This week is Stand Up! An LGBT anti-bullying awareness Week, organised by BeLonG To, and in honour of that I’d like to talk about coming out. Coming out is something we all have to think about at some point. I spent about three years sorting it out in my head enough to come to a […]
Yesterday was the first day of Stand Up!, BeLonG To’s awareness against Homophobic and Transphobic bullying. In a landmark step Catholic and Protestant schools across the country will be displaying LGBT posters in classrooms in a move to stamp out LGBT bullying.
Sometimes you read a survey or a report and it makes you shake your head, this week I have read two that have really given me pause.
Ireland’s youth asked to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying for BeLonG To’s annual campaign
On Tuesday March 4th, RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan showed her support at the launch of Stand Up! Awareness Week against homophobic and transphobic bullying in Ireland.
The introduction of Uganda’s new anti-gay bill has added to the recent list of anti-gay controversies. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has now reportedly come forward with his support for Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni.
It’s not really a shock to learn the fact that the majority of schools in Ireland are subpar, to say the least, with LGBTQ support and awareness for students. In fact, the Relationships and Sexual Education teachers for my class didn’t even mention sex at all
Plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are on a mission to overturn a Michigan law which outlaws same-sex marriage and prevents unmarried couples from adopting jointly.
I’m here to inform you of the sudden combination of two big stories regarding the Irish LGBT community. For a good while now there’s been a lot of talking about the fantastic Panti Bliss for her stand against the Iona Institute and the inherent homophobia in Ireland.
The EU have chosen Europe Equal Pay Day to publish their data on the gender gap in salaries across Europe. Sadly here in Ireland we are not going in the right direction.
The governer of Arizona, Jan Brewer, faced into a political battle over a new state bill that intended to allow local businesses to refuse to serve gay people on grounds of religious freedom.
A recent poll up north illustrates that opinions on LGBT relationships are softening. This is of course due to the tireless work of advocates who must feel even more motivated when they see these figures.
A recent Red C poll found that 76% of Irish people support same-sex marriage. It also found that
59% do not consider ‘being against same-sex marriage’ homophobic – and herein lies the crux of
something highly unsettling and problematic.
Our President is at it again. Not only showing publicly what an ally he is to our community but asking others to stand with us too.
Limerick Council may well be the next to add it’s public support to a yes vote in the upcoming referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland.
Vancouver born Della Wolf Kangro Wiley is at the forefront of a revolutionary move to officially redefine the meaning of family. At the age of three months she has become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate under B.C.’s new Family Law Act introduced last year.
Cosmetics chain Lush is known for its natural handmade cosmetics but they are also known for their use of their window displays as tools in their constant campaigns against social injustice.
There seems to be no topic as endlessly fascinating to us as ourselves, our love and our relationships. New research from the Open University titled Enduring Love?