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# LGBT

Last month
January 2023
# Murder
Suspects arrested for murder of LGBT activist in Kenya
Members of Kenya’s LGBTQ community often face harassment and physical attacks.
# Edwin Chiloba
One man arrested after Kenyan LGBT activist’s body found in metal box
Edwin Chiloba’s body was discovered on Wednesday on a road in Uasin Gishu County, in the country’s west.
Last year
2022
# Father Séan Sheehy
Influential priest says LGBT Catholics are 'as much a part of the Church' as the pope
Father James Martin made the remarks following a controversial homily by Father Séan Sheehy in Kerry.
# LGBT
Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men
The criminalisation of consensual sexual acts between men remained in place until 1993.
# Qatar World Cup
Taoiseach: There 'can't be any inhibition' for LGBT people to attend World Cup in Qatar
It comes after UK foreign secretary James Cleverly said LGBT football fans should be “respectful of the host nation” if they attend the tournament.
# World Cup
Campaigner Peter Tatchell ‘arrested in Doha while protesting Qatar's LGBT rights record’
The Peter Tatchell Foundation said the campaigner was detained as he demonstrated against ‘one of the most homophobic regimes on Earth’.
# Bratislava
'Radicalised' teen shoots dead two men at LGBTQ bar in Slovakia
The shooting happened yesterday outside the Teplaren bar in Bratislava.
# Controversy
Reaction to Iker Casillas tweet shows need for 'a lot of education'
England international Lucy Bronze has given her thoughts on the matter.
# Regret
Casillas apologises to LGBT community and claims account was hacked after 'I'm gay' post
The post quickly gained traction on social media before being deleted.
# Congress
US politician attends son’s same-sex wedding days after voting no to gay marriage
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states
# inclusivity
'Great strides' made in match-day experience for LGBT community at Liverpool
The Liverpool supporters’ group Kop Outs was established in 2016.
# Pride
Micheál Martin has 'no time' for a UK-style 'toxic' discussion on trans issues
An Taoiseach said he will be in attendance at the Dublin Pride march this weekend.
# Homophobia
LGBT+ groups set to meet with gardaí over recent homophobic attacks in Dublin
With Pride taking place in two weeks, the groups want to ensure that safety of people is paramount.
# Justice
Ireland needs new scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men, experts advise
A working group is examining how Ireland can go about disregarding convictions made against gay and bisexual men under legislation that was later repealed.
# Sligo
Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo
Vigils are taking place across Ireland over the long weekend.
# UK
Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
The move was condemned by opposition parties.
# Gay Rights
'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
Ireland could follow the UK’s lead and exonerate gay men later this year.
Ireland could follow the UK's lead and exonerate gay men later this year, Órla Ryan reports
A working group is set to submit a progress report to the Justice Minister this month and its final report later this year
Hundreds of gay men were convicted under laws later repealed when homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993
All time
# Universal Periodic Review
UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.
# Changes
Gay and bisexual men can donate blood sooner under new rules in the North
The Republic still has strict rules in place.
# Viktor Orban
Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law
Leaders from 17 EU countries condemned the Hungarian law last month.
# Imported blood
Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.
# sexual health
Limited access to HIV services during pandemic an ongoing concern for LGBT+ community
Closures and scaledowns of sexual health services have raised issues for HIV prevention and testing.
Voices
Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen
This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.
# LGBT
Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law
A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.
# Direct Provison
New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents
It comes after pressure to make the system more welcoming for LGBT+ people.
# Values
Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that Hungary should not be in EU because of the new law.
# hellhounds
'The other clubs in Cork are delighted to see a new club popping up'
The Cork Hellhounds are a new LGBT-inclusive rugby club.
Voices
Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.
# Hungary
Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.
# Waterford
More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will be joining Waterford Mayor Damien Geoghegan, after two separate incidents where the flags were taken down.
# Mental Health
97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.
'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time
A local LGBT+ group is urging the public to fly the rainbow flag from their home as a show of support.
# Waterford
Man arrested over alleged burning of Pride flags in Waterford city
Gardaí said the man has been charged with a count of criminal damage.
# Pride Month
LGBT Pride flags burned in Waterford city
“It goes to show why festivals like Pride matter in the first place,” the Mayor of Waterford said.
Voices
Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.
# National Gender Service
'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.
# Poland
French minister describes Poland's LGBT rights situation as 'worrying'
LGBT rights have become a flashpoint issue in Poland in recent years under the populist Law and Justice (PiS) party government.
# Australia
Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.
# Healthcare
'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.
# Crumlin
Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.