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African Pride - the fight for gay rights in South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA’S post-apartheid constitution was the first to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the legal aspiration and the reality on the ground are very different.

Local LGBT group highlight International Day Against Homophobia

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TOST? the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group is highlighting its services in conjunction with International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO Day) which takes place today, May 17. IDAHO Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries, with advocates staging hundreds of events and actions the world over. In Mayo, TOST? alongside the Family Resource Centre will have an information stand in the Mayo County Library; the library also has a selection of books available which celebrates diversity.

County Mayor gets on board the ‘Out and Proud’ Road Show

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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.

Seminar in Athlone to highlight safety and policing issues for the LGBT community

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.

Seminar to highlight needs of older LGBT community

In preparation for 2012’s “European Year of Active Aging”, an innovative new seminar has been organised to explore ways to ensure that older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people have the best possible opportunities for living a positive and active life.

Hotel Westport leads the way in catering to Ireland’s pink economy

The four-star Hotel Westport is testament to the business adage “diversification through growth” with the announcement this week of two tailor-made weekends in November for gay and lesbians. In providing such an experience, Hotel Westport has become one of the few hotels in the country to cater specifically to the needs of Ireland’s gay market.

Coming out this weekend for Kilkenny’s gay pride

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.

Norris launches new Galway gay rights group

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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!

Gay people isolated and discriminated against in Mayo

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.

Lit’n’Deb to host debate on gay marriage

Is marriage only to be between a man and a woman? Is marriage not about the love two people feel for each other regardless of gender?

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