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Openly Gay Mayor of Seattle Gives Talk on LGBT Diversity in Dublin

Openly Gay Mayor of Seattle Gives Talk on LGBT Diversity in Dublin

Ed Murray, the openly gay Mayor of Seattle, was guest of honour at a talk on LGBT diversity in the workplace in Dublin yesterday, where he was hailed as a champion of LGBT rights in his home city and throughout Washington State. Mayor Murray was invited to speak about his experiences regarding LGBT diversity and […]

Serbia Sees First Pride Festival In Four Years

Serbia Sees First Pride Festival In Four Years

The Serbian capital of Belgrade bore witness to the country’s first LGBT pride festival in four years last weekend, as hundreds took to the streets in a peaceful march through the city. Members of the LGBT community and several members of the Serbian authorities gathered over the weekend to march through Belgrade, which has not […]

GLEN Welcomes Publication of Revised Details of Children and Family Relationships Bill

GLEN Welcomes Publication of Revised Details of Children and Family Relationships Bill

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD today published the revised General Scheme for the Children and Family Relationships Bill which was approved by the Government this week. The General Scheme has been updated following the public hearings on it conducted by the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier this year. Ireland now has many […]

Sunday Sounds: Kleerup feat. Susanne Sundfør – Let Me In

Kleerup had spent the early part of 2014 experimenting on new ideas and technology, and had begun to sketch out some basic ideas. But then tragedy stuck with the death of his mentor Christian Falk. “He really was like family, friend and mentor – he was everything,” sighs Kleerup. A year prior, Kleerup had hit […]

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by […]

Grindr: Egyptian Police Arrest LGBT People Using Entrapment

Grindr: Egyptian Police Arrest LGBT People Using Entrapment

Grindr has warned people using their site that they should hide their identities, as the Egyptian police are arresting LGBT people, and may be posing as gay on social media to entrap users. In an alert on its site Grindr states: “Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social […]

Irish Farming Community Supports Equal Marriage, Poll Finds

Irish Farming Community Supports Equal Marriage, Poll Finds

A new poll published in yesterday’s Irish Examiner found that farmers would vote in favour of marriage for lesbian and gay couples, if a referendum were held today. The poll, conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes, showed that if the referendum were held today 46% of farmers would vote in favour with 41% not in favour. […]