Tag Archive | Tiernan Brady
Yesterday, Wednesday 15th November, Australia voted overwhelmingly that they wish to allow same-sex marriage, in their marriage equality plebiscite. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s UK government is propped up by the DUP in Northern Ireland, a party that has consistently blocked the north’s LGBT community equal marriage rights.
(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said between 5,000 and 10,000 people gathered in front of […]
Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there. Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign […]
To mark World AIDS Day today (Tuesday 1st December) GLEN (Gay & Lesbian Network) will appear at the Oireachtas Health Committee to tell members that the continuing high rates of HIV diagnosis amongst gay and bisexual men emphasises the need for targeted interventions to ensure people know their HIV status. “It is clear from the […]
Staff at the GLEN office had to deal with an unexpected package yesterday morning (18th) – one that appeared to have been hand-delivered, and which contained a blue powder. It also had the message “goodbye” on a note, and had no stamp. Members of the Army, Dublin Fire Brigade, and Gardaí, who were called to […]
Alan Lambert writes about the Yes Equality Dublin Bay North Campaign Launch in Clontarf Castle – a very positive affair! With issues such as water charges, overcrowding in hospitals and proposals from various unions to hold strike action it’s rare to get representatives from five political parties plus Independents to agree on an issue. However, […]
The “conscience clause” mooted by the Church Hierarchy, including the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, has been called a ‘licence to discriminate’ by campaigning group YesEquality. A similar clause designed to enshrine discrimination into Irish law under the cloak of conscience clause was previously suggested by some when civil partnership legislation was discussed in the Dáil in 2010. The […]