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Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:51 PM 25,495 Views 25 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

'For me, it's a love story - and the context is dementia'
# Supernova
# Supernova

'For me, it's a love story - and the context is dementia'

Jun 26th 2021, 1:00 PM 25,984 Views 0 Comments

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star in a moving new film about a couple dealing with young-onset dementia.

‘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 38,925 Views 56 Comments

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

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 11,030 Views 45 Comments

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

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 33,104 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader
# The Heave
# The Heave

These are the party pressure points that led to Arlene Foster's decision to quit as DUP leader

Apr 28th 2021, 5:05 PM 26,721 Views 20 Comments

Foster bowed to the inevitable today and confirmed she would quit – here’s why.

Academic report, signed by Mary McAleese, 'disproves' Christian objections to same-sex relationships
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Academic report, signed by Mary McAleese, 'disproves' Christian objections to same-sex relationships

May 4th 2021, 2:06 PM 23,054 Views 39 Comments

The group of Christian theologians and academics are appealing directly to Pope Francis to make the change.

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms
# President For Life
# President For Life

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Apr 5th 2021, 7:19 PM 52,277 Views 92 Comments

The Russian president may stay in power until 2036.

Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages
# Equality
# Equality

Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages

Apr 1st 2021, 1:51 PM 10,465 Views 39 Comments

The Netherlands was home to the world’s first legal same-sex marriages two decades ago.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Apr 14th 2021, 2:31 PM 38,853 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court
# New Precedent
# New Precedent

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court

Mar 17th 2021, 7:46 AM 13,330 Views 11 Comments

The country’s refusal to issue spouse visas to partners of same-sex couples legally married overseas has been a growing problem.

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
# A Worm In The Heart
# A Worm In The Heart

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

Mar 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 14,245 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'
# Interview
# Interview

Alan Kelly on why there's no 'utopian consensus' in the opposition and why Sinn Féin 'isn't a left party'

Dec 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,145 Views 117 Comments

Kelly is ending his first calendar year as leader of the Labour party.

Hungarian parliament votes to redefine meaning of 'family' - which bars same-sex couples from adopting
# Viktor Orban
# Viktor Orban

Hungarian parliament votes to redefine meaning of 'family' - which bars same-sex couples from adopting

Dec 15th 2020, 10:54 PM 29,266 Views 85 Comments

Bans on changing your gender, or teaching third-level gender-studies courses are place in Hungary.

Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar
# Controversy
# Controversy

Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar

Dec 15th 2020, 5:10 PM 21,980 Views 48 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD apologised for two tweets he sent that have caused controversy.

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation
# Replacing Ruth
# Replacing Ruth

Senate votes to advance Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Oct 25th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,018 Views 25 Comments

Republicans have mostly united to support Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

'The Kerry Babies case was a clash of traditional and new modern Ireland'
# Kerry Babies
# Kerry Babies

'The Kerry Babies case was a clash of traditional and new modern Ireland'

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 12:05 PM 35,052 Views 78 Comments

We relook at the Kerry Babies case, in the wake of yesterday’s news that Joanne Hayes is seeking the High Court to declare that all findings of wrongdoing made against her by a Tribunal were incorrect.

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party
# Sex Party
# Sex Party

Hungarian MEP apologises after attending lockdown-breaking party

Dec 1st 2020, 6:51 PM 19,882 Views 14 Comments

Jozsef Szajer resigned over the weekend after going to what local press called an ‘orgy’.

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club
# History In The Making
From The42
# History In The Making

'We want to create a space where everyone is absolutely welcome' - GAA to register first LGBTQ+ club

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 46,515 Views 29 Comments

A closer look at Na Gael Aeracha and inclusion in Gaelic games.

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
# Papal Blessing
# Papal Blessing

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Oct 21st 2020, 3:54 PM 35,903 Views 47 Comments

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,863 Views 16 Comments

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

Elton John denies breaching ex-wife’s privacy agreement in £3 million claim
# Rocket Man
# Rocket Man

Elton John denies breaching ex-wife’s privacy agreement in £3 million claim

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:35 PM 36,717 Views 0 Comments

Renate Blauel is suing John for allegedly breaching an agreement the pair signed after their divorce in 1988.

‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
# Homophobia
From The42
# Homophobia

‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’

Aug 23rd 2020, 9:00 AM 11,670 Views 1 Comment

Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036

Jun 25th 2020, 7:08 AM 11,304 Views 32 Comments

The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

May 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 20,273 Views 5 Comments

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
# LGBT
# LGBT

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Jun 15th 2020, 8:01 PM 10,081 Views 24 Comments

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo

Jul 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,243 Views 5 Comments

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,083 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus
# Journey
From The42
# Journey

'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus

May 30th 2020, 9:30 AM 40,135 Views 10 Comments

Ronan Brady took the road less travelled.

Before Normal People: A brief history of Irish TV sex controversies
# The Tube
# The Tube

Before Normal People: A brief history of Irish TV sex controversies

May 20th 2020, 9:49 PM 32,535 Views 30 Comments

Introducing The Tube: We’ll be taking a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday evening.

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,888 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples
# Civil Partnership Bells
# Civil Partnership Bells

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Jan 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,777 Views 38 Comments

The government said that there are no plans to change the law in Ireland.

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
# Interview
# Interview

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

Feb 19th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,383 Views 10 Comments

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
# Projection
# Projection

'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law

Feb 9th 2020, 1:11 PM 93,141 Views 40 Comments

Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'
# A Thousand Moons
# A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

Apr 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,820 Views 5 Comments

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

Scottish Finance Secretary quits over reports he messaged 16-year-old boy hundreds of times
# Derek MacKay
# Derek MacKay

Scottish Finance Secretary quits over reports he messaged 16-year-old boy hundreds of times

Feb 6th 2020, 10:57 AM 16,876 Views 0 Comments

Derek Mackay allegedly sent 270 social media messages to a 16-year-old.

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'

Jan 9th 2020, 4:23 PM 36,528 Views 93 Comments

SNP MP Hannah Bardell has said she considered the alleged utterance to be a “hate crime”.

Reeling in the 2010s: 10 events that defined the Irish decade
# Decade In Review
# Decade In Review

Reeling in the 2010s: 10 events that defined the Irish decade

Dec 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,334 Views 17 Comments

Another year over….

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute
# Draw A Line
From The42
# Draw A Line

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute

Dec 4th 2019, 8:13 AM 11,928 Views 53 Comments

Negotiations over Israel Folau’s claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.

'I used to get letters about how I was going to go to hell and 'there's still time to save your soul''
# The Voice
From The42
# The Voice

'I used to get letters about how I was going to go to hell and 'there's still time to save your soul''

Dec 25th 2019, 12:00 PM 47,456 Views 23 Comments

Eamon McGee speaks to The42 about his social activism and being harassed by a detractor after this year’s county final.

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