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LGBTI Rights in Ireland


ADDED ON: 11/12/2021

Years after legalizing gay marriage, Ireland finally removes homophobic and misogynistic teaching material

Irish education officials have removed teaching material that asked teenage students to discuss inflammatory, false statements such as “all gays molest children,” “girls who don’t wear make-up are lesbian” and “all gays…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2021

New Campaign ‘Proud AF’ Aims To Tackle Racism Among Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Men In Ireland

The Gay Project has launched a new campaign “#ProudAF”, aimed at reducing racism towards gay, bisexual and trans (GBTQI+) people of colour and travellers and in Ireland. The campaign hopes to address…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2021

Irish LGBT community outraged after homophobic ‘straight pride’ posters appear in Waterford

A number of homophobic posters have appeared in Waterford recently, sparking anger within Irish LGBT communities. The posters, which were first spotted at the start of week, display the words 'Straight Pride',…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

Pride flags lowered and burned in Waterford

PRIDE FLAGS celebrating the LGBT community and Pride Month have been lowered and burned in Waterford city in what has been described as a 'disgusting act'. As part of the annual 'Pride…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

LGBT+ Travellers: ‘A lot of the community are ignorant towards the trans issue

Imagine a world where you live in fear, and with each waking hour that fear grows to a point where the only escape comes from the promise of closing your eyes forever.…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2021

Teachers ‘fear for job prospects if they reveal LGBT identity’

There are about 4,000 primary teachers across Ireland who are uncomfortable revealing their LGBT identity to their employers, a conference heard. Many are afraid to come out about their sexual identity or…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

Anti-Trans LGB Alliance launches insidious email campaign

The anti-trans pressure group LGB Alliance Ireland has urged schools to ignore a vital anti-LGBT+ bullying campaign, claiming it raises “safeguarding” concerns. The Irish branch of the group was set up in…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Historic first as trans flag raised across Dublin city to mark Transgender Awareness Month

The month of November is observed globally as Transgender Awareness Month with Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) being held November 20, which memorialises victims of transphobic violence. Transgender Awareness Month was marked…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2020

Over 60 buildings across Ireland turn purple for Intersex Solidarity Day

Over 60 buildings in 19 counties across the island of Ireland lit up in purple last night in solidarity with Ireland’s intersex community. The campaign was coordinated by the Intersex Mapping Study…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Co Cork town ends twinning arrangement with Polish “LGBT-Free zone”

Saoirse Mackin, the chairperson of the Cork East branch of the Social Democrats, welcomed the news in a statement on Monday: “Poland, one of just six European countries to not yet legalise…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

The impact of the anti LGBTQ+movement in Poland on Irish trans masculine people’s healthcare

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I firmly believe that an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us. I believe that until we are all truly…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Big Read: The Irish far right is on the rise

Bloodied and bashed, an image of LGBT campaigner Izzy Kamikaze being attacked for voicing her opposition to anti-face mask demonstrators last weekend in the capital went viral. The gay rights activist was…

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