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  Protesters attend a demonstration against homophobia in Puerta del Sol in Madrid. ‘I didn’t come out of the closet in order to get put in a coffin,’ read one of the protester’s banners. Photograph:  Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images

More than four decades after Spain lifted laws that made homosexuality illegal and 16 years after becoming a pioneer in the introduction of same-sex m(...)

Leo Varadkar:   A gay taoiseach is actually a very big deal indeed, but Varadkar’s politics are relatively rare among those who marched for his rights. Photograph: Paulo Nunes Dos Santos/AFP/Getty Images

Leo Varadkar becoming taoiseach-elect is a strange victory for many LGBT people whose politics are rooted in solidarity, equality and standing up for(...)

People gather in front of the US embassy in Copenhagen to remember the victims of the attack at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Jens Astrup/AFP/Getty Images

Orlando was both a terrorist attack and a homophobic attack on LGBT people. It was both the worst mass shooting in US history, and the worst target(...)

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(...)

Russia has introduced a new set of medical regulations in an effort to tackle an increase in road accidents. Above, participants in Dublin’s Gay Pride Parade. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Russia has introduced a new set of medical regulations in an effort to tackle an increase in road accidents.The new tightened medical controls would e(...)

 Rose Robinson Griffith, five months,   with her mother Moninne Griffith, former director of Marriage Equality, with Senator Katherine Zappone, left and Brian Sheehan of GLEN at the  LGBT Parenting in Ireland conference at KIldare Street today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter has said his proposals for family law reforms will shortly be considered by Cabinet, meaning non-biolog(...)

Participants in the fifth annual LGBT Noise March for Marriage march through Dublin city centre to the Department of Justice on St Stephen’s Green yesterday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There is a gay bias in the dastardly liberal media. But it’s not the one you think. It’s hard to pick up a smart publication these days without some t(...)