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# lgbt-rights - Yesterday’s News

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# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts

Senator Ged Nash called the move “an important gesture”.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 November, 2016

Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone

Arch-conservative Pence has been a consistent opponent of LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 23 June, 2016

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin

Get your rainbow colours on and get out there.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments

Owen Jones insists the host was trying to ‘deflect’ attention from the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen deliberately targeted gay people

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 3 March, 2016

NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed

Bill de Blasio will take part in this year’s festivities after parade organisers decided to allow gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 18 February, 2016

US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban

A bill passed on Tuesday would ban transgender students from using bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out – but not for “more reasonable” lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn’t a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Transgender children are ‘living in a nightmare’

Jillian van Turnhout wants them to be given recognition on an interim basis.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender

Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

“In that moment, looking ‘gay’ no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous.”

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 23 March, 2015

California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal

*But it’s unlikely to make it to the ballot.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 5 March, 2015

‘Prison sex proves being gay is a choice’ – potential US presidential candidate

‘Prison sex proves being gay is a choice’ – potential US presidential candidate

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse

A new site has been launched — allowing people to confidentially report incidents of abuse, like harassment, bullying and blackmail attempts.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 8 December, 2014

‘There’s no ruling on marriage equality’ – BAI denies censorship claims

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce ‘sex tapes’ as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

“God’s Plan for Marriage” is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.

# lgbt-rights - 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.’

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 25 September, 2014

New bill will “recognise different family forms”

The revised general scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill was published today.

# lgbt-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.

# lgbt-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…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 March, 2014

“I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail

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”.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick’s parade is “inclusive”

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video

Averil Power of Fianna Fáil was aiming to organise an ‘all party’ video message on the issue of LGBT rights and St. Patrick’s Day…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The42 Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA History

Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA

The Brooklyn Nets signed Collins to a 10-day contract this evening.

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.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Dublin Pride organisers invite New York Mayor to take part in annual march

Bill de Blasio’s not taking part in city’s Fifth Avenue St Patrick’s Day parade due to the organisers’ ban on pro gay-rights messages.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore “deeply concerned” over Nigerian homosexuality law

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

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.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

‘When you boycott, you’re just ignored’: Varadkar at odds with Burton’s stance on NYC parade

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.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship By George

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely"

Orgainsers have said that the process to select the Grand Marshal is “well underway and has started a while back”.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin

Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

“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.

# lgbt-rights - 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.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The42 Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 1 November, 2013

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 30 September, 2013

Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row

Paul Barnes has said his store, Daintree Paper, “does not stock any merchandise that promotes same-sex marriage”.

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