

All time
# aunt marie
This teen is going viral for spectacularly shutting down her homophobic aunt
# love is love
Adidas perfectly shut down homophobic comments on their Instagram yesterday
Well played.
# renua
Renua candidate steps down after labelling Vatican 'the Antichrist'
Mary Smyth also reportedly said the Vatican was “corrupt” and “riddled with gay sex”.
# don't hang up
Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke
Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…
# Homophobia
Gay scout pulled out of race for top role after receiving e-mail full of 'insinuations and threats'
Kiernan Gildea received the anonymous e-mail on the eve of the National Council in April.
# Israel
'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'
The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.
# European invasion
An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin
Victory Outreach International are due to perform ‘Straight From The Hood’ in the Liberty Hall Theatre.
# pride in the name of love
American woman is asked to tone down her "relentlessly gay" garden, gets spectacular revenge
“I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”
# ten walls
A music producer was dropped from several festivals after his homophobic rant went viral
Ten Walls played in Co. Westmeath just last week.
# beacon of light
Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
We have an awful lot of work to do…
"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.
# out on the fields
Most gay sportsmen and women in Ireland 'verbally abused' on the pitch
A worldwide survey of homophobia in sport has results on Ireland.
# Slurs
A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend
David Pocock raised the issue with referee Craig Joubert during the Brumbies clash with the Waratahs.
I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there
Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.
# the battle of fifth avenue
Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day
“In their eyes, we can’t be Irish and queer. We can only be one or the other.”
# Inclusive
'This is a momentous occasion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletes'
World Rugby has signed a new agreement to collaborate with International Gay Rugby.
# the strides of march
Charlie Flanagan will march in the New York Paddy's Day parade, despite Irish LGBT ban
Joan Burton boycotted the event last year.
# Homophobia
Leaflet at UKIP conference claims LGBT education is 'sexual grooming'
The party has previously distanced itself from the Christian group that was handing out the leaflets.
# parental concerns
School that cancelled homophobic bullying workshop say it will go ahead 'at a future date'
Volunteers say they were told the cancellation was because “both sides of the argument should be represented”.
7 inspiring responses to homophobia in our society
The times homophobia didn’t win.
# Not happening
Students to protest over school's cancellation of homophobic bullying workshop
Transition year students at Coláiste Eoin in Dublin are planning to wear rainbow flags on their school crests.
Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else
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.
Opinion: Sexism and homophobia will be big issues for the beautiful game in 2015
Professional football has certainly become more tolerant regarding race, but I genuinely believe that sexism and other forms of intolerance are getting worse.
# step off
Derren Brown shuts down homophobic abuse in a really excellent way
# humans of homophobia
This Irish student's heartfelt essay about the effects of homophobia is going super viral
The powerful piece was picked up by the Huffington Post.
# spar guy
The man behind the 'Spar Guy' Facebook status has spoken out
He said the post was never meant to be seen by the public.
# spar guy
This brilliant story about a kind Dublin shop worker is going super viral
All hail #SparGuy.
# Section 37
"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.
# on the buses
Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing
‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’
# Pantigate
Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night
Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.
# Speaking out
Brendan Courtney receives outpouring of support after homophobic abuse on Dublin street
The TV presenter received verbal abuse.
# Renting
Landlord refuses to rent to gay couple, wants 'regular couple' instead
“Hi guys, sorry but we are looking for a regular couple.”
# Dislike
Facebook to drag queens: 'Sorry for forcing you to use your real names'
“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”
# brotherly love
Here's how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours
Twitter users teamed up last night to catch suspects in a homophobic attack in Philadelphia
# over to you
In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland
Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…
# Section 37
Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws
Section 37 could be scrapped soon, allowing gay teachers to live open lives.
Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency
Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.
# crowdfunding
"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.
# disowned
The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents
A video of Daniel Pierce’s confrontation with his parents has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views.
# pucker up
Gallery denies anti-gay discrimination over McGuinness-Robinson 'gay kiss' warning
“If it was a man and woman kissing there wouldn’t have been an issue.”