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 […]
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Yesterday afternoon, 8,000 supporters of marriage equality attended last March for Marriage in Dublin before the marriage referendum in spring 2015
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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”
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.