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Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'
The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.
'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn'
Karen Cogan has written a play about a fictional young lesbian in Cork for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.
How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives
G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.
Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
A look at LGBT rights across the world.
Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.
Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit
We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.
'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'
Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.
Calls for marriage equality as huge crowds gather in Belfast for this year's Pride event
Campaigners used the parade as an opportunity to call for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
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.
Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash
Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character.
Pride in London organisers 'sorry' over 'anti-trans' protest
Pride in London said the group “forced their way to the front of the parade”.
Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples
Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.
99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.
PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade
The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.
Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn't mean she can't value LGBT people
Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.
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.
Rita Ora is getting some criticism from LGBT artists over her new song 'Girls'
The song’s lyrics have come into question.
Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry
The performance featured two men dancing on stage.
Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds
It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.
'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.
Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'
1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.
Ex-England striker John Fashanu paid his brother Justin £75k to keep quiet about his sexuality
With the 20th anniversary of the death approaching, Fashanu has called on the FA to do more to support gay footballers.
People loved Irish wrestler Finn Balor's big entrance with LGBT fans during WrestleMania last night
Viewers loved his message of inclusivity.
Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York
The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.
Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.
Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.
Here's why Netflix's Queer Eye is less of a makeover show, and more a lesson in queer culture
The reboot of the noughties classic has given it a whole new life.
Dear Fifi: Do I have a responsibility to help my boyfriend to come out?
*to the tune of Dear Prudence* Dear Foofers.
Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.
Toronto police search gardens for more victims after landscaper charged with deaths of two men
Bruce McArthur, aged 66, was arrested earlier this month.
Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress
Hamilton has since deleted a video of his nephew he shared on Instagram.
Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives
Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.
'It's a show of solidarity': Pride flag set to fly over Dublin City Hall next summer
The vote is to happen on Monday.
Gay fans warned about the dangers of holding hands at the World Cup
LGBT supporters travelling to Russia need to be ‘cautious’, according to anti-discrimination group Fare.
LGBT people in China pursuing marriages of convenience in order to disguise their real relationships
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. Gay men.
'The last person I came out to was mam. She was 80. She walked me down the aisle at my wedding'
Daragh Doyle tells how he became a same-sex wedding planner after the marriage equality referendum.
Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province
Homosexuality has been legal since the creation of the modern Turkish republic in 1923.
'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage
61% of Australians have voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
'I meant no disrespect to LGBT community' - Conor McGregor sorry for use of 'f-word'
The MMA star recorded a Late Late Show interview today.
Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league
Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.