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#Homosexuality

# homosexuality - 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.

# homosexuality - Friday 12 July, 2013

From The42 German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium St Pauli

German football club will fly rainbow flag permanently at their stadium

St Pauli are urging Germany’s other clubs to follow their lead in the fight against homophobia.

# homosexuality - 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.

# homosexuality - Saturday 13 April, 2013

LGBT rights group to hold 'kiss-in' for equality

LGBT Noise has also expressed concern over a recent homophobic attack on a well-known Dublin nightclub promoter.

# homosexuality - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Column: The ‘Kill The Gays’ law is shocking – but we mustn’t act rashly

Imposing Western will too forcefully will only put more lives in danger, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

# homosexuality - Monday 1 October, 2012

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors

The state’s governor says the legislation should relegate such treatments “to the dustbin of quackery”.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied that his criticism of homosexuality amounted to a denial of individual freedoms.

# homosexuality - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From The42 Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out Modern Times

Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out

Several stars have called for a change in attitudes as regards homosexuality in sport.

# homosexuality - Thursday 13 September, 2012

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

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

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

# homosexuality - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

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

Gay American football player says kiss got him booted

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

# homosexuality - Friday 10 August, 2012

Eyes reveal your sexual orientation

A new study also showed vast differences in the sexuality of men and women.

# homosexuality - Monday 18 June, 2012

Former MP who called gay relationships 'deviant' loses party whip

Ulster Unionist Ken Maginnis said homosexual relationships were a “rung on the ladder” towards “bestiality”.

# homosexuality - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade

Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.

# homosexuality - Monday 30 April, 2012

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

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.

# homosexuality - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Liberian President defends anti-homosexual law

The Nobel Peace Prize winner says she will not challenge laws criminalising homosexual acts – saying certain “traditional values” should be preserved.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament

The bill’s progress slowed after international outcry over the bill which carries severe penalties for homosexual acts.

# homosexuality - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge US presidential hopeful Perry's latest ad causes split in his own campaign Ad Fail This post contains videos

US presidential hopeful Perry's latest ad causes split in his own campaign

In the campaign spot, Perry attacks Barack Obama’s repealing of a law outlawing open homosexuality in the military but it hasn’t gone down well even in his own campaign.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homosexuality - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Russia faces protests over 'gay propaganda' law

The St Petersburg legislation would effectively ban any gay pride events for promoting “sodomy or lesbianism”

# homosexuality - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win

A devout Christian couple, who were forced to pay compensation to a gay couple who tried to stay in their B&B, launch an appeal.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From The42 UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out' UFC

UFC president: 'If there’s a gay fighter, I wish he would come out'

Dana White says that he wouldn’t be surprised to learn that several of his fighters are homosexual.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

US military to officially repeal ban on openly gay personnel

The Pentagon says it is ready for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy concerning gays serving openly in the military, which has been in place for almost two decades, to come to an end.

# homosexuality - Sunday 31 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# homosexuality - Monday 25 July, 2011

"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages US This post contains images

"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages

One couple wore matching kilts; another wore sparkly crowns as New York becomes sixth and largest US state to make same-sex unions ‘official’.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

US Republican presidential hopeful feels being gay is 'part of Satan' Bachmann This post contains videos

US Republican presidential hopeful feels being gay is 'part of Satan'

Michele Bachmann made the comments back in 2004, but more recent controversy suggests she and her husband attempt to reform gay people through prayer.

# homosexuality - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Teen accused of shooting dead student "because he was gay"

His attorney is pictured speaking outside court yesterday, where potential jurors were questioned about their views on homosexuality and hate crimes.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Homosexuality 'a disease', claims India's health minister

Homosexuality is ‘unnatural’ and is causing the spread of HIV, says the man in charge of the health of 1.2 billion people.

# homosexuality - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Ireland criticised over legislation and education on LGBT issues

A major report by the Council of Europe both praises and criticises Ireland on various discrimination and gender issues.

# homosexuality - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Norris issues wide-ranging public letter to clarify stance on issues

Senator David Norris attempts to clarify his stance on pederasty and other issues, in light of a reprinted Daily Mail interview.

# homosexuality - Friday 8 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 19. The news gospel according to Me.

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings us his take on the news stories of the past seven days. Gay cavemen, Kevin Myers and the discovery of a digital relic of St Therese – now THAT’s what he calls a headline.

# homosexuality - Thursday 7 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Archaeologists uncover world's oldest known 'gay caveman' Gay Caveman

Archaeologists uncover world's oldest known 'gay caveman'

A skeleton of a body that could be 5,000 years old is found in Prague – with its burial state suggesting its owner was gay.

# homosexuality - Friday 1 April, 2011

India moves to ban book claiming Gandhi was bisexual

Indian ministers claim a book – which suggests that the ‘father of the nation’ had a gay relationship – ‘besmirches’ Gandhi.

# homosexuality - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Scientists 'turned mice gay' through hormone immunity

Researchers in China bred mice with brains unreceptive to serotonin, and found that they lost the impulse to mate with females.

# homosexuality - Monday 21 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Apple criticised for allowing 'gay-cure' iPhone app Gay Cure App

Apple criticised for allowing 'gay-cure' iPhone app

Online petition criticising Apple for “supporting homophobia” has received over 80,000 signatures so far.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition forces claim to have destroyed Gaddafi’s command centre; plans for a supercasino on the banks of the Liffey and the ‘gay cure’ iPhone app that got a 4+ rating from Apple.

# homosexuality - Saturday 5 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Gaybo 'received death threats' over Late Late features Death Threats

Gaybo 'received death threats' over Late Late features

Gay Byrne tells The Sun that the Late Late Show’s frank discussion of topics like homosexuality made him a public target.

# homosexuality - Thursday 17 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge Bieber: Abortion is wrong, and homosexuality is a choice Bieber Fever

Bieber: Abortion is wrong, and homosexuality is a choice

The 16-year-old Canadian überstar tells Rolling Stone that abortion was “like killing a baby” and being gay is a “choice”.

# homosexuality - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Gay couple wins appeal over hotel's policy "discrimination"

A Christian couple is told their policy that unmarried couples – including homosexuals – cannot share rooms is unlawful.