# gay-rights - Today’s News
# gay-rights - Friday 18 July, 2014
A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.
# gay-rights - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.
# gay-rights - Sunday 29 June, 2014
He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.
# gay-rights - Saturday 28 June, 2014
Today’s parade is believed to have had the biggest attendance to date.
Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.
The parade is expected to attract huge crowds today but where did it all begin?
The parade will start at the Garden Of Remembrance and finish at Merrion Square.
# gay-rights - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
Bishop Paul Colton says that “being gay is not a choice”.
# gay-rights - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Same-sex couples who were married abroad are now recognised under the new law in England and Wales.
# gay-rights - Thursday 27 March, 2014
She’s not interested in advertising on electricity poles.
# gay-rights - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.
# gay-rights - Sunday 16 March, 2014
Activists have welcomed his decision, saying “no other group is asked to march without a banner and their standard – not the police, firefighters, or the Irish”.
# gay-rights - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.
# gay-rights - Monday 10 March, 2014
Important debates about gay rights have taken place in Ireland and the world in the past few months, leading young people to feel more valued, more included and more heard, writes David Carroll.
# gay-rights - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.
# gay-rights - Monday 24 February, 2014
The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.
# gay-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014
Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.
Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…
# gay-rights - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.
# gay-rights - Sunday 16 February, 2014
We want to hear your story.
Society has come on leaps and bounds but some words are yet to disappear. Queer, puff, faggot, unnatural and perverted…are all still hurled at men and women in today’s Ireland. Here are stories from seven members of the LBG community.
# gay-rights - Friday 14 February, 2014
Mayor Martin J.Walsh hopes to broker a deal before the day arrives.
# gay-rights - Thursday 13 February, 2014
The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.
# gay-rights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.
# gay-rights - Monday 10 February, 2014
Joan Burton has already said she will not take part in the parade over its treatment of gay groups, but should other ministers follow suit?
# gay-rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014
The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.
# gay-rights - Friday 7 February, 2014
The web giant is making a point with the Winter Olympics starting today.
The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.
# gay-rights - Thursday 6 February, 2014
Enda Kenny will not be following Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over its ban on pro-gay rights expressions, but the Tánaiste insisted the LGBT community has encouraged Irish government participation.
# gay-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.
Bill de Blasio says he will not walk in the parade because of the ban on participants from carrying signs for gay rights.
# gay-rights - Tuesday 4 February, 2014
I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.
# gay-rights - Wednesday 29 January, 2014
The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?
# gay-rights - Monday 27 January, 2014
We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?
Conditional aid in return for human rights improvements – is this to be the future of development aid?
# gay-rights - Saturday 18 January, 2014
# gay-rights - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The NUIG Legion of Mary society was suspended for its ‘Purity Matters Initiative’.
# gay-rights - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
The Bishop of Kildare says that the issue is “not about equality”, but Alan Shatter says that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexuality.
# gay-rights - Monday 4 November, 2013
International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.