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An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport
It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.
Minister 'inspired' after meeting with young transgender and non-binary people
Doherty said she would review the position of non-binary and young trans people in the Gender Recognition Act.
'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.
Leo Varadkar sat down with the New York Times for a big Sunday interview
In an interview with journalist Maureen Dowd the Taoiseach talked about abortion, Trump and LGBT rights.
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.
Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary
Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.
Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage
The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.
'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years
Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.
Uniformed PSNI officers to take part in Belfast pride for the first time
The PSNI hope to highlight the issue of hate crime through their attendance.
This 2016 tweet about being an LGBT ally has come back to haunt Donald Trump
What a difference a year makes.
Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'
Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter
Inside the package Francis Timmons received was a picture of Pope Benedict, a letter about World Family Day and a letter from Pope Francis.
One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment
The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.
Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons
Organisers of the LGBT festival said they are working with gardaí to ensure “the safety and enjoyment of all attending”.
This teacher's wonderfully sassy photo with Donald Trump is going viral on Facebook
This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out
Handsome Devil was inspired by John Butler’s own experience of being gay at school.
'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan
Dr Gilligan’s wife Katherine Zappone said she is “heartbroken”.
Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.
LGBT charity Glen to cease operations
Reduced staffing levels, no financial reserves and diminishing public trust all contributed to the decision.
Indonesian Sharia court sentences two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex
There are strict laws against homosexuality in the province of Aceh.
Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman
Greg Clarke believes there is something ‘not right’ with how the sport deals with social inclusion.
Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'
I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.
First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job
Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.
Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.
Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity
The outgoing CEO has detailed some of the irregularities that prompted her to report Glen to the charities regulator.
Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy
Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.
Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.
Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya
The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.
Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?
It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.
Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech
Meanwhile, Kenny has said he will raise marriage equality with Mike Pence if he gets the chance.
Disney airs its first same-sex kiss
An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.
Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'
Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.
Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.
The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks
Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.
Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted
From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.
Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.
A dad's lovely response to his daughter's request for a pride flag for Christmas is going viral
What a guy.
This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.
Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar
The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.
HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.