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Fr Brendan Hoban: ‘I suspect that priests will continue to use their own personal initiative in responding to the needs of LGBTQ Catholics at parish level.’ Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Catholic and LGBT groups in Ireland have expressed disappointment to the Vatican’s Monday statement sustaining a ban on blessing for same-sex relation(...)

Gendered toilets and PE and the misuse of pronouns are among issues raised by transgender activists. Photograph: iStock

Rural schools could be places of welcome and sanctuary for young transgender people and yet they present these students with some of the greatest chal(...)


For as long back as he can remember, Dylan would go to bed at night and pray that he would wake up a boy. “I had no idea. I would have classified him (...)

Ashers bakery owners Daniel and Amy McArthur. They  won an appeal over a finding that they discriminated  by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage”.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Belfast bakery owners at the centre of the supreme court free speech ruling in the “gay cake” case have urged other Christians to “take their stan(...)

“It’s not so much about overt homophobia or transphobia at this juncture but more about awareness and unconscious bias.” Photograph: iStock

Homophobia and transphobia can lead to prejudice and exclusion in the workplace, but several Irish companies have put in place initiatives to educate (...)

Items on display  at the World Meeting of Families at the RDS. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Two books, The ABCs of Choosing a Good Husband and The ABCs of Choosing a Good Wife, were proving “extremely popular” at one exhibit at the World Meet(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘Men and women of all ages who tried to live and love and be themselves in a society where their identity was feared and despised, and who were aliens in their own country for their entire lives.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

A number of founding members of the State were homosexual, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil as the Government on Tuesday issued a formal apology t(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee has urged young people  to make sure they are registered to vote. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 150,000 young people are not on the electoral register and will be ineligible to vote, a campaign meeting for Youth for Yes, an umbrella group fo(...)

Joan Walsh’s book explores why so many Americans are convinced that they made it by themselves, and resent anyone receiving help today.

St Patrick’s day in New York has a time-capsule feel to it. Terry McGovern says her mother was confused as to why the LGBT community wanted anything t(...)

“They don’t have a definition and they don’t have a name. They consider themselves to be heterosexual men who have sex with men occasionally.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Men who have had sexual contact with other men but who do not identify as being gay or bisexual are being urged to participate in an international sur(...)

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