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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.
Man arrested over alleged burning of Pride flags in Waterford city
Gardaí said the man has been charged with a count of criminal damage.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK
The long-awaited report has been published by the HSE after a number of delays.
Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.
Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn
Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.
College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.
Polish police clash with demonstrators protesting against LGBT activist's arrest
Warsaw police said that 48 people were arrested.
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.
US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.
'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.
Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.
'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary
Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.
'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.
Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'
Schofield made the announcement in a statement posted on his Instagram account.
'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.
US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.
From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North
The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.
'Untold damage could be done': Talks by US chastity speaker cancelled amid criticism
Jason Evert has described homosexuality as a disorder and is critical of contraception.
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
Concerns have also been raised about people being sexually assaulted while taking drugs such as GHB.
Same-sex kiss cut from new Star Wars movie for viewers in Singapore
Local media reported that the women were seen embracing but not kissing.
Teenager who harassed women after they refused to kiss on London bus has sentence increased
The boy was given eight-month youth referral order due to the homophobic nature of the attack.
'Football has not created an environment where anyone would ever feel comfortable saying, 'I am gay''
A brilliant clip of Graeme Souness on a weekend where LGBT inclusion in football was pushed – though Everton are now investigating reports of homophobic chants.
'If one of our team-mates was to come out and say they were gay, nothing changes'
Leicester City duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell have expressed their support of LGBT footballers.
'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census
Scotland’s census will give individuals up to 21 options under this category including skolisexual and demiromantic.
Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.
Collins Dictionary recognises 'non-binary' and names 'climate strike' as Word of the Year
Pop star Smith came out as non-binary this year, sparking a debate over gender and sexuality.
Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.
'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'
Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.
LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation
The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.
Regulations to allow same sex parents register both their names on their child's birth cert to be signed today
Law will allow same sex parents register both their names on their child’s birth cert from May 5th 2020.
Russia investigates videos of children talking with members of the LGBT community
In Russia, the offence of “sexual violence” can carry a jail term of between 12 and 20 years.
'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.