Posts Tagged ‘ equality ’



Ireland loves its gays, according to research

Sep 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

A Gallup poll which aimed to assess the countries of the world and their attitude towards LGB people has ranked Ireland as number six. 75 percent of people agree that Ireland is welcoming and friendly towards gays and lesbians




5 reasons why the Rose of Tralee coming out is actually a big deal

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

  It was interesting to note some of the reactions yesterday to this year’s Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, coming out. In particular, I read quite a few comments online, basically saying something to the effect of: “Being gay isn’t a big deal. Why are people talking about this? Why do people care? Why is […]




8,000 attend “final” March for Marriage

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Yesterday afternoon, 8,000 supporters of marriage equality attended last March for Marriage in Dublin before the marriage referendum in spring 2015




LGBT activists pay tribute to Albert Reynolds

Aug 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, have added their voice to the tributes paid to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who passed away early this morning, aged 81




What’s life like for butches in love?

Aug 21st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

  From what I’ve observed throughout the years I have realised that the most common lesbian relationships are the ones that involve a femme dating a butch. It’s not a bad combination, of course, but it’s also not the only one. I’m a butch lesbian in a civil partnership with another butch, and guess what? […]




Concerns raised over broadcasting ruling & public debate

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) says a decision issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) raises concerns about open public debate in Ireland




Proposed gender recognition Bill faces further criticism

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Equality Authority yesterday published its report on the Gender Recognition Bill. TENI’s chief executive urged Ireland to be the “first country in Europe to introduce legislation that truly respects the rights and privacy of transgender people.”




Junior minister Jimmy Deenihan attends AOH meeting in St Louis

Aug 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

New Minister of State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenhian TD, spoke at the AOH event in St Louis last week, along with the Irish Ambassador and a Sinn Féin councillor for Belfast. Earlier this year, controversy arose around Irish politicians attending AOH events given the long-standing ban on LGBT people participating in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade




Italian teacher accuses Catholic school of firing her for being gay

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Last week a young female teacher in an Italian Catholic school claimed she was fired from her position on account of her (perceived) sexual orientation. She had previously been employed at the school in Trento for five years




Obama signs executive order to protect LGBT employees

Jul 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

President Obama signed two executive orders this past Monday which will ensure protection for LGBT employees in the US. Federal employers (or employers holding federal contracts) will no longer be able to fire employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.




The Best Era To Be Female?

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The title of a recent Guardian article caught my eye. “Tireless campaigning means this is the best era to be female in modern times,” says Ellie Mae Hagan. I was pleasantly surprised to read an astute piece on the state of the women’s rights movement today, topped with the positive slant of progress.




Against feminist orthodoxy: why sex positivity is sex critical

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Sex Talk, This and That

After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.




Mind the gap

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

We know that the people who have suffered the most during this recession are the people who had the least to begin with, so it (depressingly) stands to reason that hard won ground towards equality is lost to ‘short-term’ situations.




Dublin to host European LGBT conference

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Hot on the heels of the 4th European Transgender Conference, Dublin will again play host to equality activists from across Europe when the 16th Annual ILGA-Europe Conference comes to town from the 18th October until the 21st.




Homophobic bullying to be debated in Seanad

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Statements on Homophobic Bullying will be heard by Seanad Éireann at 3:45pm, and can be watched live online




Watch and learn: Keep your eyes on the prize of equality

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Out on the Town

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has established an internet video channel so you an view all of the speaches and most of the craic (karaoke blushes are saved), from the recent 4th European Transgender Council conference.




Review: Gay Daddy on RTÉ

Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Parenting

  Last night, Darren Kennedy presented “Gay Daddy” on RTÉ, a look at the options gay men have in Ireland today if they want to start a family. If you’ve been paying attention, you know this had the potential to be a very short program. It isn’t though, and you can catch it on RTÉ […]

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