Sam Smith news gives hope to non-binary community

Sam Smith news gives hope to non-binary community

PA reporter Jess Glass reveals their experiences in the wake of the singer’s announcement.

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What have Sam Smith and other stars said about identifying as non-binary?

What have Sam Smith and other stars said about identifying as non-binary?

Me Too campaigner Rose McGowan, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness and drag queen Courtney Act also class themselves as non-binary.

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Non-binary explained after Sam Smith announcement

Non-binary explained after Sam Smith announcement

Stonewall has offered advice on the identity.

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Andrew Scott addresses being referred to as ‘openly gay’

Andrew Scott addresses being referred to as ‘openly gay’

The actor said it implies a defiance he does not feel.

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Bosnian capital holds first Pride parade amid heavy security

Bosnian capital holds first Pride parade amid heavy security

More than 1,000 police deployed in Sarajevo where hundreds of participants marched, singing and waving rainbow flags.

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'This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it' - UK bus firm suspends driver

'This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it' - UK bus firm suspends driver

A bus driver in England has been suspended amid claims he refused to drive a vehicle with a rainbow-coloured service number on the front.

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Watch Cork's largest-ever Pride parade host a piece of history

Watch Cork's largest-ever Pride parade host a piece of history

It was glitter, knee socks and glam all the way as the Pride parade took over Cork city, bringing this year’s Pride Festival to a close with a splash of colour.

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Tips for a safe and happy Cork pride

Tips for a safe and happy Cork pride

Events have been taking place up and down ‘Pana’ this week and there’s still plenty more to come.

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WATCH: Pride Week flips discrimination on streets of Cork in powerful video

WATCH: Pride Week flips discrimination on streets of Cork in powerful video

A VIDEO launched for Cork Pride featuring well-known Cork faces flips the world of discrimination to show straight people what it’s like to live as a marginalised element of society.

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Arrest made after woman shouted homophobic abuse during Pride march in UK

Arrest made after woman shouted homophobic abuse during Pride march in UK

Footage posted on social media showed a woman wearing a black niqab repeatedly shouting ‘shame on you’ at participants.

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Do kids need gender?: Practice of gender neutral parenting growing in popularity

Do kids need gender?: Practice of gender neutral parenting growing in popularity

Dismissed by some as a dangerous fad, the practice of genderneutral parenting is nevertheless growing in popularity, writes Jenny Sherlock

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Billy Vunipola draws line under homophobic comment in bid not to distract World Cup preparations

Billy Vunipola draws line under homophobic comment in bid not to distract World Cup preparations

Vunipola received a reprimand from the Rugby Football Union over the remark.

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NI campaigners toast landmark milestone in bid to secure same-sex marriage

NI campaigners toast landmark milestone in bid to secure same-sex marriage

As events in the British House of Commons drew to a close, campaigners headed for city centre bars to continue the celebrations.

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Second Transgender Pride rally to take place in Dublin today

Second Transgender Pride rally to take place in Dublin today

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a transgender event in Dublin city centre today.

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Church of England to accept marriage involving transgender worshippers

Church of England to accept marriage involving transgender worshippers

The announcement will be made at the Church of England’s Synod in York today.

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Family of four have ‘amazing’ time on sold-out Pride flight to New York

Family of four have ‘amazing’ time on sold-out Pride flight to New York

Kerry Powell, her husband Sean, and their two young sons, booked tickets on Virgin Atlantic’s Pride Flight for their New Jersey holiday.

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Hundreds celebrate Istanbul Pride despite march being banned for fifth year

Hundreds celebrate Istanbul Pride despite march being banned for fifth year

Police officers dispersed the crowd with tear gas after representatives made a short statement.

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In Pictures: Thousands join Pride celebrations around the world

In Pictures: Thousands join Pride celebrations around the world

Countries from Mexico and Ecuador to Portugal and Serbia held parades.

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Thousands turn out for Dublin Pride parade

Thousands turn out for Dublin Pride parade

Tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets of the capital to celebrate Dublin Pride.

