Most LGBT people won’t have to come out on radio like Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, but there is still pressure involved in the process.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Most gay people won’t have to come out on national radio as Minister for Health Leo Varadkar did on Sunday. The Minister’s coming out was different, b(...)

Entertainer and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill known as Panti stops for a selfie with a passerby, at the launch of #ShareTheLove , a crowd funding campaign aimed at securing a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar showed “bravery” in publicly coming out, entertainer and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, better known as Panti Bliss, has said.The Mini(...)

Bono: “oops” – how Bono began his apology for the Apple stunt in which U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album was automatically downloaded to iTunes accounts.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A is for Adnan Syed. Convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, the Baltimore man’s case is the subject of this year’s most talked-about investig(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brian Sheehan, Director of Gay and Lesbian Equality Network visited Dublin’s gay Pantibar on Tuesday night.

“So there’s An Taoiseach in Pantibar,” a post on the Dublin gay bar’s Facebook page reads over a picture of Enda Kenny who visited the bar last night.(...)

At the beginning of Patrick Dennis’s 1955 novel Auntie Mame, a bewildered small boy arrives at a sophisticated Manhattan apartment to find a wild part(...)

Woman in the making: Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, carefully prepares to take on his stage persona.

Rory O’Neill, or Panti as he is equally widely known, has become a hero of the gay rights movement thanks to his public clash with conservatives. His (...)

Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, with Anne Doyle at the launch of Panti’s memoir Woman in the Making. Photgraph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill, the entertainer and gay rights activist better known as Panti Bliss, said his newly published memoir was a reflection of a changing Irel(...)

Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)