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# lgbt-rights - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands expected to turn out for same-sex marriage rally in Dublin
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Thousands expected to turn out for same-sex marriage rally in Dublin

Aug 24th 2014, 8:15 AM 12,702 Views 318 Comments

Organisers say they’re expecting a boost in numbers in the wake of the referendum announcement and the Pantigate controversy…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 March, 2014

“I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

“I’m disappointed”: Boston Mayor confirms parade pull-out, as talks with organisers fail

Mar 16th 2014, 3:50 PM 19,078 Views 134 Comments

Activists have welcomed his decision, saying “no other group is asked to march without a banner and their standard – not the police, firefighters, or the Irish”.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"
# Right To March
# Right To March

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"

Mar 9th 2014, 12:49 PM 10,892 Views 89 Comments

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video
# Off Script
# Off Script

‘Script issue’ to blame for Sinn Féin’s last minute pull-out from cross-party LGBT video

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:24 PM 12,785 Views 87 Comments

Averil Power of Fianna Fáil was aiming to organise an ‘all party’ video message on the issue of LGBT rights and St. Patrick’s Day…

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA
# History
From The42
# History

Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay active player in the NBA

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:44 PM 4,784 Views 9 Comments

The Brooklyn Nets signed Collins to a 10-day contract this evening.

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland
# Over To You
# Over To You

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 36,744 Views 180 Comments

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

# lgbt-rights - 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 8,695 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.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Gilmore "deeply concerned" over Nigerian homosexuality law

Feb 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,237 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste says Ireland is “completely opposed to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation”.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics
# Human Dignity
# Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

Feb 13th 2014, 12:55 PM 36 Views 71 Comments

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

'When you boycott, you’re just ignored': Varadkar at odds with Burton's stance on NYC parade

Feb 11th 2014, 1:08 PM 10,878 Views 114 Comments

Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship
# By George
From The Daily Edge
# By George

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

Feb 8th 2014, 2:17 PM 32,083 Views 159 Comments

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely"
# St Panti's Day Parade
# St Panti's Day Parade

Panti Bliss for St. Patrick's Day parade? It's looking "unlikely"

Feb 7th 2014, 11:39 AM 14,650 Views 119 Comments

Orgainsers have said that the process to select the Grand Marshal is “well underway and has started a while back”.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Gay rights student protest takes place at Russian Embassy in Dublin

Feb 5th 2014, 12:14 PM 8,556 Views 238 Comments

Last year, Russia banned the promotion and providing of information on homosexuality to under 18-year-olds.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights
# Equality
# Equality

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

Feb 4th 2014, 2:08 PM 8,430 Views 78 Comments

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 78 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

Jan 15th 2014, 7:50 AM 4,537 Views 2 Comments

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 1 November, 2013

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female
# Intersex
# Intersex

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Nov 1st 2013, 3:02 PM 20,048 Views 75 Comments

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 30 September, 2013

Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row

Sep 30th 2013, 9:40 PM 85,558 Views 537 Comments

Paul Barnes has said his store, Daintree Paper, “does not stock any merchandise that promotes same-sex marriage”.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights

Sep 4th 2013, 1:00 PM 45 Views 47 Comments

I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'

Aug 22nd 2013, 9:23 AM 9,913 Views 77 Comments

James Kirchick was on the Russia Today to speak about Bradly Manning’s but instead labelled the channel a “Kremlin funded propaganda network”.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin
# March For Marriage
# March For Marriage

Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin

Aug 18th 2013, 8:05 PM 19,778 Views 335 Comments

The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality
# Cooling Off
# Cooling Off

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Aug 7th 2013, 5:34 PM 8,962 Views 157 Comments

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia

Aug 7th 2013, 3:44 PM 20,929 Views 217 Comments

The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.

# lgbt-rights - 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 17,986 Views 122 Comments

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride parade.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Jun 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 15 Views 35 Comments

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Cameron needs opposition's help as gay marriage vote is passed

May 21st 2013, 8:43 PM 8,204 Views 50 Comments

The House of Commons has held its last vote on gay marriage in England and Wales, amid a Conservative revolt.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia

May 14th 2013, 10:47 AM 15,863 Views 97 Comments

The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 29 March, 2013

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings
# Marriage
# Marriage

Church stance on gay marriage could force Catholics to have two weddings

Mar 29th 2013, 12:24 PM 15,314 Views 136 Comments

Catholic Bishops say they won’t recognise Ireland’s civil marriage system if it permits same-sex couples to wed.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage
# Marriage
# Marriage

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage

Mar 19th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,633 Views 67 Comments

Ivana Bacik and by-election candidate Eoin Holmes publish a bill which removes the same-sex ban on civil marriages.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child
# Adoption
# Adoption

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

Feb 20th 2013, 5:06 PM 7,326 Views 68 Comments

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage

Feb 14th 2013, 2:50 PM 8,923 Views 150 Comments

The EU Affairs minister tells the BBC she expects a referendum soon, but “genuinely” can’t predict whether it would pass.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 25 January, 2013

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing
# Russia
# Russia

Russian parliament approves bill that could outlaw gay kissing

Jan 25th 2013, 6:03 PM 9,422 Views 33 Comments

The Bill was only opposed by one MP out of 450, and could lead to fines for any gay demonstrations in public.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer
# Vatican
# Vatican

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Dec 16th 2012, 1:26 PM 6,896 Views 46 Comments

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped
# Anti-gay Bill
# Anti-gay Bill

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Nov 13th 2012, 3:51 PM 12,622 Views 74 Comments

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate
# US Senate
# US Senate

Wisconsin Democrat to become first openly gay member of Senate

Nov 7th 2012, 3:36 AM 4,320 Views 7 Comments

Tammy Baldwin is projected to defeat her Republican rival Tommy Thompson, becoming the Senate’s first openly gay member.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:21 AM 3,957 Views 51 Comments

The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 1 October, 2012

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors
# Gay Therapy
# Gay Therapy

California bans therapy to 'reverse' homosexuality in minors

Oct 1st 2012, 8:05 AM 7,786 Views 35 Comments

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

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president
# Homosexuality
# Homosexuality

Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president

Sep 25th 2012, 8:10 AM 8,556 Views 65 Comments

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

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige

Sep 19th 2012, 8:40 AM 5,110 Views 87 Comments

The government allows MPs to have a free vote in the House of Representatives – meaning a 98-42 defeat.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage
# France
# France

French government unveils details of plans to allow gay marriage

Sep 11th 2012, 1:13 PM 6,595 Views 77 Comments

Gays will also be allowed to adopt children, either as individuals or as a couple, from 2013 onward.