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Elton John attacks Putin over LGBT comments

Elton John attacks Putin over LGBT comments

The Rocketman singer said he was ‘deeply upset’ by comments made by the Russian president in a Financial Times interview.

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Crowd gathers outside Stonewall Inn to mark 50th anniversary of protest

Crowd gathers outside Stonewall Inn to mark 50th anniversary of protest

The resistance to a police raid at the New York venue is seen as a landmark in LGBTQ liberation.

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50 years on from Stonewall: The rebellion of changing minds and hearts an everyday battle

50 years on from Stonewall: The rebellion of changing minds and hearts an everyday battle

LGBT Pride is known for beautiful colours and music in the streets, but its roots are in the revolution against oppressive systems, says Ciara Mulcahy.

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Officers from both sides of border to join over 500 LGBTQ people at Dublin Pride

Officers from both sides of border to join over 500 LGBTQ people at Dublin Pride

Members of An Garda Siochana will be joined by PSNI officers.

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Same-sex penguin couples celebrate Pride at London Zoo

Same-sex penguin couples celebrate Pride at London Zoo

London Zoo’s colony of 93 Humboldt penguins will celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride this July.

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'We aren't going to get back in the closet' - Tearful MP challenges LGBT equality lesson protesters

'We aren't going to get back in the closet' - Tearful MP challenges LGBT equality lesson protesters

Labour’s Angela Eagle was among those who spoke of the need to continue making progress with how children are taught.

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'Let the children choose': Wicklow primary school to introduce gender-neutral uniform policy

'Let the children choose': Wicklow primary school to introduce gender-neutral uniform policy

A new gender-neutral school uniform policy is being introduced in a primary school in Wicklow.

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Gay garda sacked in 1982 seeks apology and meeting with Garda Commissioner

Gay garda sacked in 1982 seeks apology and meeting with Garda Commissioner

A gay Garda who was dismissed from the force in 1982 is calling for a meeting with the Garda Commissioner for an apology and explanation surrounding the decision.

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Gardaí looking forward to joining Dublin Pride Parade despite protest

Gardaí looking forward to joining Dublin Pride Parade despite protest

An Garda Síochána says it is looking forward to taking part in the Dublin Pride Parade despite one group pulling out of the event due to their involvement.

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‘21% of Northern Irish people prejudiced against transgender community’

‘21% of Northern Irish people prejudiced against transgender community’

A study by Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University also found that 72% of respondents described themselves as ‘not prejudiced at all’.

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Bishop apologises for priest's comments comparing gay people to zombies

Bishop apologises for priest's comments comparing gay people to zombies

Latest: The Bishop of Ossory has apologised following comments made a priest in Co Kilkenny who compared gay people to zombies.

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'Cops marching in Pride is not a sign of progress' - Founding member of Dublin Pride backs alternative event

'Cops marching in Pride is not a sign of progress' - Founding member of Dublin Pride backs alternative event

An organisation called Queer Action Ireland is organising an alternative in Dublin.

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White House hopeful vows to overturn Trump ban on transgender troops

White House hopeful vows to overturn Trump ban on transgender troops

Beto O’Rourke unveiled pledges to the LGBTQ community as he led a Pride Run in New York.

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Oklahoma ‘country boy’ decorates truck with rainbow bumper sticker for Pride

Oklahoma ‘country boy’ decorates truck with rainbow bumper sticker for Pride

Student Cody Barlow used coloured duct tape to create a message of support for LGBTQ+ people during Pride month.

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Vatican document rejects right to choose or change gender

Vatican document rejects right to choose or change gender

The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders.

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Judge set to make ruling on interim injunction barring LGBT teaching protesters at UK school

Judge set to make ruling on interim injunction barring LGBT teaching protesters at UK school

Demonstrators had been holding weekly protests outside the gates of a primary school in England.

