LGBTQ+ Rights

Sex education stuck in the Dark Ages

“Don’t have sex as you will get pregnant and die;” a humorous line said by the gym teacher in the teen flick Mean Girls – but terrifyingly not that far removed from the sex education provided in Northern Ireland. Having gone to Catholic schools since the age of five, I […]

Demand Jim Wells resigns- Fight for LGBT rights

The recent homophobic comments by Health Minister Jim Wells have caused massive outrage and expose once again how backward the politicians at Stormont are. He claimed that “You don’t bring a child up in a homosexual relationship. That a child is far more likely to be abused and neglected.” Disgracefully, […]

No to the homophobic conscience clause!

The attempt by the DUP to introduce a new clause into Northern Ireland’s equality laws which would allow religious business owners to refuse services to LGBT customers is a blatant attempt to enshrine a right to discriminate into law. This attempt to drive society backwards would make it perfectly acceptable […]

Film Review: ‘Pride’

Film Review: ‘Pride’

The film Pride is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the 1980s. It is a light-hearted comedy that manages to give an uplifting sense of solidarity between the miners on strike and the LGBT community. The film opens with the Solidarity Forever anthem […]

Challenging homophobia in sport

When you go to a football match you expect to enjoy the event and hope your team wins, right? Showing support for your respective team. However this is not the case when it comes to most gay people in sports who fear homophobia from all quarters. Homophobia has become a […]

Pantigate: End homophobia & Catholic right’s influence on RTE

The decision of RTE to apologise and pay damages to the Iona Institute over Rory O’Neill’s comments on the Saturday Night Show is a disgrace. Discrimination against LGBT people is homophobia, and Rory O’Neill was clear that it was in this context that he was using the word. It is […]

Money for hospitals – not bigoted crusades!

By Kevin Henry At the time of writing over 7,500 people have signed a petition calling for the resignation of Minister for Health Edwin Poots, after it was revealed he has squandered over £100,000 of public money in attempt to maintain discriminatory measures against the LGBT community, something the Tory […]

LGBTQ liberation in the US – more than putting a ring on it

By Audrey Monroe    Forty-four years ago at a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, a group of transsexuals, cross-dressers, drag queens, lesbians, and gay men fought back against their constant persecution by the New York Police Department and inadvertently started the modern fight for gay liberation. They […]