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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.
By Frances Toner
Ivan Fahy has become the first young Galway person to feature on the cover of Gay Community News. Mr Fahy also discusses his androgynous modelling career in this month’s edition of the flagship magazine for Ireland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
The County Mayor, Cllr Thomas Welby, has this week launched Social Inclusion Awareness Week in Clann Family Resource Centre, Oughterard, an event which was held in conjunction with the launch of the ‘Out and Proud’ Road Show.
It is a basic right to feel safe and protected from physical and verbal abuse, bullying, and threats, no matter what your background and identity is. While attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have changed and improved over recent years, LGBT people are still experiencing homophobia and transphobia because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Irish research has indicated that more than half of all LGBT people have experienced verbal abuse and more than one-fifth physical violence. However, many incidents are currently not being reported.
The first ever OUT For The Weekend festival takes place this weekend with a whole range of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight-related activities organised to celebrate the diversity of community in Kilkenny.
Galway has changed considerably since the eighties and early nineties when Nuala Ward, the chair of new Galway lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group Amach! says she and her colleagues were met with indifference, fear and a lack of understanding.
Senator David Norris was the special guest at the Galway City Museum on Monday where he launched the new Galway lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group Amach!
'Stand Up' is an awareness week beginning Friday April 9 to 18. This week has been developed by BelongTo which is a national LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth organisation which works to combat homophobia in young people.
A new report has highlighted that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people living in Mayo and throughout the west of Ireland are being discriminated against.