LGBTQ+ Rights

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 13:  Thousands of people take part in a march and rally calling for legislation for same-sex marriage on June 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The March for Civil Marriage Equality demonstration was organised jointly by Amnesty International, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and The Rainbow Project. Following the Yes vote in last month's Irish referendum, Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK or Ireland where the right to civil marriage is denied to gay couples.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

March for Marriage Equality! People power can win change!

The gains made over the last few years, both North and South, show what can be achieved when we stand up and make our demands known. Progress has come about as the direct result of organised, mass campaigns involving ordinary people.

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Chechnya: Brutal homophobia raises its head

In recent months, horrific reports have come to light revealing the imprisonment and torture of over 100 gay men in concentration camps in Chechnya. At least four men are thought to have been murdered, while others have been released to their families for ‘honour killings’.

Orlando Massacre: Statement from US socialists

Immediate reaction from Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, Seattle Stand with our LGBTQ Sisters and Brothers! Fight back against Scapegoating & Islamophobia! “This morning, we were all devastated to learn of the horrific terrorist attack on the LGBTQ community at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out […]

"Jim Wells is not the victim"

"Jim Wells is not the victim"

Fight4Equality Campaign Says “Jim Wells is Not the Victim” The Fight4Equality campaign has responded angrily to former Health Minister Jim Wells’ attempt to clear his name regarding homophobic comments made at a hustings event in Downpatrick. Mr Wells claims that a video of him speaking at the event which was […]

How can we step up the fight for equality?

The vote for marriage equality in the South is an important point of inspiration in the fight for equality here. Many will also be disappointed that, once again, Northern Ireland is being left behind when it comes to LGBT rights, as well as women’s rights, while racist attacks increase and […]

Marriage referendum in the South: A Historic victory for Equality!

The Yes vote the Marriage Equality referendum represented a huge vote in support of equality for LGBTQ people and in support of progress and social change. The streets of Dublin and other cities were packed with people celebrating a victory which was the culmination of decades of struggle by LGBTQ […]

After southern referendum victory: Step up the fight for marriage equality!

The landslide endorsement of marriage equality for same-sex couples in the Southern referendum is a historic victory for LGBT rights. 62% voted ‘Yes’ with a turnout much higher than most referendums. Tens of thousands of new voters registered in the run up to the poll while thousands of Irish citizens […]