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#LGBT Rights

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Dublin City Council to vote on motion supporting gay marriage

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:46 PM 5,922 Views 29 Comments

A motion before the council’s monthly meeting tomorrow night asks it to support “the same rights and entitlements” for all.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 17 August, 2012

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender

Aug 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,858 Views 141 Comments

Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for

Aug 7th 2012, 2:41 PM 5,152 Views 20 Comments

This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 30 July, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Astronaut Sally Ride sparks posthumous debate on coming out

Jul 30th 2012, 6:25 PM 7,443 Views 21 Comments

The first American woman in space kept her coming out until her self-penned obituary. Some wish she’d done it earlier.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage

Jul 25th 2012, 10:01 PM 5,065 Views 45 Comments

The Scottish government says it will try to amend UK law, so that celebrants who refuse to marry gays cannot be prosecuted.

Column: For politicians, the gay marriage debate is a careful calculation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For politicians, the gay marriage debate is a careful calculation

Jul 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 17 Views 109 Comments

The stakes are high for elected representatives in picking a stance on same-sex marriage, writes Scott de Buitléir – and don’t they know it.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Gay marriage: Cork city council passes landmark motion in support
# Equality
# Equality

Gay marriage: Cork city council passes landmark motion in support

Jul 10th 2012, 8:48 AM 7,538 Views 114 Comments

Transport minister Leo Varadkar has also expressed cautious support for full marriage equality.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 6 July, 2012

Column: Shouldn’t we be over gay people in the workplace?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Shouldn’t we be over gay people in the workplace?

Jul 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 110 Views 76 Comments

Many workers still feel they have to hide their sexual orientation, writes Davin Roche. Changing this would be good for business.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 2 July, 2012

Gay marriage: Shatter joins Gilmore in support
# Equality
# Equality

Gay marriage: Shatter joins Gilmore in support

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:58 AM 4,099 Views 46 Comments

The justice minister has become the second senior Cabinet member to show support for full marriage equality.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Californian ban on gay marriage set for Supreme Court hearing
# Proposition 8
# Proposition 8

Californian ban on gay marriage set for Supreme Court hearing

Jun 6th 2012, 8:04 AM 1,492 Views 6 Comments

An appeals court has struck down an appeal in rehear the case – and supporters of the ban say they’re heading for D.C.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples

May 18th 2012, 11:35 AM 1,511 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates
# Bullying
# Bullying

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

May 10th 2012, 10:01 PM 6,543 Views 51 Comments

The Republican presidential candidate apologised after reports he led a group who cut off a gay classmate’s long hair.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Obama breaks silence with full support for gay marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Obama breaks silence with full support for gay marriage

May 9th 2012, 9:13 PM 5,034 Views 57 Comments

He became the first US president to support full marriage equality, saying his daughters have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 6 May, 2012

US vice-president Biden backs gay marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

US vice-president Biden backs gay marriage

May 6th 2012, 4:19 PM 2,558 Views 19 Comments

Joe Biden is the highest-ranking US politician to come out in support of equal marriage rights.

# lgbt-rights - Friday 13 April, 2012

London mayor bans anti-gay ads from city buses
# London
# London

London mayor bans anti-gay ads from city buses

Apr 13th 2012, 4:14 PM 5,870 Views 72 Comments

Boris Johnson intervenes to stop the ‘Core Values Trust’ from taking out ads advocating therapy for homosexuals.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants from 2013
# Miss Universe
# Miss Universe

Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants from 2013

Apr 10th 2012, 10:16 PM 7,884 Views 22 Comments

The contest will allow transgender women from next year, following the outcry when a Canadian entrant was kicked out.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,264 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers

Apr 10th 2012, 7:04 PM 3,790 Views 63 Comments

The education minister is “determined” to amend laws allowing schools to discriminate on the basis of their religious ethos.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May
# Bullying
# Bullying

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

Apr 8th 2012, 1:58 PM 1,821 Views 15 Comments

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 31 March, 2012

FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention

Mar 31st 2012, 6:34 PM 3,789 Views 52 Comments

The result of the vote means that all of Ireland’s major political parties are in favour of considering a referendum.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 22 March, 2012

New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage

Mar 22nd 2012, 9:02 AM 2,871 Views 35 Comments

A large Republican majority in the state House of Representatives is not enough to overturn laws allowing full gay marriage.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals

