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#Homophobia

# homophobia - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

Jun 6th 2014, 3:59 PM 11,647 Views 22 Comments

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
# LGBT
# LGBT

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

May 16th 2014, 9:22 AM 9,228 Views 135 Comments

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

# homophobia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:07 PM 4,319 Views 0 Comments

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

# homophobia - Friday 4 April, 2014

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

Biscuit company hits out at homophobic comments with amazing comeback

Apr 4th 2014, 8:52 AM 4,959 Views 5 Comments

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

# homophobia - Friday 28 March, 2014

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times
# Gone
# Gone

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times

Mar 28th 2014, 11:07 AM 38,871 Views 226 Comments

A spokesperson for Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan said Waters had “decided to stop contributing columns”.

# homophobia - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

Mar 26th 2014, 11:57 AM 9,040 Views 51 Comments

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

# homophobia - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,676 Views 40 Comments

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# homophobia - Monday 10 March, 2014

Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope
# Standing Up
# Standing Up

Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope

Mar 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 81 Views 42 Comments

Important debates about gay rights have taken place in Ireland and the world in the past few months, leading young people to feel more valued, more included and more heard, writes David Carroll.

# homophobia - Sunday 9 March, 2014

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

# homophobia - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,868 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

Feb 24th 2014, 1:59 PM 10,820 Views 106 Comments

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# homophobia - Sunday 23 February, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland
# Over To You
# Over To You

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 37,063 Views 180 Comments

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland
# Over To You
# Over To You

In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 18,315 Views 141 Comments

Sine a request for your stories last week, we have been inundated with correspondence. Here is just a selection of your experiences.

# homophobia - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'
# Equality
# Equality

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'

Feb 19th 2014, 9:08 AM 13,703 Views 94 Comments

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

# homophobia - Monday 17 February, 2014

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens

Feb 17th 2014, 11:59 AM 26,524 Views 65 Comments

‘It’s terrible to think that an individual has to make a decision between who you are and being involved in the sport that you love’.

# homophobia - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Over to you: Have you ever experienced homophobia?
# Gay In Ireland
# Gay In Ireland

Over to you: Have you ever experienced homophobia?

Feb 16th 2014, 9:00 PM 24,072 Views 0 Comments

We want to hear your story.

Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life
# Equality
# Equality

Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life

Feb 16th 2014, 9:00 PM 43,547 Views 267 Comments

Society has come on leaps and bounds but some words are yet to disappear. Queer, puff, faggot, unnatural and perverted…are all still hurled at men and women in today’s Ireland. Here are stories from seven members of the LBG community.

Gay people don't play sport because it is too manly - Neil Francis
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Gay people don't play sport because it is too manly - Neil Francis

Feb 16th 2014, 3:58 PM 81,152 Views 298 Comments

The former Ireland lock and Sunday Independent columnist made his comments on Off The Ball.

# homophobia - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels 'empathy' for victimisers
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels 'empathy' for victimisers

Feb 15th 2014, 11:52 AM 27,739 Views 77 Comments

The hurler spoke about his experiences on The Late Late Show.

# homophobia - Thursday 13 February, 2014

This 12-year-old's letter to RTE about homophobia is amazing
# Letter To Panti
From The Daily Edge
# Letter To Panti

This 12-year-old's letter to RTE about homophobia is amazing

Feb 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 20,181 Views 26 Comments

Niamh Keegan wanted to tell Panti and RTE just what she thought of homophobia.

# homophobia - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay
# Support
# Support

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay

Feb 11th 2014, 7:37 PM 22,360 Views 66 Comments

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

# homophobia - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE

Feb 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 38,809 Views 287 Comments

Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.

# homophobia - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 43,495 Views 257 Comments

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 67,613 Views 364 Comments

Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms

Feb 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 50 Views 97 Comments

The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.

# homophobia - Thursday 6 February, 2014

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate

Feb 6th 2014, 10:54 PM 18,163 Views 0 Comments

TDs from across the house questioned RTÉ’s handling of the affair, but Pat Rabbitte says he won’t interfere.

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse
# Dáil
# Dáil

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Feb 6th 2014, 10:51 PM 28,491 Views 0 Comments

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

Feb 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 13,836 Views 56 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

# homophobia - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Dáil won't allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

Dáil won't allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

Feb 5th 2014, 10:40 AM 7,972 Views 0 Comments

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

RTÉ's head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff
# Television
# Television

RTÉ's head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff

Feb 5th 2014, 8:51 AM 25,527 Views 195 Comments

Glen Killane said that the broadcaster has not “engaged in censorship, but has rather fallen foul of Ireland’s defamation laws”.

Stephen Fry joins Panti's supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers
# Going Viral
From The Daily Edge
# Going Viral

Stephen Fry joins Panti's supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers

Feb 5th 2014, 7:28 AM 22,544 Views 126 Comments

Panti’s Noble Call has now been viewed more than 200,000 times.

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
# Debate
# Debate

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 14,984 Views 0 Comments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

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

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

Feb 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 964 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.

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights
# Equality
# Equality

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

Feb 4th 2014, 2:08 PM 8,439 Views 78 Comments

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days
# Viral
# Viral

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

Feb 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 19,418 Views 186 Comments

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

# homophobia - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:28 PM 58,556 Views 198 Comments

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

# homophobia - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday
# Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

Jan 30th 2014, 11:10 PM 30,145 Views 110 Comments

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 32,678 Views 118 Comments

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

# homophobia - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,310 Views 513 Comments

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?