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# gay - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

This photo is how one man came out to his Facebook friends
# Stepping Out
From The Daily Edge
# Stepping Out

This photo is how one man came out to his Facebook friends

Jun 12th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,463 Views 0 Comments

He wins.

# gay - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy

May 26th 2013, 2:18 PM 1,927 Views 3 Comments

He told The Associated Press he changed his mind about retirement when he realised how much he still loved his sport.

# gay - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Poll: France has legalised gay marriage, would you welcome it in Ireland today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: France has legalised gay marriage, would you welcome it in Ireland today?

May 18th 2013, 10:20 AM 20,439 Views 369 Comments

French President Francois Hollande has signed gay marriage into law today, making it the 14th country to do so.

# gay - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

May 17th 2013, 7:26 AM 5,080 Views 79 Comments

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

# gay - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going gay
# The Outing
From The Daily Edge
# The Outing

The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going gay

May 15th 2013, 10:25 AM 17,715 Views 117 Comments

Lisdoonvarna – The Outing is putting a ‘new twist on old traditions’.

# gay - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Historian Niall Ferguson apologises for 'stupid' remarks about Keynes
# Oops
# Oops

Historian Niall Ferguson apologises for 'stupid' remarks about Keynes

May 5th 2013, 12:36 PM 14,374 Views 34 Comments

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson had suggested that Keynes didn’t think enough about what happens to future generations because he had no children and was gay.

# gay - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Obama 'proud' after NBA star comes out as gay
# Response
From The42
# Response

Obama 'proud' after NBA star comes out as gay

Apr 30th 2013, 9:41 PM 9,937 Views 16 Comments

The president told a White House news conference he spoke with Collins on Monday.

# gay - Saturday 30 March, 2013

WATCH: Gay ex-49ers player discusses being closeted in the NFL
# Honesty
From The42
# Honesty

WATCH: Gay ex-49ers player discusses being closeted in the NFL

Mar 30th 2013, 11:13 AM 1,292 Views 0 Comments

The athlete spoke candidly to CNN about his experiences in the sport.

# gay - Friday 15 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added gingers
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added gingers

Mar 15th 2013, 7:50 PM 8,370 Views 18 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# gay - Friday 1 March, 2013

Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'
# LGBT
# LGBT

Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'

Mar 1st 2013, 4:38 PM 12,170 Views 83 Comments

This is due to the Government’s failure to meet its own deadline for publishing legislation to end discrimination against LGBT staff, Senator Averil Power has said.

# gay - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Girl, 15, tells her parents she's gay by baking a cake
# Gayke
From The Daily Edge
# Gayke

Girl, 15, tells her parents she's gay by baking a cake

Jan 30th 2013, 5:31 PM 41,727 Views 76 Comments

“Good morning parents, I’m gay.”

# gay - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes

Jan 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 368 Views 92 Comments

I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

# gay - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012
# Marriage
# Marriage

Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 2:11 PM 9,615 Views 121 Comments

Now almost 2,000 people have entered civil partnerships since they became available in Ireland in April 2011.

# gay - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

French court upholds 'gay sex addict' ruling against Glaxo
# Big Pharma
# Big Pharma

French court upholds 'gay sex addict' ruling against Glaxo

Nov 28th 2012, 3:10 PM 14,801 Views 50 Comments

Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has been ordered to pay almost €200,000 to the man who claimed its Parkinson’s drug turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict.

# gay - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Morgan Freeman narrates new marriage equality ad (VIDEO)
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Morgan Freeman narrates new marriage equality ad (VIDEO)

Nov 25th 2012, 3:45 PM 7,087 Views 100 Comments

In the video for Human Rights Campaign, Freeman says “the journey has just begun”.

# gay - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting

Nov 21st 2012, 1:08 PM 4,693 Views 75 Comments

The Justice Minister said he was “acutely aware” of the need to reform family law in Ireland to ensure equality for gay and lesbian parents.

# gay - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"
# Jerry Buttimer
# Jerry Buttimer

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"

Nov 11th 2012, 7:45 AM 12,386 Views 17 Comments

The TD said that there are people across Ireland who are afraid to come out, but that if he had known how good life would be for him, he would have come out sooner.

# gay - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

Oct 9th 2012, 1:45 PM 6,635 Views 59 Comments

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

# gay - Monday 8 October, 2012

Two more councils pass motions supporting same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

Two more councils pass motions supporting same-sex marriage

Oct 8th 2012, 10:16 PM 9,820 Views 143 Comments

Fingal Couunty Council and Waterford City became the latest councils to support motions on the issue tonight.

# gay - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

'I don't have anything against homosexuals' says suspended baseball star Escobar
# Sticky Situation
From The42
# Sticky Situation

'I don't have anything against homosexuals' says suspended baseball star Escobar

Sep 19th 2012, 2:39 PM 760 Views 0 Comments

The Toronto Blue Jays short-stop will sit out the next three MLB games after sticking a homophobic phrase to his face.

# gay - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays baseball star in hot water over homophobic slur
# Cuban Crisis
From The42
# Cuban Crisis

Toronto Blue Jays baseball star in hot water over homophobic slur

Sep 18th 2012, 1:28 PM 1,000 Views 1 Comment

The offensive phrase ‘TU ERE MARICON’ was stuck to the Cuban’s face in an MLB game against the Red Sox.

