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# Gay

Last year
Ireland considered making 21 age of consent for gay people when decriminalising homosexuality
One 1993 document noted that moving from “criminalisation to equality might be too major a change at one go”.
The age of consent for heterosexual intercourse at the time was, and still is, 17 years old
21 was described as "probably the age most acceptable to those who do not want decriminalisation but recognise that there is no choice"
However, if 21 was chosen, "there would be an attempt to portray this country as backward", officials warned
Number of women diagnosed with HIV doubles amid 68% increase in overall cases
Ivana Bacik: 'It is an injustice that children of same-sex couples are being denied rights'
Ivana Bacik
All time
Consultation launched on scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men
'I became a self-harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly' - Kelly Holmes
Olympic champion Kelly Holmes ‘needed to do this now,’ announces she is gay
Scottish referees Craig Napier and Lloyd Wilson come out as gay
Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay
Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census
One-quarter of men who use 'chemsex drugs' don't use them for purposes of sex
'I feel like it's going to happen when it happens. We're in Ireland and it's very accepting of being gay'
Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
Robin Stevens
Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
Toronto police search gardens for more victims after landscaper charged with deaths of two men
LGBT people in China pursuing marriages of convenience in order to disguise their real relationships
Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
Two Indonesian men caned in front of jeering crowd for having sex
First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job
Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya
Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya
'Just being effeminate was enough to convict you': New walking tours on Soho's gay history
Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted
'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar
"We still have a long way to go" - does a stigma still apply to being gay in rural Ireland?
Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
Chef appears in England court accused of drugging and murdering four young men
'Gay conversion' in China: Kidnapped, taken to hospital and fed with medication
Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations
16 hilarious tweets gay people in Dublin will relate to
Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay