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# lgbt - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From The42 Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league Equality

Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league

Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.

# lgbt - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

# lgbt - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Minister 'inspired' after meeting with young transgender and non-binary people

Doherty said she would review the position of non-binary and young trans people in the Gender Recognition Act.

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

# lgbt - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar sat down with the New York Times for a big Sunday interview

In an interview with journalist Maureen Dowd the Taoiseach talked about abortion, Trump and LGBT rights.

# lgbt - 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.

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# lgbt - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

# lgbt - Friday 28 July, 2017

Uniformed PSNI officers to take part in Belfast pride for the first time

The PSNI hope to highlight the issue of hate crime through their attendance.

# lgbt - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge This 2016 tweet about being an LGBT ally has come back to haunt Donald Trump

# lgbt - Monday 24 July, 2017

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

# lgbt - Friday 14 July, 2017

Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter

Inside the package Francis Timmons received was a picture of Pope Benedict, a letter about World Family Day and a letter from Pope Francis.

# lgbt - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

# lgbt - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons

Organisers of the LGBT festival said they are working with gardaí to ensure “the safety and enjoyment of all attending”.

# lgbt - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge This teacher's wonderfully sassy photo with Donald Trump is going viral on Facebook Pride
From The Daily Edge This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out Handsome Devil

This Irish director got a lovely message from a parent saying his film helped their kid come out

Handsome Devil was inspired by John Butler’s own experience of being gay at school.

# lgbt - Thursday 15 June, 2017

'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan RIP This post contains videos

'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan

Dr Gilligan’s wife Katherine Zappone said she is “heartbroken”.

# lgbt - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# lgbt - Thursday 18 May, 2017

LGBT charity Glen to cease operations

Reduced staffing levels, no financial reserves and diminishing public trust all contributed to the decision.

# lgbt - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Indonesian Sharia court sentences two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex Public Caning This post contains videos

Indonesian Sharia court sentences two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex

There are strict laws against homosexuality in the province of Aceh.

# lgbt - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From The42 Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman Equality

Men's football 'a couple of decades' behind women's game on LGBT issues - FA chairman

Greg Clarke believes there is something ‘not right’ with how the sport deals with social inclusion.

# lgbt - Monday 15 May, 2017

Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'

I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.

# lgbt - 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”.

# lgbt - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# lgbt - Monday 17 April, 2017

Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity

The outgoing CEO has detailed some of the irregularities that prompted her to report Glen to the charities regulator.

# lgbt - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy

Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.

# lgbt - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

# lgbt - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.

# lgbt - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?

It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.

# lgbt - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech White House This post contains videos

Line saying this will be Enda Kenny's last St Patrick's Day as Taoiseach removed from speech

Meanwhile, Kenny has said he will raise marriage equality with Mike Pence if he gets the chance.

# lgbt - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss Breaking New Ground This post contains videos

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

# lgbt - Friday 24 February, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me' Transgender Bathrooms This post contains videos

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'

Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.

# lgbt - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

# lgbt - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

# lgbt - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

# lgbt - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# lgbt - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge A dad's lovely response to his daughter's request for a pride flag for Christmas is going viral Proud Dad

# lgbt - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# lgbt - Monday 19 December, 2016

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar

The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.

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