Ireland

LGBTI Rights in Ireland


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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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Irish Prison Service Slammed Over Failures to Publish Policy to Protect At-Risk LGBT Prisoners

The Irish Prison Service has been slammed over its failure to publish a policy to protect at-risk LGBT prisoners from bullying and potentially violence. The Out On The Inside report commissioned by…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Presbyterian Church in Ireland Votes Against Gay Membership

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has adopted a new policy that means anyone in a same-sex relationship cannot be a full member of the Church. It also means their children cannot be…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Growing up LGBT in Ireland ‘still Quite Difficult’, Says Report

Ireland is still a difficult place for young LGBT people to live, even after the marriage equality referendum, according to the head of Belong To at the launch of its annual report…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

Eurovision Song Contest 2018: People Loved Ireland’s Emotional Gay Dance Routine

Ireland has made it to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in five years – as fans applauded a moving same-sex dance routine. The country squeaked through…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

China Cuts off Tattoo, LGBTI Elements from Eurovision Contest Feed

A Chinese online broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Tuesday blacked out two performances allegedly containing tattoo and LGBT elements, which in the past months had been reportedly banned online…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Varadkar Must Use US Trip to Speak on LGBTI Rights

While the Taoiseach has enjoyed a successful State-side trip so far — bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger, visiting the site of JFK’s assassination, and thanking the Choctaw Native Americans for their donations during…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2018

US No Longer LGBTI Rights World Leader, says Leo Varadkar

Mr Varadkar said he believed the majority of American people would agree with him, even if the Trump administration does not. The Irish premier made the comments during an interview at the…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Vatican Nixes Former Irish President, LGBT Advocate from Women’s Day event

A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican is refusing to allow former Irish President Mary McAleese participate in an annual event marking…

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