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#LGBT Rights

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 October, 2019

Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise

The Department is putting out a public consultation in the coming weeks on the issue.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 5 April, 2019

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

The church added it wanted to “reduce the hate and contention so common today”.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

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

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From The42 Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights COYBIG

Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

From The Daily Edge Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA COYBIG

Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad

The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'

Varadkar said Ireland and the US have strong links that “will outlast any president or Taoiseach”.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'

He was forced to take medicine and receive injections.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 9 June, 2017

'I am engaged to a Catholic Irishwoman from Wexford' - Scottish Tory leader ahead of DUP deal

Ruth Davidson has reaffirmed her commitment to LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

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

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

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 November, 2016

Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone

Arch-conservative Pence has been a consistent opponent of LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 23 June, 2016

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin

Get your rainbow colours on and get out there.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments

Owen Jones insists the host was trying to ‘deflect’ attention from the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen deliberately targeted gay people

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 3 March, 2016

NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed

Bill de Blasio will take part in this year’s festivities after parade organisers decided to allow gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 18 February, 2016

US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban

A bill passed on Tuesday would ban transgender students from using bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Transgender children are 'living in a nightmare'

Jillian van Turnhout wants them to be given recognition on an interim basis.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender

Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 23 March, 2015

California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal

*But it’s unlikely to make it to the ballot.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse

A new site has been launched — allowing people to confidentially report incidents of abuse, like harassment, bullying and blackmail attempts.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 8 December, 2014

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 20 October, 2014

Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing

‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 25 September, 2014

New bill will "recognise different family forms"

The revised general scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill was published today.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands expected to turn out for same-sex marriage rally in Dublin

Organisers say they’re expecting a boost in numbers in the wake of the referendum announcement and the Pantigate controversy…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 March, 2014

“I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail

Activists have welcomed his decision, saying “no other group is asked to march without a banner and their standard – not the police, firefighters, or the Irish”.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

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