Mar 10th 2012, 9:31 AM 4,971 Views 126 Comments

The Pope has denounced the “powerful” US gay marriage lobby, while Catholics in Britain have been urged to defend heterosexual unions.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 16 January, 2012

Sweden blocks plans to overturn sex-change sterilisation law
# Sweden
# Sweden

Sweden blocks plans to overturn sex-change sterilisation law

Jan 16th 2012, 11:41 AM 2,442 Views 25 Comments

Sweden’s government delays proposals to overturn laws which require people undergoing sex changes to be surgically sterilised.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless

Dec 27th 2011, 8:45 AM 71 Views 40 Comments

Most adults in Ireland can now be openly gay, writes Michael Barron – but the reality for young people is very different.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid

Dec 7th 2011, 9:29 AM 1,890 Views 36 Comments

“Gay rights are human rights,” says Hillary Clinton, announcing that the US will use diplomatic tools to promote LGBT rights.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships
# Courts
# Courts

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

Dec 5th 2011, 7:56 PM 8,008 Views 74 Comments

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Russia faces protests over 'gay propaganda' law
# Equality
# Equality

Russia faces protests over 'gay propaganda' law

Nov 24th 2011, 9:53 AM 3,339 Views 46 Comments

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

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks

Nov 2nd 2011, 8:30 PM 538 Views 83 Comments

Journalist Eamon Delaney may claim to stand for equality – but his assertions are nothing but the usual homophobic bullying, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Gilligan and Zappone vow to continue with Supreme Court appeal
# Courts
# Courts

Gilligan and Zappone vow to continue with Supreme Court appeal

Oct 23rd 2011, 2:45 PM 2,672 Views 22 Comments

The Supreme Court denies the lesbian couple permission to add a claim of unconstitutionality to their long-running appeals.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Gay Mitchell: "I will sign any bill that's constitutional"
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell: "I will sign any bill that's constitutional"

Oct 4th 2011, 12:14 PM 1,443 Views 52 Comments

Fine Gael’s Presidential candidate says he will sign any bill put before him – and insists he has no prejudice against gay people.

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move
# Blood Ban
# Blood Ban

Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move

Sep 8th 2011, 1:49 PM 2,706 Views 41 Comments

Britain relaxes its ban on blood donations from men who sleep with men, but there are no plans for a similar move in Ireland.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 29 August, 2011

Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?

Aug 29th 2011, 7:41 AM 28 Views 99 Comments

Most people think same-sex couples should have full marriage equality – so what’s taking so long, asks Kirsten Fjoser.

# lgbt-rights - Saturday 16 July, 2011

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website
# Going Gaga
From The Daily Edge
# Going Gaga

'Thousands of fans' details' stolen from Lady Gaga website

Jul 16th 2011, 11:50 AM 255 Views 1 Comment

The singer’s UK fan site is hacked by ‘SwagSec’, with names and email addresses of thousands of fans copied.

# lgbt-rights - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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

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

Jul 5th 2011, 9:50 AM 889 Views 25 Comments

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

# lgbt-rights - Friday 27 May, 2011

Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players

May 27th 2011, 6:05 PM 55 Views 0 Comments

Football associations have put the boot into racism. Now it’s time to tackle the rampant homophobia as well, writes TeaAndToast.ie’s Mick Reynolds.

# lgbt-rights - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Uganda delays anti-gay bill amid international outcry
# Uganda
# Uganda

Uganda delays anti-gay bill amid international outcry

May 11th 2011, 5:56 PM 1,734 Views 0 Comments

A bill that would propose the death penalty for some gays is shelved – but could be set for discussion again on Friday.

# lgbt-rights - Monday 21 March, 2011

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

Apple criticised for allowing 'gay-cure' iPhone app

Mar 21st 2011, 10:33 AM 1,953 Views 0 Comments

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

# lgbt-rights - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships

Dec 23rd 2010, 3:28 PM 675 Views 0 Comments

The Commencement Order is signed to bring the Civil Partnership Act into law as of January 1 next year.

# lgbt-rights - Sunday 22 August, 2010

'March for marriage' to kick off in Dublin
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

'March for marriage' to kick off in Dublin

Aug 22nd 2010, 11:05 AM 343 Views 0 Comments

Protesters who feel the Civil Partnership Bill doesn’t go far enough will take to the streets at 2pm.