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# homophobia - Monday 20 October, 2014

Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing

‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’

# homophobia - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night Pantigate

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night

Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.

# homophobia - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brendan Courtney receives outpouring of support after homophobic abuse on Dublin street Speaking Out

Brendan Courtney receives outpouring of support after homophobic abuse on Dublin street

The TV presenter received verbal abuse.

# homophobia - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Landlord refuses to rent to gay couple, wants ‘regular couple’ instead Renting

Landlord refuses to rent to gay couple, wants ‘regular couple’ instead

“Hi guys, sorry but we are looking for a regular couple.”

# homophobia - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’ Dislike

Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

# homophobia - 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

# homophobia - Sunday 14 September, 2014

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.

# homophobia - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn’t a foregone conclusion – there’s no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# homophobia - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

“They picked the wrong drag queen”: The power of Panti’s call

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

# homophobia - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents Disowned

The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents

A video of Daniel Pierce’s confrontation with his parents has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views.

# homophobia - Friday 15 August, 2014

Gallery denies anti-gay discrimination over McGuinness-Robinson ‘gay kiss’ warning

“If it was a man and woman kissing there wouldn’t have been an issue.”

# homophobia - Monday 14 July, 2014

From The42 Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support Fair Play

Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support

Olympic gold medallist and Australian diver Matthew Mitcham said the revelations were an important development.

# homophobia - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

# homophobia - Friday 16 May, 2014

Workers risk “losing their jobs” because of transphobia and homophobia

BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.

# homophobia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait Art Attack

Artist turns homophobic tweets sent to Tom Daley into beautiful portrait

The Olympic diver endured homophobic abuse after he came out last December.

# homophobia - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Biscuit company hits out at homophobic comments with amazing comeback Love

Biscuit company hits out at homophobic comments with amazing comeback

Honey Maid has something to say to its critics (and supporters).

# homophobia - Friday 28 March, 2014

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times

A spokesperson for Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan said Waters had “decided to stop contributing columns”.

# homophobia - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been ‘foolhardy’

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

# homophobia - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# homophobia - Monday 10 March, 2014

Column: It’s unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope

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.

# homophobia - Sunday 9 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. It’s Sunday, so take it easy and get filled in on all you need to know.

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# homophobia - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn’t handle homophobia debate well

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

“Others cannot dictate to us”: Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# homophobia - Sunday 23 February, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland

Sine a request for your stories last week, we have been inundated with correspondence. Here is just a selection of your experiences.

# homophobia - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

# homophobia - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The42 Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens Off The Ball

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens

‘It’s terrible to think that an individual has to make a decision between who you are and being involved in the sport that you love’.

# homophobia - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Over to you: Have you ever experienced homophobia?

We want to hear your story.

Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life

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.

From The42 Gay people don’t play sport because it is too manly – Neil Francis Controversial

Gay people don’t play sport because it is too manly – Neil Francis

The former Ireland lock and Sunday Independent columnist made his comments on Off The Ball.

# homophobia - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From The42 Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels ‘empathy’ for victimisers Trouble

Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels ‘empathy’ for victimisers

The hurler spoke about his experiences on The Late Late Show.

# homophobia - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This 12-year-old's letter to RTE about homophobia is amazing Letter To Panti

This 12-year-old's letter to RTE about homophobia is amazing

Niamh Keegan wanted to tell Panti and RTE just what she thought of homophobia.

# homophobia - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Jerry Buttimer: Enda’s kind words to me when I told him I was gay

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

# homophobia - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE

Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.

# homophobia - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’

Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let’s consider oppression in all its forms

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.

# homophobia - Thursday 6 February, 2014

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate

TDs from across the house questioned RTÉ’s handling of the affair, but Pat Rabbitte says he won’t interfere.