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# 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.

# homophobia - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd

The country’s prime minister made the comment after his election rival touted a candidate’s sex appeal.

# homophobia - 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.

# homophobia - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.

# homophobia - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# homophobia - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Tel Aviv police arrest suspects over deadly 2009 attack on gay youth centre

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young gay people outside a youth centre in Tel Aviv five years ago.

# homophobia - 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.

# homophobia - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

# homophobia - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia Hate Crime This post contains images

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia

The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.

# homophobia - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

In a recent interview with, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

# homophobia - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.

# homophobia - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Spar investigates alleged homophobic incident at Dame Street store

Two men have claimed they were abused after kissing in the shop over the weekend.

# homophobia - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From The42 GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims Homophobia

GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims

Phil Prendergast MEP called on the GAA to take a tougher stance on homophobic abuse following comments made by Cork’s Dónal Óg Cusack last week.

# homophobia - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

# homophobia - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade

Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.

# homophobia - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day

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# homophobia - Friday 13 April, 2012

London mayor bans anti-gay ads from city buses

Boris Johnson intervenes to stop the ‘Core Values Trust’ from taking out ads advocating therapy for homosexuals.

# homophobia - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

# homophobia - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Michael D Higgins hits out at racism and homophobia

The President said the problems can cause violence and even lead to suicide among young people.

# homophobia - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland

Excusing homophobia by saying it’s ‘just a joke’ is no excuse and it’s not funny, writes Rory Geraghty.

# homophobia - Monday 16 January, 2012

Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back

This week, regular columnist Lisa McInerney argues that everyone is entitled to their opinion – because it gives us a chance to stand up against odious claptrap.

# homophobia - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland?

Young people in Ireland are especially vulnerable to homophobic bullying, the co-founder of LGBT support group BeLonG To has said. Today, we ask if you have seen evidence of homophobic bullying in Ireland.

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless

Most adults in Ireland can now be openly gay, writes Michael Barron – but the reality for young people is very different.

# homophobia - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Cabinet to finalise social welfare cuts, Europe seeks powers to put weak countries ‘in administration’, and Stephen King’s lowest literary ebb?

# homophobia - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The42 American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever Bad Call

American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever

Another bizarre tale from the mad, mad world of American high school football…

# homophobia - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks

Journalist Eamon Delaney may claim to stand for equality – but his assertions are nothing but the usual homophobic bullying, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

From The42 UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out' UFC

UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out'

Dana White says that he wouldn’t be surprised to learn that several of his fighters are homosexual.

# homophobia - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

US military to officially repeal ban on openly gay personnel

The Pentagon says it is ready for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy concerning gays serving openly in the military, which has been in place for almost two decades, to come to an end.

# homophobia - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homophobia - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Cork bar 'meant no offence whatsoever' in asking gay couple to leave

The Old Oak bar, and the gay couple asked to leave it after kissing there on Friday, issue a joint statement after meeting today.

Cork bar accused of kicking gay couple out for kissing

A bouncer at the Old Oak Bar in Cork reportedly asked a gay couple to leave after they kissed during a night out.

# homophobia - Saturday 16 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website Going Gaga

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website

The singer’s UK fan site is hacked by ‘SwagSec’, with names and email addresses of thousands of fans copied.

# homophobia - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

From The42 How a gay rights activist nearly convinced FIFA to denounce homophobia So Close

How a gay rights activist nearly convinced FIFA to denounce homophobia

The organiser of Berlin’s annual Gay Pride Parade managed to squeeze an informal agreement out of FIFA chiefs last month.

# homophobia - Friday 24 June, 2011

Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too

Accusations of ‘targeting children’ and ‘encouraging suicide’? Welcome to life as a gay figure in the media, writes BeLonG To founder Michael Barron.

# homophobia - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues

A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.

# homophobia - Friday 27 May, 2011

Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players

Football associations have put the boot into racism. Now it’s time to tackle the rampant homophobia as well, writes’s Mick Reynolds.

# homophobia - Friday 20 May, 2011

Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube Homophobia This post contains videos

Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube

Group behind StandUp! campaign now speaking to Government on commitment to targeting bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender young people.

# homophobia - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Student who filmed roommate having sex with another man faces 15 charges

The man faces charges after secretly streaming footage of his roommate sleeping with another man on the internet. His 18-year-old roommate took his own life after learning about what had happened.

# homophobia - Friday 15 April, 2011

Gay ex-NBA star says homophobic slurs commonplace in basketball

John Amaechi says he cannot understand the public’s surprise at Kobe Bryant’s use of the word “faggot.”