Posts Tagged ‘ marriage equality ’



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




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




We’re All a Little Takei

Jul 17th, 2014 | By | Category: The Small Screen

It’s hard to believe there was once a period on George Takei’s life where he couldn’t easily acquire a good acting role. We know George now as a Hollywood legend, LGBT activist, and social media personality who first emerged as Sulu on the original Star Trek, but his journey to where he is today was long and bumpy




Taoiseach: marriage referendum will be in Spring 2015

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Big news! An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced to the Dáil yesterday evening that the referendum on marriage equality will be held in Spring 2015. The announcement has been welcomed by campaign groups GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL.




I won’t change my eye colour or my sexuality!

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

Is it fair to say that Irish people have not yet caught up with the front runners in the race for marriage equality? Are we, as a nation, still afraid of change or are we hoarse from screaming Gay Marriage Now to politicians who aren’t listening?




Finns strongly in favour of same-sex marriage

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

Between October and November last year the Finnish economic research pollster Taloustutkimus conducted a survey for Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. They put out a series of questions for people to respond to along a 5-point Likeart scale, with questions about climate change, official languages, morals, equality and wolf hunting.




Do you believe in lesbian love?

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

I recently heard someone remarking that lesbians are less likely to have a long-term relationship than heterosexuals. It really surprised me that we are still viewed as promiscuous people who are practically allergic to commitment.




Local & European Elections and LGBTQ Issues

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

Next month sees polls open in both local Government and European Parliament elections, these are important for members of the LGBTQ community but what can you do?




National Organisation for Marriage co-founder says same-sex marriage is inevitable

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization which was established to work against legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States.




Dalai Lama support

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Dalai Lama voiced his support to same-sex marriage during his latest visit to the United States while doing an online interview with talk show host Larry King.




Standing on Ceremony: short plays about marriage

Mar 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Out on the Town

Acting Out have put together a series of nine short plays on 27th and 28th March, in aid of Marriage Equality. The plays will be shown at Outhouse Dublin.




Poll: 76% of Irish people support same-sex marriage

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

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.




Limerick City Council set to Support Marriage Equality

Feb 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.




“Big Gay Sing” comes to Dublin

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Out on the Town

Gloria are at it again, they host this years Various Voices festival and with that comes The Big Gay Sing in aid of Marriage Equality.




Dublin Archbishop: Hate on Gays Hate on God

Feb 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Archbishop of Dublin has called on followers to keep the marriage equality debate serene and stated that those who hate on gays are “Godophobic”




Civil Partnerships

Jan 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

It has been revealed that couples in every county in Ireland have now entered into a civil partnership. The end of 2013 brought new figures unveiling a total of more than 2,600 formal same-sex partnerships.

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