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#Homophobia

# homophobia - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'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.

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin European Invasion This post contains videos

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.

# homophobia - Thursday 18 June, 2015

American woman is asked to tone down her "relentlessly gay" garden, gets spectacular revenge

“I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”

# homophobia - Monday 8 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge A music producer was dropped from several festivals after his homophobic rant went viral 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.

# homophobia - Monday 1 June, 2015

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…

# homophobia - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"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.

# homophobia - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Most gay sportsmen and women in Ireland 'verbally abused' on the pitch

A worldwide survey of homophobia in sport has results on Ireland.

# homophobia - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From The42 A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend 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.

# homophobia - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

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.

# homophobia - Sunday 8 March, 2015

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.”

# homophobia - Friday 6 March, 2015

From The42 'This is a momentous occasion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletes' 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.

# homophobia - Monday 2 March, 2015

Charlie Flanagan will march in the New York Paddy's Day parade, despite Irish LGBT ban

Joan Burton boycotted the event last year.

# homophobia - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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.

# homophobia - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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”.

From The Daily Edge 7 inspiring responses to homophobia in our society

7 inspiring responses to homophobia in our society

The times homophobia didn’t win.

# homophobia - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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.

# homophobia - Thursday 22 January, 2015

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.

# homophobia - Monday 5 January, 2015

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.

# homophobia - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Derren Brown shuts down homophobic abuse in a really excellent way Step Off

# homophobia - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Irish student's heartfelt essay about the effects of homophobia is going super viral 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.

# homophobia - Monday 24 November, 2014

The man behind the 'Spar Guy' Facebook status has spoken out

He said the post was never meant to be seen by the public.

From The Daily Edge This brilliant story about a kind Dublin shop worker is going super viral Spar Guy

# homophobia - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# homophobia - Monday 20 October, 2014

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.’

# homophobia - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night 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.

# homophobia - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brendan Courtney receives outpouring of support after homophobic abuse on Dublin street Speaking Out

Brendan Courtney receives outpouring of support after homophobic abuse on Dublin street

The TV presenter received verbal abuse.

# homophobia - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Landlord refuses to rent to gay couple, wants 'regular couple' instead Renting

Landlord refuses to rent to gay couple, wants 'regular couple' instead

“Hi guys, sorry but we are looking for a regular couple.”

# homophobia - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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.”

# homophobia - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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

# homophobia - Sunday 14 September, 2014

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…

Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws

Section 37 could be scrapped soon, allowing gay teachers to live open lives.

# homophobia - Friday 5 September, 2014

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.

# homophobia - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"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”.

# homophobia - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents 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.

# homophobia - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.”

# homophobia - Monday 14 July, 2014

From The42 Thorpe's gay revelations earn praise, support Fair Play

Thorpe's gay revelations earn praise, support

Olympic gold medallist and Australian diver Matthew Mitcham said the revelations were an important development.

# homophobia - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

# homophobia - Friday 16 May, 2014

Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia

BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.

# homophobia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait Art Attack

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

The Olympic diver endured homophobic abuse after he came out last December.

# homophobia - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Biscuit company hits out at homophobic comments with amazing comeback Love

Biscuit company hits out at homophobic comments with amazing comeback

Honey Maid has something to say to its critics (and supporters).