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ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

TIME just named Gavin Grimm one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This is where his fight for trans rights began. On November 11, 2014, fifteen-year-old Gavin, a transgender boy, was forced to stand before his community, with a basic request to recognize his humanity. Even under the cruellest of circumstances, though, […]

Have Your Say on the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy

Have Your Say on the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs wants to hear from you in relation to how they can make Ireland a better place for LGBTI+ young people. What do you think needs to change? Or be improved? Please take a moment and fill out a short survey here and have your say. This is your opportunity […]

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

Today the largest youth organisation in Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, launches their ‘#Equality17’ Campaign at the start of Youth Work Ireland Week 2017. A new survey released to launch the campaign shows how 14 – 24 years olds in Ireland think about equality compared to their parents. The findings show that the young people of […]

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says. The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian […]

Earth Day Documentaries Today On Netflix

Earth Day Documentaries Today On Netflix

Today, Saturday 22nd April, people around the world are celebrating Earth Day – and there are plenty of documentaries which will open your eyes, and hopefully inspire you to do your bit for the environment. Whether it’s learning about the impact melting glaciers will have on the world in Chasing Ice, or how we can […]

GLEN: Jillian Van Turnhout To Carry Out Review

GLEN: Jillian Van Turnhout To Carry Out Review

Jillian Van Turnhout has been appointed by GLEN to carry out a review of the organisation. GLEN has had to answer queries from the Charities Regulator, after Chairperson and long-time activist, Kieran Rose, who resigned yesterday, had received funding of €11,500 for his senatorial campaign, apparently out of the organisation’s funds. Mr Rose had repaid […]

Garda Confirm Largest Ever Protest at Russian Embassy

Garda Confirm Largest Ever Protest at Russian Embassy

 The National LGBT Federation (NXF), Ireland’s leading and oldest LGBT rights group, staged the largest-ever protest yesterday (Thursday 20th April) outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin, to protest the reported detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya. Garda confirmed that over 200 people had attended the demonstration.  Protest organiser Dearbhla Mealy said: “The […]