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# gay - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,694 Views 135 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Feb 18th 2014, 5:48 PM 8,971 Views 55 Comments

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
# Sochi
# Sochi

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

Feb 17th 2014, 4:43 PM 7,741 Views 81 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 17th 2014, 11:59 AM 26,407 Views 65 Comments

‘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
# Support
# Support

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

Feb 11th 2014, 7:37 PM 22,329 Views 66 Comments

“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

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

Top NFL prospect announces that he's gay

Feb 10th 2014, 9:27 AM 20,806 Views 77 Comments

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

# gay - Thursday 6 February, 2014

7 key differences between Colbert and Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interviews
# Here Come The Girls
From The Daily Edge
# Here Come The Girls

7 key differences between Colbert and Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interviews

Feb 6th 2014, 2:30 PM 7,975 Views 2 Comments

Marry us Stephen Colbert.

Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?

Feb 6th 2014, 9:45 AM 10,975 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 27th 2014, 9:45 AM 1,374 Views 0 Comments

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

# gay - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed
# Gay Switchboard Ireland
# Gay Switchboard Ireland

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:38 PM 8,439 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Jan 20th 2014, 1:10 PM 12,735 Views 254 Comments

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'
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

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

Jan 17th 2014, 4:15 PM 28,415 Views 248 Comments

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
# Homosexuality In SPort
From The42
# Homosexuality In SPort

Ex-Premier League footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger announces he is gay

Jan 8th 2014, 12:26 PM 7,126 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,021 Views 275 Comments

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

Column: Bi the way… sexuality isn’t just ‘straight or gay’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Bi the way… sexuality isn’t just ‘straight or gay’

Jan 8th 2014, 7:00 AM 1,488 Views 168 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 24th 2013, 1:10 PM 17 Views 94 Comments

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
# Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 16,123 Views 44 Comments

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
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

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

Dec 17th 2013, 10:59 PM 10,571 Views 348 Comments

“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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 534 Views 68 Comments

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
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

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

Dec 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,979 Views 27 Comments

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

Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube
# Happy
From The42
# Happy

Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube

Dec 2nd 2013, 10:34 AM 37,797 Views 111 Comments

‘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

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

Equality activists create LGBT-friendly IKEA catalogue after Russian controversy

Nov 26th 2013, 2:10 PM 1,747 Views 0 Comments

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

# gay - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

Washington Post writer gives some useful advice to homophobic parent

Nov 21st 2013, 8:04 AM 5,446 Views 2 Comments

Boom, roasted.

# gay - Friday 15 November, 2013

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy
# Houston
# Houston

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Nov 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,437 Views 26 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 9th 2013, 12:00 PM 47,404 Views 82 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 20 Views 44 Comments

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

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

10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Oct 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,078 Views 95 Comments

It’s today!

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,211 Views 106 Comments

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

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

Grandfather writes incredible letter to daughter after she disowns gay son

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:19 AM 5,933 Views 4 Comments

“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
# Love And Marriage
# Love And Marriage

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

Aug 19th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,847 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Homosexual Propaganda
# Homosexual Propaganda

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

Aug 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,816 Views 133 Comments

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
# Pope Francis

Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?

Jul 29th 2013, 1:30 PM 23,810 Views 181 Comments

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

# gay - Monday 22 July, 2013

RTÉ Guide cover ‘a symbol of acceptance’
# Equality
# Equality

RTÉ Guide cover ‘a symbol of acceptance’

Jul 22nd 2013, 5:06 PM 30,206 Views 116 Comments

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
# Green Card
# Green Card

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

Jul 7th 2013, 2:06 PM 14,893 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Russia
# Russia

Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'

Jun 30th 2013, 2:01 PM 14,848 Views 119 Comments

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
# Dublin Pride

Photos: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade

Jun 29th 2013, 6:49 PM 17,939 Views 122 Comments

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
# Coupledom
# Coupledom

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

Jun 29th 2013, 12:45 PM 10,412 Views 55 Comments

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...
# Homosexuality
# Homosexuality

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

Jun 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 15,176 Views 108 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 23,751 Views 33 Comments

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality
# Equality
# Equality

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Jun 24th 2013, 9:46 AM 20,323 Views 86 Comments

It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.