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# gay - Monday 19 January, 2015

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

# gay - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' -  Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first Coming Out

'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' - Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first

Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.

# gay - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

French terror attacks, power outages and Lucinda Creighton’s abortion views had everyone talking.

From The Daily Edge Two straight men held hands in public to highlight homophobic attitudes LGBT

Two straight men held hands in public to highlight homophobic attitudes

The pair received dirty looks and negative comments.

# gay - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gay couple's amazing response to homophobic graffiti is going viral Shot Down

Gay couple's amazing response to homophobic graffiti is going viral

Some aloe vera for that burn, stat.

# gay - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year HIV

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year

The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.

'I will be killed for sure': Life could get even worse for gay people in Syria

If the jihadists secure even more control, there are some frightening scenes ahead.

# gay - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32 HIV

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32

Committee on Health and Children today, who will be focusing on advances in testing opportunities for HIV and enhancing engagement with health services,

# gay - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is 'proud to be gay'

The 53-year-old businessman says he wants to trade-in his privacy to help others.

# gay - 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.’

# gay - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

The group is part of the INTO union.

# gay - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Cheerios releases beautiful and heartwarming 'gay dad' ad LGBT

# gay - 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…

# gay - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# gay - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Catholic League warns of gay masturbation and stripping at NY Paddy's Day Parade No Pants

# gay - 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?

# gay - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents Disowned

The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents

A video of Daniel Pierce’s confrontation with his parents has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views.

# gay - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.

# gay - 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…

# gay - 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.

# gay - 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.

# gay - 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.

Gallery denies anti-gay discrimination over McGuinness-Robinson 'gay kiss' warning

“If it was a man and woman kissing there wouldn’t have been an issue.”

Australian couple stopped leaving Thailand with "surrogate" baby

The men were stopped because they didn’t have complete documents for the child.

# gay - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From The42 'Have the courage to be yourself' - Michael Sam's moving awards speech Role Model

'Have the courage to be yourself' - Michael Sam's moving awards speech

The NFL’s first openly gay player delivered inspiring words at the ESPY ceremony last night.

# gay - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Australia's five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay

The swimmer said he had “wanted to come out” for some time, but didn’t feel as if he could make the admission.

# gay - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Sacred, secular and irreverent': Dublin Gay Men's Chorus on their summer concert

The group’s second annual summer concert will take place at the Pepper Canister tomorrow.

# gay - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# gay - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Music levels the playing field between gay and straight people'

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is one of 50 choirs in Dublin for the Various Voices festival this weekend.

# gay - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

Opinion: Dear Vincent Browne, I don't have a 'gay lifestyle'... I have a life

When you refer to my sexual orientation as a ‘lifestyle’, it is demeaning. The word lifestyle, with all its connotations of superficiality, implies choice – a chosen lifestyle.

# gay - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

# gay - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum

The students who are protesting say they intend to remain there overnight.

# gay - Monday 10 March, 2014

Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope

Important debates about gay rights have taken place in Ireland and the world in the past few months, leading young people to feel more valued, more included and more heard, writes David Carroll.

# gay - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...

Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.

# gay - 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.

# gay - Monday 24 February, 2014

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# gay - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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.

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.

# gay - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Gambia President: LGBT stands for leprosy, gonorrhoea, bacteria and tuberculosis

Speaking today on State television, Yahya Jammeh referred to homosexuals as “vermin”.