Tag Archive | Leo Varadkar

Isolation: Global Pride to unite LGBT communities

Isolation: Global Pride to unite LGBT communities

(Reuters) – After the cancellation of hundreds of Pride parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Pride networks have set up a new digital Global Pride Day on June 27, to unite people all over the world in celebration and support. The 24-hour stream of music, performances, and speeches will feature politicians, including US presidential hopeful […]

Black actors and singers to headline livestream for global gay pride

Black actors and singers to headline livestream for global gay pride

Black actors, writers, and musicians, including US singer-songwriter, Todrick Hall, and actress, Laverne Cox, will take part in a 24-hour online celebration of LGBT+ pride attended by world leaders, organisers announced on Saturday. LGBT+ campaigners will work with founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, to demand racial justice, at the event on June 27, […]

Historic apology to LGBT people from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar And Seanad

Historic apology to LGBT people from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar And Seanad

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has stated that it was no secret that some of the founding patriots of the state, both men and women, also happened to be homosexual, and that the laws that affected them prior to 1993 were “discriminatory, contrary to human dignity and an infringement of personal privacy and autonomy”. This was […]

Column: Embracing The Ordinary in Gay Ireland

Column: Embracing The Ordinary in Gay Ireland

Paul Dowling writes on the changes he has seen coming about in Ireland from a gay emigrant’s perspective As someone who’s lived outside of Ireland for almost eight years, there’s an element of risk involved in my asserting much about contemporary Irish life. Not only have I been gone for a significant amount of time, […]

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Scott De Buitléir writes from an England that is trying to re-aquaint itself with the Democratic Unionist Party, and sees that now could be a turning point for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Never let it be said that British politics is dull; if anything, recent events have given playwrights and screenwriters a plethora of […]

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Brian Ward gives his opinion on the rise of conservative politics after recent terror attacks, and the conservative policies of first gay upcoming Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar I have avoided commenting on recent events, more because I have found it hard to articulate the horror that has befallen the poor people of Manchester and London. What […]

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Scott De Buitléir can see why the world is in awe of a gay Taoiseach, but the Irish aren’t.

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

“It is a historic day for the LGBT+ community, and indeed for all of Ireland as we welcome the country’s first openly gay presumptive Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. This is a huge step forward for Ireland and we applaud the fact that this political race focused on policy and the issues, and not sexual orientation. As […]

GLEN Diversity Champions Spring Networking Event

GLEN Diversity Champions Spring Networking Event

GLEN’s first Diversity Champions networking evening of 2015, on 26th February, will bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and ally employees from current and future member companies. The networking evenings are a great chance to establish connections with professionals from a wide range of sectors that share a commitment to supporting LGBT diversity in the workplace. For more information, visit http://www.glen.ie  

GLEN Welcomes Minister’s New Approach On Removal Of Lifetime Blood Ban On Gay Men

GLEN Welcomes Minister’s New Approach On Removal Of Lifetime Blood Ban On Gay Men

GLEN have welcomed comments by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, that the lifetime ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men who ever had sexual relations with another man, should be removed, and replaced with a 12-month deferral period. The ban was introduced in 1985 as part of a worldwide response to the […]