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#Gay Rights

# 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.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Enda Kenny’s visit to a gay bar shows how far the country has come

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

# gay-rights - Monday 24 November, 2014

The man behind the ‘Spar Guy’ Facebook status has spoken out

He said the post was never meant to be seen by the public.

# gay-rights - Thursday 30 October, 2014

“Schools are not data-processing centres”: Irish bishops want ‘balance’ in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# gay-rights - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Bishops reject Pope’s plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees

The move is a blow to Pope Francis.

# gay-rights - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Vatican has suggested it’s ready to welcome gay people… sort of

A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.

# gay-rights - Friday 10 October, 2014

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights Chasing The Rainbow This post contains videos

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

# gay-rights - Monday 6 October, 2014

British man jailed ‘for being gay’ in Morocco

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Here’s how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours

Twitter users teamed up last night to catch suspects in a homophobic attack in Philadelphia

# gay-rights - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Panti Bliss film raises over €50k in crowdfunding donations Panti Bliss

Panti Bliss film raises over €50k in crowdfunding donations

The Queen of Ireland will show how Rory O’Neill (AKA Panti) became a figurehead of LGBT rights in Ireland.

In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland

Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…

Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws

Section 37 could be scrapped soon, allowing gay teachers to live open lives.

# gay-rights - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups “unwise”

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Gay group to march in New York St Patrick’s Day parade for the first time

But will Irish LGBT groups be included?

# gay-rights - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Limerick Gardaí to make history with rainbow flag at gay pride parade

Limerick Gardaí to LGBT community: “We’ve got your back.”

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands expected to turn out for same-sex marriage rally in Dublin

Organisers say they’re expecting a boost in numbers in the wake of the referendum announcement and the Pantigate controversy…

# gay-rights - Friday 22 August, 2014

How Albert Reynolds made Ireland a fairer place for gay people

Reynolds’ government presided over the fist steps towards ending discrimination against the gay and lesbian community.

# gay-rights - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN

The poll also found that 65% said they agreed that gay adoption was acceptable.

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