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# lgbt-rights - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video

Averil Power of Fianna Fáil was aiming to organise an ‘all party’ video message on the issue of LGBT rights and St. Patrick’s Day…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The42 Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA History

Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA

The Brooklyn Nets signed Collins to a 10-day contract this evening.

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.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Dublin Pride organisers invite New York Mayor to take part in annual march

Bill de Blasio’s not taking part in city’s Fifth Avenue St Patrick’s Day parade due to the organisers’ ban on pro gay-rights messages.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

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

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade

Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship By George

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely"

Orgainsers have said that the process to select the Grand Marshal is “well underway and has started a while back”.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin

Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

"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.

# lgbt-rights - 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.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The42 Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 1 November, 2013

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 30 September, 2013

Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row

Paul Barnes has said his store, Daintree Paper, “does not stock any merchandise that promotes same-sex marriage”.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights

I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'

James Kirchick was on the Russia Today to speak about Bradly Manning’s but instead labelled the channel a “Kremlin funded propaganda network”.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin

The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 29 June, 2013

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Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride parade.

# lgbt-rights - 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.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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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.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 29 March, 2013

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings

Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage

Ivana Bacik and by-election candidate Eoin Holmes publish a bill which removes the same-sex ban on civil marriages.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage

The EU Affairs minister tells the BBC she expects a referendum soon, but “genuinely” can’t predict whether it would pass.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 25 January, 2013

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 1 October, 2012

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors

The state’s governor says the legislation should relegate such treatments “to the dustbin of quackery”.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied that his criticism of homosexuality amounted to a denial of individual freedoms.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige

The government allows MPs to have a free vote in the House of Representatives – meaning a 98-42 defeat.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage

Gays will also be allowed to adopt children, either as individuals or as a couple, from 2013 onward.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage

A motion before the council’s monthly meeting tomorrow night asks it to support “the same rights and entitlements” for all.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 17 August, 2012

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender

Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

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VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for

This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.