Shocking levels of suicide attempt rates amongst the trans community in Ireland revealed by new survey carried out by TENI. 78% of respondents had considered suicide, and 40% of these had attempted to take their own live at least once.
The 21st state to join the United States of America and birthplace of president Barack Obama will become the 16th state to legalise same sex marriage in the USA.
Yesterday the Hawaii Senate passed a bill allowing same sex marriage within the state. Though the bill passed reasonably comfortably through the Senate, and the House, there was a lot of hard fighting over the usual ‘exemptions on moral grounds’ for religious organisations and, eventually, including ‘for-profit’ organisations who will be allowed ‘opt out’ of same-sex weddings without being charged with discrimination.
“A right delayed is a right denied.” It’ll have been 11 years since Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan were granted leave by the High Court to pursue a claim to have their marriage recognised, if/wen we get our referendum in 2015.
The government have responded to the Constitutional Conventions recommendation to hold a referendum on marriage equality in Ireland by saying there will be a referendum in 2015.
The 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women takes place from November 25th until December 10th. The first and last days coincide with UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women and Human Rights Day, respectively. The slogan for the campaign – orchestrated in Ireland by Women’s Aid – is ‘1 in [...]
Tomorrow the government will have to respond to the constitutional convention’s recommendation to have a referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland. What will the Taoiseach do? Accept the findings but avoid giving us a date or stand up for our civil rights?
A group of civil society organisations are today calling on politicians to consider the human rights of transgender and intersex people as the Oireachtas Committee debates the Gender Recognition Bill this week.
Not long after New Jersey became the 14th American state to legaise same sex marriage the Australian capital territory has followed suit. Roll on global equality
On 20 October, the first LGBTI Pride March took place in Podgorica. The Pride March was supported by the Montenegrin government and the Montenegrin police provided adequate protection to the participants from numerous and violent protesters by escorting the marchers to military base outside the city after the event.
It’s time to take the pledge and make sure you wear purple on October 17th to show your support for the LGBT Community.
GLEN Launches Ireland’s first Careers Directory for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Graduates
GLEN’s Diversity Champions programme, Ireland’s network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusive employers, launches the inaugural LGBT Graduate Directory today Wednesday October 9th at the gradireland recruitment fair, RDS, Dublin.
In continuation of Russia’s staunch opposition to ‘homosexual propaganda’ Russian authorities have introduced a ban on Swedish couples attempting to adopt Russian children on the grounds that same-sex marriage is legal in Sweden.
Educating the heterosexual masses happens because LGBT people have shared their story and directly addressed misguided fears people have about LGBT people. Our stories connect with people’s humanity. Our stories give life to our rights.
Over two thousand people have entered civil partnership since they first became available in April 2011 up to the end of June 2013.
The bid committee behind Limerick’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games will find out on Monday October 7th if they have been successful in the bidding process as the host city will be announced.
Since 1999, 23 September is a “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”. This occasion is an opportunity to address the particular issues bisexual people face and also to raise the awareness about bisexuality and to celebrate the diversity of and differences within the LGBTI communities.