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#Homophobia

# homophobia - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. It’s Sunday, so take it easy and get filled in on all you need to know.

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# homophobia - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

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

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

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

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'

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

# homophobia - Monday 17 February, 2014

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

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

‘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?

We want to hear your story.

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

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.

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

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

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

# homophobia - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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

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

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

# homophobia - Thursday 13 February, 2014

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

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

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

“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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

# homophobia - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# homophobia - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The42 Former Vikings kicker claims he was cut by 'bigot' coach for supporting gay rights NFL

Former Vikings kicker claims he was cut by 'bigot' coach for supporting gay rights

Chris Kluwe unveiled the revelations in an article on Deadspin.

# homophobia - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Viral 'homophobic' receipt is a fake, say the people alleged to have written it Whodunnit?

# homophobia - 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.

# homophobia - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

The move comes after a number of high-profile women said they had received abusive messages on the social networking site.