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# Homosexuality

Last year
Ireland considered making 21 age of consent for gay people when decriminalising homosexuality
One 1993 document noted that moving from “criminalisation to equality might be too major a change at one go”.
The age of consent for heterosexual intercourse at the time was, and still is, 17 years old
21 was described as "probably the age most acceptable to those who do not want decriminalisation but recognise that there is no choice"
However, if 21 was chosen, "there would be an attempt to portray this country as backward", officials warned
Pope calls for bishops to welcome LGBTQ people into church
All time
'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
Egyptian TV host sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing gay man
Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'
Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case
Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality
New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts
Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality
Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'
14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay
Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'
Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come
British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco
McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination
Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership
Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum
Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...
Christine Allen
Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people
This woman has gone to extreme lengths to prove Frozen has a 'Gay Agenda'
Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda
Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms
Kevin Donoghue
NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor
Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect'
McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'
Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality