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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.
Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children
There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.
'I feel like it's going to happen when it happens. We're in Ireland and it's very accepting of being gay'
Members of the Dublin Devils and PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness on the lack of LGBT representation in football.
No single 'gay gene' exists, says scientists
Many genetic variants play a role in same-sex attraction, according to a new scientific study.
First openly gay election candidate in the Arab world enters Tunisian presidential race
“The fact that I’m gay doesn’t change anything,” Mounir Baatour said.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time
Today is the first time the taoiseach attended the Belfast pride parade which is highlighting the theme of marriage equality.
'From the outside it looks like everything's great, but there's still a lot to do': The film festival that celebrates Ireland's LGBT community
The festival’s curator talks us through its highlights.
'Does being gay mean you can’t be a good footballer? No. So let's crack on' - Dyche
The Burnley boss says nobody in his dressing room would have an issue with the sexuality of a team-mate.
Uniformed PSNI officers will march in Dublin's gay Pride parade this weekend
This is the first time uniformed PSNI officers will march in the parade.
Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Commemorative plaque unveiled at the site of Ireland's first dedicated LGBT community centre
The Hirschfeld Centre was burnt down 31 years ago.
Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender
The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.
10-time All-Ireland winner praises GAA's 'wonderful' decision to take part in Dublin Pride Festival
Valerie Mulcahy and inter-county referee David Gough will lead a GAA representation in the parade.
The Aviva Stadium has been lit up with a difference this week
The home of Irish soccer and rugby is showing its support for Dublin Pride with the colours of the rainbow.
GAA to take part in next month's Dublin Pride Parade for the first time
Referee David Gough confirmed the GAA has accepted an invitation to take part in the annual Pride festival.
Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.
Uniformed gardaí will march in Dublin's gay pride parade next month
In 2017, uniformed members of Gardaí marched in the gay pride parade in Belfast.
'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'
The Emerald Warriors will host the Union Cup in Dublin this summer.
Lindsay Peat a victim of homophobic sledge during All-Ireland football final
The All-Ireland winner and Ireland rugby international yesterday launched the Union Cup, Europe’s largest LGBT rugby tournament.
Coronation Street is to feature a black family for the first time in its 59-year history
The producers of the show say they hope it will make it more representative of modern Britain.
Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented
The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.
'No place in any modern society': Psychologists condemn LGBT conversion therapies
The Psychological Society of Ireland said to call it ‘therapy’ is an affront to the work that psychologists do.
'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery
The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.
Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels
The nine hotels mentioned are located in the US, Britain, France and Italy.
Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence
The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.
Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year
US Vice President Mike Pence was criticised for excluding the media from the traditional breakfast meeting with the Taoiseach.
Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision
“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”
The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning
Aerach means gay in both the modern sense as well as the original meaning of happy and carefree writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight
Dozens of activists gathered outside RTÉ’s Donnybrook studios this evening.
Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say
Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.
'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600%
The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.
Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.
Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?
Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.
Frank McDonald: 'I wanted to paint a picture of Ireland in the 50s and 60s - it was a different country'
We talked to the retired journalist about writing his memoirs.
David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque
Senator David Norris on the legacy of the Hirschfeld Centre, which burned down.
OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'
Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.
Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'
Amnesty International have said the so-called taskforce must be immediately disbanded.
US gay student Matthew Shepard laid to rest 20 years after murder
Shepard was lured away from a bar in October 1998 by two young men pretending to be gay.
‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
'No Irish No Gay' Banner removed from Northern Irish motorway
The PSNI said it has removed the banner and launched an investigation into the incident.