# gay - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Merkel tells gay German footballers it's OK to come out
# Request
From The42
# Request

Merkel tells gay German footballers it's OK to come out

Sep 13th 2012, 9:51 PM 11,991 Views 0 Comments

The German Chancellor says that the players in question have “nothing to fear”.

# gay - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Gay American football player says kiss got him booted
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gay American football player says kiss got him booted

Sep 12th 2012, 7:39 PM 2,346 Views 2 Comments

Eighteen-year-old Jamie Kuntz says he was kicked off his college football team in North Dakota for kissing his boyfriend at a game.

# gay - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims
# Homophobia
From The42
# Homophobia

GAA hits back at MEP's 'over the top' homophobia claims

Aug 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 11,231 Views 68 Comments

Phil Prendergast MEP called on the GAA to take a tougher stance on homophobic abuse following comments made by Cork’s Dónal Óg Cusack last week.

# gay - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Column: I'm not just from Cloyne, not just from Cork, not just a hurler. Not just a gay man.
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Column: I'm not just from Cloyne, not just from Cork, not just a hurler. Not just a gay man.

Aug 25th 2012, 9:45 AM 313 Views 66 Comments

One of Ireland’s few openly gay sports stars, Dónal Óg Cusack delivered this speech to launch the Foyle Pride Festival 2012 this week.

# gay - Monday 23 July, 2012

Anti-gay bill sparks outcry in Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Anti-gay bill sparks outcry in Ukraine

Jul 23rd 2012, 6:15 PM 6,394 Views 62 Comments

A group of lawmakers wish to ban gay pride parades along with TV shows and films sympathetically portraying gay people – such as “Brokeback Mountain”.

# gay - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Enda Kenny's silence on same-sex marriage is a rebuff to gay people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Enda Kenny's silence on same-sex marriage is a rebuff to gay people

Jul 11th 2012, 7:28 PM 43 Views 94 Comments

The move to civil marriage is not a massive leap – but it is a hugely important symbol, writes Kieran Rose.

# gay - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Budapest’s Pride parade passes without incident
# Pride
# Pride

Budapest’s Pride parade passes without incident

Jul 7th 2012, 6:38 PM 5,687 Views 25 Comments

A strong police presence accompanied the parade, with side streets along the parade route closed to traffic to prevent any clashes.

# gay - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers
# LGBT
# LGBT

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers

Jun 27th 2012, 5:16 PM 5,440 Views 29 Comments

GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.

# gay - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan

Jun 12th 2012, 11:14 AM 1,638 Views 41 Comments

The Church says that it could be forced to stop conducting weddings on behalf of the state if gay marriage is legalised.

# gay - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

'Gay' penguin couple await the birth of baby in Madrid
# Happy Feet
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Feet

'Gay' penguin couple await the birth of baby in Madrid

May 23rd 2012, 9:46 AM 3,872 Views 18 Comments

After building a nest every year for the past six years, Madrid’s Inca and Rayas are finally ready to welcome a chick.

# gay - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Government votes down FF bill on equality for gay teachers and doctors
# Equality
# Equality

Government votes down FF bill on equality for gay teachers and doctors

May 3rd 2012, 11:36 AM 1,957 Views 14 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter expressed concern about the wording of the proposed legislation by Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power.

# gay - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'

May 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 16 Views 54 Comments

The Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said publicly for the first time this week that he is gay. Writing for TheJournal.ie, he explains the reasons behind his decision to come out…

# gay - Monday 30 April, 2012

Jerry Buttimer: 'Being gay is not all of what I am'
# Jerry Buttimer
# Jerry Buttimer

Jerry Buttimer: 'Being gay is not all of what I am'

Apr 30th 2012, 12:00 PM 9,813 Views 92 Comments

The Fine Gael TD has disclosed that he is gay in interviews today saying that he thought it was right for the party and for the people he represents to come out.

# gay - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's time to end the casual use of homophobic language in Ireland

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 1,525 Views 251 Comments

Excusing homophobia by saying it’s ‘just a joke’ is no excuse and it’s not funny, writes Rory Geraghty.

# gay - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

More than 1,000 people entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011
# Civil Parnerships
# Civil Parnerships

More than 1,000 people entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011

Feb 14th 2012, 3:50 PM 3,815 Views 58 Comments

New figures show that 536 civil partnerships were registered in Ireland last year.

# gay - Friday 10 February, 2012

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?

Feb 10th 2012, 11:14 AM 9,060 Views 203 Comments

The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?

Government has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt children
# Adoption
# Adoption

Government has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt children

Feb 10th 2012, 8:58 AM 3,507 Views 89 Comments

A poll found that three-in-five people in Ireland are in favour of same-sex couples adopting but the government has no plans to legislate for this.

# gay - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 3:00 PM 3,432 Views 2 Comments

Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.

UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign
# Belong To
# Belong To

UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign

Dec 27th 2011, 8:45 AM 3,504 Views 14 Comments

International conference hears that BeLonG To group’s work will be written into the UN toolkit as an example of how to tackle homophobic bullying of young people.