Ireland

LGBTI Rights in Ireland


ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Europe moves towards trans self-ID despite controversy

Elinor Höke hates going to the doctor's. The transgender student is registered under her former name, and dreads hearing it shouted across the crowded waiting room at her local clinic in western…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

LGBT charity plans to expand Pride events to towns in rural Ireland

An LGBT charity is aiming to expand Pride events into rural towns in an effort to improve Ireland as a country for members of the LGBT community. Launching its five-year plan, entitled…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Donnelly pressed over use of UK clinic for children with gender-identity issues

Documents released under a Freedom of Information request show Mr Donnelly was contacted by a representative from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and an individual, whose name was redacted, asking to meet…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Uproar after Irish priest says Varadkar and other gay politicians will go to hell

A Catholic priest has caused uproar in Ireland after declaring that the deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and other gay politicians will go to hell. Fr Seán Sheehy, 65, condemned homosexuality, trans rights and abortion…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Thousands Attend Trans Pride Amid Backlash Against Trans Rights

Thousands of people attended Trans and Intersex Pride in Dublin amid concern that there is growing “backlash” against the community and its rights. Kicking off at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin was awash…

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Leanne Mc Brearty — Inishowen Pride, Ireland

On 5 June, County Donegal saw its first Pride parade, organized by the Inishowen Pride committee. I spoke to Leanne Mc Brearty, a member of the organizing group, about what it took…

ADDED ON: 04/26/2022

Anti-LGBTQ Attacks Increase Dramatically In Ireland.

In Ireland, the slew of unsettling news for LGBTQ people continues to mount. Most recently, a gay man was assaulted in the capital city of Dublin. Twenty-three-year-old Evan Somers, an openly gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2022

Murders of two gay men in Ireland serve as brutal reminder that LGBT+ people still aren’t safe

In September 1982, a gay man called Declan Flynn was brutally murdered in Dublin’s Fairview Park by a group of teenage boys for the simple crime of being gay. At that time,…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2022

Thousands expected at LGBT vigils for Sligo murder victims

Thousands of people are expected to attend vigils over the coming days to honour the memory of two men, Aidan Moffitt 41, and Michael Snee 58, found murdered earlier this week in…

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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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