Posts Tagged ‘ equality ’

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 […]

The Children’s Referendum proposals and equality

Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

This morning, the government revealed the proposed wording for the Children’s Referendum. So what, if anything, might the referendum mean for children raised by same-sex couples?

Children in Malaysia targeted for “gay cures”

Sep 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

As the world has progressed into a more enlightened place in some ways, it nevertheless seems that there are some who are fighting towards a “cure” for what Malaysia’s Deputy Education Minister refers to as an “unhealthy lifestyle”

Ireland to adopt EU law on victims of crime including hate crimes

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

This week, the EU agreed a new law establishing the rights of victims of crime, including hate crime. Currently, Ireland has no hate crime legislation in place. The Department of Justice issued a statement to on this new law and hate crimes in Ireland

Athy Town Council to vote on marriage equality on 19th September!

Sep 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Kildare-ians! Are you living in Athy? Well if so, you need to get on to your local councillor, STAT! The Leas-Cathaoirleach of Athy Town Council, Cllr Thomas Redmond, will be proposing a motion in favour of marriage equality at the council’s next meeting – Here’s how you can keep up-to-date and take action!

South Dublin County Council votes unanimously in favour of marriage equality!

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Yesterday, South Dublin County Council voted on two separate motions in support of marriage equality, and both were passed unanimously by councillors. It appears that a motion in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown will now be discussed in October

Two more local authorities to vote on marriage equality tonight!

Sep 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Following marriage equality motions being successfully passed at Dublin City Council last week, and since similar moves in local authorities across the island, attention today focuses on two more councils in the Dublin area. South Dublin Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council will today vote on separate marriage equality motions during meetings at 3pm and 5pm, respectively

Trans* equality activists protest Minister’s speech

Sep 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Delegates of a trans* human rights conference protested during Minister Joan Burton’s keynote speech this morning. The protesters expressed anger and frustration at the ongoing delay hindering the introduction of Gender Recognition Legislation in Ireland. For the past five years, Ireland has been in breach of its human rights obligations regarding gender recognition

“A Constitution for all women”: The Constitutional Convention & Marriage

Sep 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Noticeboard

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and the Women’s Studies programme in UCC are hosting a meeting on the Constitutional Convention on 24th September next in Cork’s Gresham Metropole Hotel. Get yourselves there!

North’s Alliance Party supports marriage equality

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Ahead of Monday’s local council votes in Newry and Fermanagh, the news over the weekend in Northern Ireland was that marriage equality is now formally Alliance Party policy. The party passed a motion which calls for marriage equality, and which addresses religious beliefs by ensuring that faiths are neither compelled by the state to solemnise same-sex marriages nor prevented from doing so. It also supports giving authority to humanists to solemnise marriages.

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