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LGBT Rights in Ireland


ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Woman given payout after shop worker told her ‘you are only a lesbian’

A woman who was told she was “only a lesbian” by a shop worker has been awarded €2,000 (£1,800) after a hearing before the Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland. She said she…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2018

Calls from LGBT Youth Groups for Increased Education in Schools

New research has shown that more than three-quarters of LGBT+ young people have disclosed that anti-LGBT+ bullying is a major source of anxiety in their lives. The new research from BeLonG To Youth…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Ireland’s Brazilian LGBT Community Express Fear Following Bolsonaro Win

Brazilians living in Ireland, particularly members of the LGBT community, have expressed serious concerns following the victory of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro promised to defend…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

Irish Prime Minister Raises LGBTI Issues During Papal Visit

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised LGBTI-specific issues during Pope Francis’ two-day visit to the country. Varadkar, who is openly gay, on Saturday in a speech in front of Francis at Dublin Castle pointed out…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

At World Meeting of Families, Catholic Leaders Address Sex Abuse Scandal, LGBT Inclusion

A range of challenges to family life in the 21st century — from poor communication and alienation to sexual misconduct and the treatment of LGBT persons — dominated conversation at the Catholic…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Catholic LGBT Group Rejected by Event Pope will Attend in Dublin

An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Priest James Martin Not Bothered by ‘oceans of Hate and Threats’ for His Pro-LGBT Stance Ahead of Pope Francis Visit to Dublin

A pro-LGBT priest says he’s not bothered by “oceans of hate and threats” against him for speaking in support of the gay community. Fr James Martin will be given a platform at…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

Leo: I’ll Push Pope on Gay Rights

The Taoiseach has said he intends to tell Pope Francis that Irish people regard households headed by same-sex parents as families when he meets the pontiff at Dublin Castle later this month.…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2018

Crowds Gather for Dublin’s First Trans Pride Protest

Hundreds of people marched through Dublin on Saturday in the city’s first ever trans pride protest. The lively spirit among participants was not dampened by the torrential downpour which accompanied the shouts…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2018

LGBT Catholic Group ‘Shut out’ of Pope Family Conference

An LGBT Catholic group has alleged that they are being deliberately shut out of the World Meeting of Families conference, which is set to be attended by the Pope. The World Meeting…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

‘I Am Living the Future that People of the 80s Fought For’

On June 19, Ireland celebrated the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. In 1982, a gay man called Declan Flynn was attacked in Fairview Park in Dublin, and later died from…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Should LGBTQ Identity be Proud to Be Mainstream?

They’ve got gay marriage, can’t they just get on with it now? This and similar sentiments start to swirl around the edges of a certain kind of conversation as Dublin Pride kicks…

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