Ireland

LGBTI Rights in Ireland


ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

The struggle for LGBT inclusion in US St Patrick’s Day parades

In 1992, Cork made history when its St Patrick’s parade included the first-ever LGBT float to take part, which also won best new entry in that year’s parade. But over in New…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Irish leader Varadkar to resign, as parliament fails to find new leader

Irish leader Leo Varadkar has told parliament that he will resign on Thursday night, after suffering a crushing defeat in a parliamentary vote. No clear successor has emerged from the process to…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

Osaka and Japan’s outreach to LGBT tourism is a model for Ireland to replicate

Ireland's groundbreaking marriage equality vote will be five years old this May - but have you seen one major ad campaign to attract the sought after LGBT tourist market to our shores?…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: Less than 1 in 5 LGBT teachers come out over career fears

A 'don't ask, don't tell' culture still exists in schools with a religious ethos when it comes to LGBT teachers. That is the finding of a new survey by the INTO which…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

Ireland Slips in Global LGBTI Safety Poll

Ireland's reputation among LGBT holidaymakers has fallen slightly, according to a new global poll. Gallup asked 1,000 Irish participants 'Is the city or area where you live a good place or not…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2019

Ireland: Majority of gay teenagers feel unsafe in school

Almost three-quarters of gay or transgender teenagers feel unsafe in schools, according to the largest survey of LGBT young people in the Irish education system. A large majority say they have experienced…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

For sale: UK jail that held Oscar Wilde for gay sex

Reading Prison - a forbidding Victorian jail turned LGBT landmark - is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright Oscar Wilde for the “gross…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2019

‘I feel like it’s going to happen when it happens. We’re in Ireland and it’s very accepting of being gay’

Last July, an anonymous Twitter account caused a major stir. A user of the site claiming to be an anonymous Championship footballer suggested he was intending to come out as gay. On…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

‘Disco outside the Dáil’ protest against Pence visit

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Protesters led by Amnesty International waved rainbow flags,…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2019

Belfast celebrates Pride amid hope same-sex marriage ban is lifted

Thousands took to the streets of Belfast for what could be the last Pride held under the same-sex marriage ban in Northern Ireland. Ulster has been packed with people proudly waving rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2019

Young people key to combatting homophobia: LGBT rugby chief

Educating young people about the evils of homophobia was a key message from Europe's largest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament, the biennial Union Cup, held in Dublin last weekend, organisers said. Richie Fagan,…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Ireland ‘still on’ for gay-hate preacher Steven Anderson after Dutch ban

An American preacher who says homosexuals should be executed, and who was banned by Dutch authorities last week from entering the Schengen area, still plans to visit Ireland as part of a…

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