Ireland

LGBTI Rights in Ireland


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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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Riyadh Khalaf: ‘Homophobia begins from a lack of education’

Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handle. The two young women are…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

‘DRAG STORY TIME’ CANCELLED AT IRISH LIBRARY AFTER ‘VIOLENT HOMOPHOBIC’ MESSAGES

A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s stories at a library in…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Calls for pastor who celebrated Orlando massacre to be banned from Ireland

A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the United States—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2019

Belfast church protest by LGBT group against ‘conversion therapy’

LGBT group the Rainbow Project has organised a protest at a south Belfast church on Saturday morning against what they have labelled “conversion therapy”. Windsor Baptist has advertised the event as a…

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