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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Pride

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Pride
Former All Blacks prop comes out publicly as gay
Campbell Johnstone played three Tests for his country in 2005.
Last year
2022
# Pride
'The boys fought until the last minute' - Morocco bow out of World Cup run with honour
Head coach Walid Regragui hailed the efforts of his players after their semi-final defeat to France.
# Pride
The tears, joy and emotional rollercoaster of Stephen Bradley's title celebrations
The Shamrock Rovers manager opens up on a special third Premier Division crown.
# Far-right
Serbian police clash with protesters attacking Pride march
Protesters hurled stun grenades, stones and flares at a police cordon.
# Tipperary
Gardaí investigating 'hate motive' in masked man's confrontation with Clonmel Pride march
Saturday’s march was part of the third ever Clonmel Pride Festival.
# Pride
'I didn’t know I was going to be captain until before the game' - O'Shea
A good day got better for the 23-year-old Dubliner, as he scored one and created another in West Brom’s 5-2 victory over Hull.
# Pride
Thousands line streets of Belfast as Pride parade returns
There was a carnival atmosphere in the city centre as the rain stayed away until the end of the parade.
# Sea Eagles
Seven Australian rugby league players boycott Pride jersey
The Sydney-based Sea Eagles will don the rainbow-themed uniforms for a crucial match against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday.
# Pride
Gibson-Park: 'I have had some special moments over my career and this was definitely the best'
Ireland scrum-half revelling in victory on New Zealand soil.
# Pride
'Where I’m from, there aren’t too many kids that would captain an Irish side'
Keith Earls says it was an honour to lead Ireland in last night’s win over the Maori All Blacks.
# Norway
Memorial service held for victims of shooting during Oslo Pride festival
Two people were killed and more than 20 were injured in the attack during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival.
# Pride
A sparkly, colourful Pride parade returns to Dublin’s streets
Young members of the LGBT+ community, Ukrainian nationals, and the Irish premier all took part in the celebratory protest march.
# Norway
Oslo shooting that left two dead being treated as 'act of Islamist terrorism'
Organisers of the Oslo Pride festival cancelled today’s planned events on police advice.
# 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.
# Irish Rugby
Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy comes out as gay
‘I contemplated walking away from rugby,’ McCarthy said.
# Pride
Bohemians unveil latest jersey inspired by Dublin Bus seat design
The club will wear it in this year’s FAI Cup with 10% of all sales donated to charity partners LGBT Ireland and ShoutOut.
# Pride
Dublin declared an 'LGBTIQ+ Freedom Zone' by city council
It follows the European Parliament’s declaration last year that the EU was to be an LGBTIQ+ Freedom Zone.
# trinity
Trinity apologises for suggestion that pride flags on campus could cause offence
An email sent to Trinity staff last week said that pride flags on the campus could offend some people.
# 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.
# Pride
'People feel comfortable to come out. It’s important that you can be yourself'
Speaking at the launch of Aviva Ireland’s 2022 #LaceUpWithPride campaign, Jack Byrne believes attitudes have been changing for the better in football.
# Pride
'Now to finally say that I’m Irish and to get it done and dusted, it’s an honour to play'
Eiran Cashin was delighted to at last make his Ireland U21s debut after a delay with paperwork surrounding his eligibility.
# pride round
Third round of All-Ireland camogie championships dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusion
The Camogie Association announced the new initiative today.
# Pride
'It's a wonderful feeling - Josh Cavallo on inspiring Jake Daniels to come out
Daniels admitted the example of Adelaide United player Cavallo, among others, had given him the courage to go public about his sexuality.
# Pride
'It’s amazing to have them here at a game at the Gabba, it means so much to me'
Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer puts on a show in front of family as Brisbane aim for back-to-back AFLW premierships.
# Pride
'It is fantastic seeing a little rainbow flag, no matter how small it is'
UL, Galway Camogie and Na Gaeil Aeracha are among those with LGBTQ+ colours on their jerseys.
# FOLLOW THE RAINBOW
'It’s a powerful statement. It shows the Gaelic games family is a place of diversity and inclusion now'
Dervla Higgins on the personal relevance of Galway’s rainbow-coloured jersey, and the challenges she faced on the road to All-Ireland glory and the All-Star mix.
All time
# Hungary
Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility
Prime Minister Victor Orban’s critics have accused him of conflating paedophilia with homosexuality.
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.
# mane men
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We’ve got big plans as the campaign gets going this weekend.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
THE MORNING LEAD
Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag
A report by
Lauren Boland
The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish Church flew a Pride flag last week to show that “all are welcome”.
The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish flew an Irish flag and a Pride flag last week to show that "all are welcome" in its church.
The church received abusive messages on social media and was asked by the Dublin diocese to remove it because of a stance against flags.
Local community groups are planning to meet on Friday to show solidarity, Lauren Boland reports.
# fort lauderdale
Man dies after pick-up truck hits spectators at Florida Pride parade
The driver and the victims were a part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus family.
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.
# Pride
'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city
There has been a recent string of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the city.
# 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.
# 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
Ailish Considine hails AFLW's 'powerful stance' on sexuality and inclusiveness
Irish AFLW star Ailish Considine shares her story and the acceptance felt within the sporting community.
# Pride
'The only time I ever saw him cry was when he recalled the end of his Ireland career'
Bryce Evans and Terry Phelan pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.
# Pride
'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.
# Pride
Are Ireland ‘soft’? Do they still belong in the world's elite? Saturday will tell us
Andy Farrell has the easiest team-talk of his career ahead of him at Twickenham. He just needs to remind his players of Rassie Erasmus’ damning words.