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#LGBT Rights

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Ireland needs new scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men, experts advise
# Justice
# Justice

Ireland needs new scheme to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men, experts advise

May 5th 2022, 4:27 PM 8,752 Views 5 Comments

A working group is examining how Ireland can go about disregarding convictions made against gay and bisexual men under legislation that was later repealed.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 6 January, 2022

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 12:08 AM 56,312 Views 34 Comments
  • Ireland could follow the UK's lead and exonerate gay men later this year, Órla Ryan reports
  • A working group is set to submit a progress report to the Justice Minister this month and its final report later this year
  • Hundreds of gay men were convicted under laws later repealed when homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993

# lgbt-rights - Friday 3 December, 2021

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 8,545 Views 16 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 39,073 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 11,207 Views 45 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,509 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

Jun 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 53,790 Views 142 Comments

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 October, 2019

Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise
# Assault
# Assault

Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise

Oct 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,321 Views 66 Comments

The Department is putting out a public consultation in the coming weeks on the issue.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 5 April, 2019

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Mormon church to allow baptism for children of LGBT parents

Apr 5th 2019, 2:27 PM 10,519 Views 60 Comments

The church added it wanted to “reduce the hate and contention so common today”.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,217 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Mar 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 42,429 Views 58 Comments

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 22,482 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Jul 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 13,066 Views 50 Comments

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland
# 25th Anniversary
# 25th Anniversary

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Jun 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 40,850 Views 37 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Ireland will wear rainbow-coloured shirt numbers tonight to show support for LGBT rights

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:33 AM 7,557 Views 35 Comments

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA
# COYBIG
From The Daily Edge
# COYBIG

Ireland team display support for LGBT rights ahead of tonight's match against USA

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:12 AM 35,970 Views 118 Comments

‘Not just a number, this is a statement.’

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad
# Lgbtq Rights
# Lgbtq Rights

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad

May 2nd 2018, 10:10 PM 24,698 Views 105 Comments

The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Mar 28th 2018, 7:28 AM 25,326 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'
# White House Visit
# White House Visit

Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'

Mar 7th 2018, 7:29 PM 9,441 Views 48 Comments

Varadkar said Ireland and the US have strong links that “will outlast any president or Taoiseach”.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'

Jul 4th 2017, 9:13 AM 14,349 Views 66 Comments

He was forced to take medicine and receive injections.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 9 June, 2017

'I am engaged to a Catholic Irishwoman from Wexford' - Scottish Tory leader ahead of DUP deal
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

'I am engaged to a Catholic Irishwoman from Wexford' - Scottish Tory leader ahead of DUP deal

Jun 9th 2017, 8:18 PM 97,653 Views 73 Comments

Ruth Davidson has reaffirmed her commitment to LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts
# Historical Injustice
# Historical Injustice

New bill will 'exonerate and apologise to' people convicted of homosexual acts

Dec 7th 2016, 7:48 AM 6,754 Views 15 Comments

Senator Ged Nash called the move “an important gesture”.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 November, 2016

Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone
# Best Buds
# Best Buds

Enda Kenny says VP-elect Mike Pence 'really knows Ireland' after the pair speak by phone

Nov 18th 2016, 11:00 PM 19,039 Views 57 Comments

Arch-conservative Pence has been a consistent opponent of LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 23 June, 2016

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin
# Sponsored By Smirnoff
# Sponsored By Smirnoff

6 epic Pride events to check out this weekend in Dublin

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:47 AM 12,541 Views 37 Comments

Get your rainbow colours on and get out there.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Guardian journalist walks off Sky News 'in disgust' over Orlando killing comments

Jun 13th 2016, 5:16 PM 59,530 Views 136 Comments

Owen Jones insists the host was trying to ‘deflect’ attention from the fact that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen deliberately targeted gay people

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 3 March, 2016

NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

NYC mayor ends boycott of St Patrick’s Day parade after gay ban reversed

Mar 3rd 2016, 7:25 AM 14,556 Views 116 Comments

Bill de Blasio will take part in this year’s festivities after parade organisers decided to allow gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 18 February, 2016

US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban
# South Dakota
# South Dakota

US state moves towards transgender student bathroom ban

Feb 18th 2016, 6:09 AM 15,588 Views 155 Comments

A bill passed on Tuesday would ban transgender students from using bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Jan 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,620 Views 57 Comments

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians
# USSRYou Serious?
# USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:20 PM 13,115 Views 62 Comments

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke
# Don't Hang Up
# Don't Hang Up

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Sep 24th 2015, 10:12 PM 22,181 Views 24 Comments

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Transgender children are 'living in a nightmare'
# BIRTH RIGHTS
# BIRTH RIGHTS

Transgender children are 'living in a nightmare'

Jun 16th 2015, 12:21 PM 10,741 Views 89 Comments

Jillian van Turnhout wants them to be given recognition on an interim basis.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender
# You Know Yourself
# You Know Yourself

The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:35 PM 41,718 Views 171 Comments

Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
# Beacon Of Light
# Beacon Of Light

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 65,390 Views 116 Comments

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
# Opinion
# Opinion

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

May 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 108 Views 79 Comments

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 23 March, 2015

California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal
# California Love
# California Love

California could* have to vote on making executing gay people legal

Mar 23rd 2015, 7:36 PM 19,964 Views 164 Comments

*But it’s unlikely to make it to the ballot.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

'Prison sex proves being gay is a choice' - potential US presidential candidate

Mar 5th 2015, 2:15 PM 25,039 Views 72 Comments

Ben Carson has since walked back his claims.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes asked to report abuse

Dec 9th 2014, 9:14 PM 2,560 Views 53 Comments

A new site has been launched — allowing people to confidentially report incidents of abuse, like harassment, bullying and blackmail attempts.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 8 December, 2014

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

'There's no ruling on marriage equality' - BAI denies censorship claims

Dec 8th 2014, 10:40 PM 13,383 Views 143 Comments

The authority says that there is no automatic requirement to balance a discussion.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence
# Privacy And Dignity
# Privacy And Dignity

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

Dec 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,932 Views 48 Comments

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum
# Dogma
# Dogma

"God's Plan for Marriage" is being distributed to 1,300 parishes ahead of referendum

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:46 PM 16,953 Views 291 Comments

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference says it would be a ‘grave injustice’ if same-sex marriage became a reality.

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