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# gay - 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.

# gay - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

# gay - Monday 17 February, 2014

Activist says she was detained at Olympics over 'Gay is OK' flag

Police have denied that Vladimir Luxuria was detained, but she says she was held but not charged.

From The42 Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens Off The Ball

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens

‘It’s terrible to think that an individual has to make a decision between who you are and being involved in the sport that you love’.

# gay - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

# gay - Monday 10 February, 2014

From The42 Top NFL prospect announces that he's gay Honesty

Top NFL prospect announces that he's gay

Michael Sam said he was going public with information that was already known to his teammates and coaches.

# gay - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 key differences between Colbert and Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interviews Here Come The Girls
Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?

One out of ten Americans say they’ll be boycotting the games because of Russia’s political policies. What do you think?

# gay - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Spain with 'discreet' love scenes Spain

Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Spain with 'discreet' love scenes

Obligatory “I wish I knew how to quit you” quote.

# gay - 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.

# gay - Monday 20 January, 2014

Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality is a 'defect'

The 84-year-old has been criticised by gay rights groups for his comments.

# gay - Friday 17 January, 2014

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# gay - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Ex-Premier League footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger announces he is gay

The recently-retired midfielder came out in an interview with a German newspaper today.

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

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.

# gay - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Column: Uganda’s anti-gay law… what can you do?

The bloated Ugandan political class and their evangelical puppet masters respond to one thing only: money. If they see aid being withdrawn from their country, they might repeal this horrendous law, writes Paul O’Keeffe.

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

# gay - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Alan Shatter: Same-sex marriage referendum is not a vote about parenting

“The intended referendum is about one thing only: the question of who is permitted to marry in the eyes of the State”.

# gay - Monday 9 December, 2013

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real

When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.

# gay - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community

The Gay Switchboard is also hoping to launch a video chat service next year to encourage younger people who are having issues to get in touch.

# gay - Monday 2 December, 2013

From The42 Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube Happy

Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube

‘Of course I still fancy girls,’ the 19-year-old says, ‘but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.’

# gay - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy Iqea

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

An LGBT article was recently removed from the Russian version of the IKEA magazine.

# gay - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Washington Post writer gives some useful advice to homophobic parent Sex Change

# gay - Friday 15 November, 2013

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

# gay - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Column: Why I’m still afraid to come out to my friends and family

I’m 28 and in a committed, loving relationship but none of my friends or family know that – because I’ve never told them I’m gay. For all the talk of social acceptability, I still fear of losing the people I love.

# gay - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people

International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.

# gay - Friday 11 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day Pride

Column: 'Coming out' as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myself

On National Coming Out Day, 68-year-old Eddie Parsons remembers growing up in an Ireland where “being gay was not an option” – and how he finally came out at the age of 54.

# gay - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son Shame In The Family

Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son

“I now have a fabulous grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for a heartless daughter.”

# gay - Monday 19 August, 2013

Joy and celebration as New Zealand celebrates first same-sex weddings

One couple, who had been together 13 years, got married at 39,000 feet.

# gay - Friday 16 August, 2013

Protest to take place at Russian embassy in Dublin over 'anti-gay laws'

The signing of a controversial law which prohibits the dissemination of so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ to minors in Russia has been widely criticised.

# gay - Monday 29 July, 2013

Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?

Pope Francis also urged a greater role for women in the church.

# gay - Monday 22 July, 2013

RTÉ Guide cover ‘a symbol of acceptance’

The Celebrity Masterchef contestant-and-newsreader Aengus MacGrianna is now gracing the cover of Ireland’s most popular telly guide…

# gay - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Irish nurse first person ever to get US residence through same-sex marriage

Cathy Davis, a nurse from Dublin, was given a green card following her marriage to fellow Dubliner, Catriona Dowling.

# gay - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.

# gay - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade Dublin Pride This post contains images

Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride parade.

Aww: Bert and Ernie make the cover of The New Yorker in gay marriage celebration

The roommates are curled up on a couch watching the US Supreme Court strike down a law restricting the rights of gay people.

# gay - Monday 24 June, 2013

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...

Paul McGrath of Fine Gael at the time spoke against the bill and said he was concerned what impact it would have on society as a whole.

From The Daily Edge 15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests I Saw The Sign

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

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.