Ireland

LGBTI Rights in Ireland


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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ADDED ON: 09/02/2020

Love keeps on winning in Northern Ireland with same-sex couples finally able to marry in churches

Same-sex couples can apply to have religious weddings in Northern Ireland from today (1 September), with ceremonies set to begin later this month. Gay weddings began in Northern Ireland in February, but…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Transgender advocacy group says new civil service rules ‘protect staff from unsafe conditions’

A transgender campaign group has said new rules compelling Northern Ireland’s civil servants to use whichever terms transgender people wish is an “important first step”. Meanwhile, the Equality Commission told the News…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

Farmer comes out as trans at 65, proving it’s never too late to be your true, authentic self

A farmer from rural Ireland has proven that it’s never too late to be your authentic self by coming out as trans at the age of 65. Erica Coates, who runs her…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Statue of IRA leader Sean Russell vandalised as LGBT flag is painted on by Dublin protesters

DUBLIN protesters have vandalised a statue of former IRA leader Sean Russell by painting an LGBT flag on it to mark the final week of pride month. Images of the statue in…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Ireland made history by emphatically saying yes to same-sex marriage five years ago today

Five years ago today, people in Ireland went out in their droves and voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Ultimately, 62 per cent of the public voted in favour of amending the…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

LGBT families in Ireland still caught in legal loophole

In the run-up to the marriage referendum, one of the key pieces of legislation that was on the table was the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. This was viewed as an…

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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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