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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Today’s News


# gay-rights - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay

Engaging in gay sex is a criminal offence in Kenya.

# gay-rights - Friday 20 November, 2015

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views – McAleese

The former president told The Irish Catholic the Church was a conduit for ‘toxic’ homophobia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# gay-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out – but not for “more reasonable” lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# gay-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn’t a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# gay-rights - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 August, 2015

‘Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend’s hand – it’s a struggle’

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage

Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’

# gay-rights - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 July, 2015

A ‘vigilante mob’ beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing

They also seriously hurt his younger friend or accomplice.

# gay-rights - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Russian ‘anti-gay fever’ flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Have you heard about Fine Gael’s dubious colleagues in Brussels?

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

# gay-rights - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Beaten, robbed and left to die: One march that paved the way for the Dublin Pride parade

The parade is expected to attract huge crowds today but where did it all begin?

# gay-rights - Thursday 18 June, 2015

American woman is asked to tone down her “relentlessly gay” garden, gets spectacular revenge

“I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”

# gay-rights - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Pics: Arrests and injuries during bloody clashes at gay pride march in Kiev

Five policemen were among the injured.

# gay-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# gay-rights - Monday 25 May, 2015

‘Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible’

Ireland has hit the headlines around the world after voting in favour of same-sex marriage.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Could a David Norris Day be on the cards?

The Yes campaign thanked voters today for passing the same-sex marriage referendum.

# gay-rights - Saturday 23 May, 2015

All the colours of the rainbow: The day Ireland made history In Pics This post contains images

Senator Katherine Zappone proposed to her partner today (and she wasn’t the only one)

There were emotional scenes at Dublin Castle today.

People cannot get over Vincent Browne’s referendum broadcast from The George

Browne is covering the referendum from a gay bar in Dublin. Because of COURSE.

The ‘gay cake’ row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn’t a right

The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.

# gay-rights - Sunday 17 May, 2015

# gay-rights - Monday 11 May, 2015

Eamon Gilmore: Same-sex marriage has no implications for children

The former Tánaiste also shares his thoughts on Nigel Farage.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Poll: Do you think a ‘conscience clause’ should be added to marriage equality legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a ‘conscience clause’ should be added to marriage equality legislation?

A number of religious groups have written to the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

‘Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter’: Gerry Adams asks for a ‘Yes’ vote

The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.

# gay-rights - Friday 10 April, 2015

# gay-rights - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy’s Day

“In their eyes, we can’t be Irish and queer. We can only be one or the other.”

# gay-rights - Monday 2 March, 2015

Charlie Flanagan will march in the New York Paddy’s Day parade, despite Irish LGBT ban

Joan Burton boycotted the event last year.

# gay-rights - Friday 27 February, 2015

‘From a very young age, I knew I was the same as a murderer or rapist’ Gay Rights This post contains videos

‘From a very young age, I knew I was the same as a murderer or rapist’

Watch Dustin Lance Black’s incredible speech at UCD.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Winner: This image of a gay couple was the best press photo taken last year

It was taken by a Danish photographer last May in Russia.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here’s the wording you’ll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.

Gay adoption law will be in place before marriage equality vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# gay-rights - Monday 19 January, 2015

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 The first look at Donal Óg Cusack’s documentary on being gay in Ireland Small Screen This post contains videos

The first look at Donal Óg Cusack’s documentary on being gay in Ireland

‘Coming Out Of The Curve’ airs next Monday, 19 January, on RTÉ One.

From The Daily Edge This is the first Tiffany’s ad ever to feature a gay couple Will You?

This is the first Tiffany’s ad ever to feature a gay couple

The lovely ad has been going viral on social media since its release last Saturday.

# gay-rights - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK

Sam Simon of Simpsons fame was one of the 321 people who helped save Benjy from the chopping block.

# gay-rights - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Opinion: The Taoiseach visiting Pantibar shows we will no longer be hidden away

The image of the head of government in a gay bar – once an utterly unimaginable event – sends a powerful signal to all of society about the status of LGBT people in our society.

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce ‘sex tapes’ as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

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