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# 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.

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.

Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote

The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.

# homophobia - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Dáil won't allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

RTÉ's head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff

Glen Killane said that the broadcaster has not “engaged in censorship, but has rather fallen foul of Ireland’s defamation laws”.

From The Daily Edge Stephen Fry joins Panti's supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers Going Viral

Stephen Fry joins Panti's supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers

Panti’s Noble Call has now been viewed more than 200,000 times.

# homophobia - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

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.

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

# homophobia - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Watch Panti’s powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

# homophobia - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

# homophobia - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

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?

# homophobia - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# homophobia - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The42 Former Vikings kicker claims he was cut by 'bigot' coach for supporting gay rights NFL

Former Vikings kicker claims he was cut by 'bigot' coach for supporting gay rights

Chris Kluwe unveiled the revelations in an article on Deadspin.

# homophobia - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Viral 'homophobic' receipt is a fake, say the people alleged to have written it Whodunnit?

# homophobia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people

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.

# homophobia - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

The move comes after a number of high-profile women said they had received abusive messages on the social networking site.

# homophobia - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd

The country’s prime minister made the comment after his election rival touted a candidate’s sex appeal.

# homophobia - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter

Group claims Twitter “allowed a homophobic atmosphere to develop” on the social media site in France – and is filing a complaint for incitement to hatred.

# homophobia - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.

# homophobia - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# homophobia - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Tel Aviv police arrest suspects over deadly 2009 attack on gay youth centre

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young gay people outside a youth centre in Tel Aviv five years ago.

# homophobia - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march Gay Rights This post contains images

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march

Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.

# homophobia - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

# homophobia - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia Hate Crime This post contains images

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia

The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.

# homophobia - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

In a recent interview with, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

# homophobia - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.

# homophobia - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Spar investigates alleged homophobic incident at Dame Street store

Two men have claimed they were abused after kissing in the shop over the weekend.

# homophobia - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From The42 GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims Homophobia

GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims

Phil Prendergast MEP called on the GAA to take a tougher stance on homophobic abuse following comments made by Cork’s Dónal Óg Cusack last week.

# homophobia - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

# homophobia - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade

Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.

# homophobia - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images