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# lesbian - Saturday 25 November, 2017

LGBT people in China pursuing marriages of convenience in order to disguise their real relationships

When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. Gay men.

# lesbian - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

# lesbian - Saturday 29 April, 2017

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

# lesbian - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Pictures: The new lesbian mural placed on the side of a castle in Co Galway

The artwork, completed in recent days, is at Caherkinmonwee Castle – around 20 minutes from the city.

# lesbian - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Most gay sportsmen and women in Ireland 'verbally abused' on the pitch

A worldwide survey of homophobia in sport has results on Ireland.

# lesbian - Monday 30 March, 2015

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

# lesbian - Saturday 28 February, 2015

This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea

Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea – but it carries a significant social stigma, with few openly gay public figures.

# lesbian - Friday 13 February, 2015

Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding All You Need Is Love This post contains videos

Gay teacher who pixellated her face wins dream wedding

Good news for Pixel and Caoimhe.

# lesbian - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Where is same-sex marriage legal? Referendum This post contains images

Where is same-sex marriage legal?

Ireland could be joining the list this year.

# lesbian - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'Long and passionate' gay kiss labelled breach of the peace

‘The charges would be laughable if they didn’t reflect exactly the anti-gay sentiment the activists are fighting.’

# lesbian - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

The group is part of the INTO union.

# lesbian - Friday 19 September, 2014

Opinion: Should I be afraid to express affection to another woman on the street? Pda

Opinion: Should I be afraid to express affection to another woman on the street?

After side-stepping a goodnight kiss with a date, I wondered why I was so slow to be affectionate in public…

# lesbian - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

# lesbian - 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…

# lesbian - 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.

# lesbian - 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.

# lesbian - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.

# lesbian - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ireland drops to 22nd in Europe for legal equality for LGBTI people

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

# lesbian - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

More than a quarter of LGB employees have been harassed at work

The research found that employees who were out at work were more committed to their employer than employees who were not out.

# lesbian - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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.

# lesbian - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge First same-sex couple introduced on Disney Channel sitcom last night LGBT

First same-sex couple introduced on Disney Channel sitcom last night

A character in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie was revealed to have two mothers.

# lesbian - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

The phoneline, which began as Tel-A-Friend in 1974, offers support and a listening ear to members of the LGBT community.

# lesbian - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Bi the way… sexuality isn’t just ‘straight or gay’

A frequent misconception when someone comes out as bisexual is that they’ve only stepped ‘halfway out of closet’. This view ignores the fact that human sexuality exists on a continuum, writes Odhrán Allen.

# lesbian - Monday 24 June, 2013

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.

# lesbian - Friday 1 March, 2013

Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'

This is due to the Government’s failure to meet its own deadline for publishing legislation to end discrimination against LGBT staff, Senator Averil Power has said.

# lesbian - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes

I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

# lesbian - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012

Now almost 2,000 people have entered civil partnerships since they became available in Ireland in April 2011.

# lesbian - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

# lesbian - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Morgan Freeman narrates new marriage equality ad (VIDEO) Marriage Equality This post contains videos

Morgan Freeman narrates new marriage equality ad (VIDEO)

In the video for Human Rights Campaign, Freeman says “the journey has just begun”.

# lesbian - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting

The Justice Minister said he was “acutely aware” of the need to reform family law in Ireland to ensure equality for gay and lesbian parents.

# lesbian - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

# lesbian - Monday 8 October, 2012

Two more councils pass motions supporting same-sex marriage

Fingal Couunty Council and Waterford City became the latest councils to support motions on the issue tonight.

# lesbian - Monday 27 August, 2012

Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments

The organisation said the lack of legal recognition for children of gay and lesbian couples has a significant impact on the children’s lives.

# lesbian - Thursday 2 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival Gaze This post contains videos

Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival

The festival’s promotional video shows the history of debate over LGBT rights in Ireland through the years.

# lesbian - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers

GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.

# lesbian - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Government votes down FF bill on equality for gay teachers and doctors

Justice Minister Alan Shatter expressed concern about the wording of the proposed legislation by Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power.

# lesbian - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'

The Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said publicly for the first time this week that he is gay. Writing for, he explains the reasons behind his decision to come out…

# lesbian - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland

Excusing homophobia by saying it’s ‘just a joke’ is no excuse and it’s not funny, writes Rory Geraghty.

# lesbian - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

More than 1,000 people entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011 Civil Parnerships This post contains images

More than 1,000 people entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011

New figures show that 536 civil partnerships were registered in Ireland last year.

# lesbian - Friday 10 February, 2012

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?

The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?

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