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# Homophobia

Last month
August 2023
State feared decriminalising same-sex behaviour would lead to ‘public displays of homosexual affection’
Newly released records from the 1970s and 80s show homophobic attitudes within the civil service.
This year
Vast majority of LGBTQ+ young people exposed to 'dramatic increase' in hateful content online
Europe saw the ‘deadliest rise in anti-LGBTI+ violence in over a decade’ in 2022.
Three men arrested over alleged homophobic chanting at Liverpool v Chelsea game
Two arrests took place outside the stadium on Anfield Road with the other inside the arena itself.
Last year
LGBT+ groups set to meet with gardaí over recent homophobic attacks in Dublin
With Pride taking place in two weeks, the groups want to ensure that safety of people is paramount.
Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo
Vigils are taking place across Ireland over the long weekend.
All time
Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants
Twice within a fortnight in August Reds supporters were criticised by the club for homophobic chants.
Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.
Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland
A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.
‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.
'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.
'We didn't want to shout it from the rooftops' - Folau's unveiling at French club reportedly cancelled
The controversial ex-Wallabies star has linked up with rugby league outfit, the Catalans Dragons.
Brazilian president apologises for telling reporter he had the 'face of a homosexual'
It sparked outrage among media outlets in Brazil.
Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism
He said he has been subjected to name-calling but never anything violent.
Teenager who harassed women after they refused to kiss on London bus has sentence increased
The boy was given eight-month youth referral order due to the homophobic nature of the attack.
Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus
The incident took place in May this year.
Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.
LGBT couples stage 'kissing protest' outside Dáil to demand hate crime legislation
The government said that it was looking at legislative options to address hate crime.
UK police arrest 12-year boy over 'homophobic' attack in Liverpool
Merseyside Police said the boy was held on suspicion of homophobic aggravated assault.
Fine Gael complains to Facebook over ads for website targeting Maria Walsh and 'the homosexual lifestyle'
The website is designed to look like a campaign site in favour of the Walsh’s candidacy but instead casts her in a negative light.
Rothen files complaint against Evra after 'salty pr*ck' rant
The former Man United defender posted a number of videos online following his old team’s Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
Well, it looks like Kevin Hart actually never even apologised for those homophobic jokes
Kevin refused to apologise, claiming he had done so too many times before.
Here's why it doesn't make sense that Nick Cannon's calling out homophobic celebs on Twitter to defend Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart lost his job hosting the Oscars because he refused to apologise for old tweets.
16-year-old admits assault after former Welsh rugby captain suffers homophobic attack
“I was the victim of a hate crime,” Gareth Thomas said.
Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years
He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.
Maria Walsh: 'It might be a questioning glance or a curt refusal to shake my hand'
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we must stand in solidarity, writes Maria Walsh.
Will Young said that his label made him re-record the song 'Leave Right Now' because it sounded 'too gay'
“It’s really shaming. People don’t understand the power of language.”
Youtuber Jack Maynard axed from I'm a Celebrity after old tweets resurface
Maynard reportedly posted a series of homophobic and racist slurs and mocked people with facial deformities.
'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late
James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.
Leicester fan who shouted homophobic abuse at football match fined
Jason Holmes also attended an educational session to “understand why his actions were so unacceptable”.
Councillor calls for action on hate crime after being sent homophobic letter
Inside the package Francis Timmons received was a picture of Pope Benedict, a letter about World Family Day and a letter from Pope Francis.
'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.
Man (20s) arrested over homophobic graffiti chalked on walls of The George
The pub’s exterior was vandalised early yesterday morning with homophobic graffiti.
Why that 'powerful' Heineken ad is just as problematic as Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad
Beer will not unite the workers of the world.
Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya
As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.
Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.
Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya
The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.
'It was so vicious and so quick': Rory Cowan on homophobic abuse
The actor was subjected to a wave of abuse on Twitter.
Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying
In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.
Chiefs lock Allardice apologises for homophobic remarks at end-of-season party
The 24-year-old said: ‘there was no malicious intent in my comments – I wasn’t yelling at a stranger to inflict hurt’.
Prince William appears on cover of Attitude magazine
The Duke of Cambridge spoke out against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.