Tag Archive | LGBT politics

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.

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 […]

Denmark: New Conservatives Leader Søren Pape Poulsen Comes Out As Gay

Denmark: New Conservatives Leader Søren Pape Poulsen Comes Out As Gay

The new leader of Denmark’s Conservative Party, Søren Pape Poulsen, has come out as gay, joking that his homosexuality is “apparently still exotic in 2014”. Since becoming the new leader of De Konservative, Denmark’s media has been speculative of Søren Pape Poulsen’s personal life, especially his sexuality. It is for that reason that the Danish […]

Mayor of North Down Discusses Homophobia and Inclusiveness

Mayor of North Down Discusses Homophobia and Inclusiveness

The Mayor of North Down in Northern Ireland, Councillor Andrew Muir, has spoken in detail about homophobia and LGBT rights in the region in an article in a local newspaper. Andrew Muir is the current Mayor of North Down, and is a Councillor for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. In an interview with the Belfast […]

Ulrike Lunacek MEP Receives Award for European LGBT Roadmap

Ulrike Lunacek MEP Receives Award for European LGBT Roadmap

Shane Heneghan writes from Brussels about Ulrike Lunacek MEP At the annual MEP awards recently in Brussels, Austrian Green MEP, Ulrike Lunacek, won the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award for her work on the LGBT road map earlier this year. Ms Lunacek, who was unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior engagement in Vienna, made […]

Opinion: Why Jimmy LaSalvia Has Become A Welcome Independent Voice in the U.S.

Opinion: Why Jimmy LaSalvia Has Become A Welcome Independent Voice in the U.S.

Scott De Buitléir welcomes the news that the GOProud co-founder has left the Republican Party, and ponders on what led to the decision On Monday last, Jimmy LaSalvia, who co-founded the U.S. Republican LGBT group, GOProud, announced on his website that he has left the Republican Party, and has become independent. LaSalvia wrote on his […]

Clay Aiken Considering Run for U.S. Congress

Clay Aiken Considering Run for U.S. Congress

Former American Idol contestant and openly-gay singer, Clay Aiken, is reportedly looking into possibilities of a new career in politics, after it was revealed that he considering a bid to run for U.S. Congress. According to Washington Blade, two Democratic sources, who spoke to the American LGBT publication on the condition of anonymity, have revealed that Aiken […]