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#Homosexuality

# homosexuality - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
# Jason Evert
# Jason Evert

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 5:46 PM 73,293 Views 329 Comments

A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.

# homosexuality - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
# Irish Events
# Irish Events

'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism

Jan 10th 2020, 7:43 PM 52,518 Views 241 Comments

Jason Evert has described homosexuality as a disorder and is critical of contraception.

# homosexuality - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,180 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# homosexuality - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,570 Views 24 Comments

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# homosexuality - Monday 21 January, 2019

Egyptian TV host sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing gay man
# Mohamed Al-Gheiti
# Mohamed Al-Gheiti

Egyptian TV host sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing gay man

Jan 21st 2019, 9:21 PM 46,280 Views 90 Comments

During the interview, the gay man, whose face was blurred, openly talked about his relationship with another man.

# homosexuality - Thursday 6 September, 2018

# homosexuality - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,575 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Jul 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 13,011 Views 50 Comments

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

Jun 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 12,502 Views 51 Comments

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Jun 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 13,507 Views 91 Comments

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

# homosexuality - Friday 13 April, 2018

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'

Updated Apr 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 35,783 Views 7 Comments

Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.

# homosexuality - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case
# Job Application
# Job Application

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Sep 14th 2017, 4:34 PM 26,237 Views 0 Comments

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
# Christianity
# Christianity

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,591 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# homosexuality - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
# Campaigner
# Campaigner

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

Dec 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 12,100 Views 100 Comments

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

# homosexuality - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality
# Marches
# Marches

Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality

Dec 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,912 Views 30 Comments

The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts
# Historical Injustice
# Historical Injustice

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts

Dec 7th 2016, 7:48 AM 6,744 Views 15 Comments

Senator Ged Nash called the move “an important gesture”.

# homosexuality - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality
# We Take It All Back
# We Take It All Back

Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality

Oct 20th 2016, 5:52 PM 12,671 Views 36 Comments

Anyone alive who was convicted of same-sex acts before the law was abolished will now receive an automatic pardon.

# homosexuality - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
# Bad Taste
# Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,180 Views 223 Comments

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia
# Gino Flaim
# Gino Flaim

Italian priest suspended after saying he "understands" paedophilia

Oct 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 16,518 Views 60 Comments

Fr Gino Flaim added that homosexuality was an “illness.”

# homosexuality - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'
# Bruce Arnold
# Bruce Arnold

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'

May 20th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,952 Views 194 Comments

Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.

# homosexuality - Friday 13 February, 2015

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay
# Pat Carey
From The Daily Edge
# Pat Carey

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

Feb 13th 2015, 1:05 PM 3,869 Views 1 Comment

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# homosexuality - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'
# Pardon
From The Daily Edge
# Pardon

Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'

Jan 31st 2015, 11:00 AM 23,545 Views 58 Comments

Stephen Fry is also one of the signatories of an open letter calling on the British government to pardon the men.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny's visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:01 AM 14,566 Views 125 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# homosexuality - Monday 6 October, 2014

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco
# Equality
# Equality

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco

Oct 6th 2014, 2:45 PM 23,880 Views 129 Comments

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

# homosexuality - Friday 29 August, 2014

McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination
# LGBT
# LGBT

McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination

Aug 29th 2014, 1:31 PM 24,900 Views 79 Comments

An ad for a speaking engagement has been rejected by Australian newspaper ‘The Catholic Weekly’ over the former President having ‘an agenda’.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership
# Protest
# Protest

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

May 7th 2014, 12:38 PM 16,456 Views 46 Comments

The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum

Mar 12th 2014, 5:19 PM 45,137 Views 397 Comments

The students who are protesting say they intend to remain there overnight.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...

Mar 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,797 Views 275 Comments

Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people
# Uganda
# Uganda

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people

Feb 25th 2014, 12:21 PM 18,406 Views 114 Comments

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

This woman has gone to extreme lengths to prove Frozen has a 'Gay Agenda'
# Let It Go
From The Daily Edge
# Let It Go

This woman has gone to extreme lengths to prove Frozen has a 'Gay Agenda'

Feb 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 4,438 Views 6 Comments

She’s not concealing her feelings when it comes to the smash hit Disney movie.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Feb 18th 2014, 5:48 PM 8,984 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

# homosexuality - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

Feb 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,237 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

# homosexuality - Friday 7 February, 2014

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 40 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.

# homosexuality - Monday 27 January, 2014

NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor
# Strong Words
# Strong Words

NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor

Jan 27th 2014, 10:18 PM 11,260 Views 16 Comments

The comments were allegedly made by the Governor of the Delta State in Nigeria at a recent awards ceremony.

# homosexuality - Monday 20 January, 2014

Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect'

Jan 20th 2014, 1:10 PM 12,739 Views 254 Comments

The 84-year-old has been criticised by gay rights groups for his comments.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'
# Church
# Church

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,026 Views 275 Comments

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

# homosexuality - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality
# 1983
# 1983

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

Dec 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 28,305 Views 85 Comments

There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.

# homosexuality - Friday 20 December, 2013

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality
# Homosexuality
# Homosexuality

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

Dec 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 16,083 Views 110 Comments

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

# homosexuality - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family

Nov 9th 2013, 12:00 PM 48,567 Views 82 Comments

I’m 28 and in a committed, loving relationship but none of my friends or family know that – because I’ve never told them I’m gay. For all the talk of social acceptability, I still fear of losing the people I love.

# homosexuality - Monday 28 October, 2013

'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin
# Equality
From The42
# Equality

'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin

Oct 28th 2013, 3:43 PM 1,333 Views 1 Comment

The Russian president made the promise despite the country’s new controversial law.

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