Rugby international Lindsay Peat, one of the country’s most versatile female athletes who has represented Ireland in three different sports, has revealed that she was once the subject of homophobic sledging in an All-Ireland ladies football final.
An LGBT group is set to be established in Leinster House to organise conferences, campaigning, and social events. In addition it will provide a supportive space for staff and politicians. Ceann comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has told Cork senator Jerry Buttimer he supports his proposal for the special forum and models in other parliaments are being examined.
The UK’s Supreme Court has made a compelling case for deciding in favour of a Belfast bakery in the ‘gay cake’ row, overturning a lower-court ruling that the decision not to bake a cake — iced with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ — was discriminatory.