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Pics: Garda cars get rainbow makeover for Dublin Pride

Pics: Garda cars get rainbow makeover for Dublin Pride

A pair of Garda squad-cars have been handed a colourful makeover in preparation for this month's Dublin Pride Parade.

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Labour MP in UK to be rebuked over support for LGBT teaching protests

Labour MP in UK to be rebuked over support for LGBT teaching protests

Roger Godsiff will be spoken to by chief whip Nick Brown and ‘reminded of his responsibilities’.

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Labour MP reported to chief whip for backing LGBT teaching protesters

Labour MP reported to chief whip for backing LGBT teaching protesters

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said Roger Godsiff’s views do not represent the Labour Party.

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First protests against LGBT equality teaching at UK primary school after injunction

First protests against LGBT equality teaching at UK primary school after injunction

The order has banned demonstrations taking place within a specified area covering neighbouring roads at the Birmingham school.

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Update: Police investigating homophobic attack on couple on bus make four arrests

Update: Police investigating homophobic attack on couple on bus make four arrests

The attack on Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris happened on a London night bus as they were travelling to Camden Town.

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Mr Gay Ireland: Setting an example on the world stage for LGBTQ+

Mr Gay Ireland: Setting an example on the world stage for LGBTQ+

Ireland has punched above their weight in the Mr Gay World contest ever since we won the very first event back in 2009. Caomhan Keane speaks to our representative at this year’s contest

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#SafeToDream: ‘It gives a voice to show it’s OK to be who you are’

#SafeToDream: ‘It gives a voice to show it’s OK to be who you are’

Sitting in a Technicolor Aviva Stadium on Monday night, Katie McCabe turned to Ruesha Littlejohn and dreamed out loud.

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Russian gay rights activists condemn censoring of Rocketman

Russian gay rights activists condemn censoring of Rocketman

Sir Elton John and actor Taron Egerton have also voiced their disapproval.

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UK judge due to reconsider LGBT school protest ban in near future

UK judge due to reconsider LGBT school protest ban in near future

Bosses at Birmingham City Council has taken High Court action following weeks of protests outside Anderton Park Primary School.

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Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here’s how you can help

Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here’s how you can help

For people who identify as LGBT+, the workplace can be a difficult environment to manage. One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual employees say they have experienced verbal bullying. For those who are transgender and gender non-conforming things can be even more difficult.

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Hundreds tie knot as same-sex marriage becomes legal in Taiwan

Hundreds tie knot as same-sex marriage becomes legal in Taiwan

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote.

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UK Education Secretary condemns protests outside LGBT lessons row primary school

UK Education Secretary condemns protests outside LGBT lessons row primary school

Damian Hinds criticised the demonstrations after the head teacher said the English school would close early for the half-term break amid safety fears.

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Gay sex scenes should not be a big deal, says Rocketman star Richard Madden

Gay sex scenes should not be a big deal, says Rocketman star Richard Madden

The Sir Elton John biopic has been praised for becoming the first major Hollywood movie to include gay sex scenes.

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Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue, vow organisers

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue, vow organisers

A planned demonstration will go ahead this week despite calls for a halt and plea for talks from the chief constable.

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What is queerbaiting and why has Calvin Klein been accused of it?

What is queerbaiting and why has Calvin Klein been accused of it?

It’s all about faking queerness to appeal to the LGBTQ+ audience.

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Bayern Munich to have rainbow corner flags for final league game

Bayern Munich to have rainbow corner flags for final league game

German champions keen to send message promoting diversity.

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Ireland set for award at World Pride festival for LGBTI leadership

Ireland set for award at World Pride festival for LGBTI leadership

Children’s minister Katherine Zappone will travel to New York to accept the award on behalf of the country.

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Justice Minister bans controversial US Pastor Stephen Anderson from entering Ireland

Justice Minister bans controversial US Pastor Stephen Anderson from entering Ireland

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has bowed to public cries and has banned controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson from entering the country.

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Cork LGBT charity reveal plan to 'Make Cork the Best Place to be LGBT'

Cork LGBT charity reveal plan to 'Make Cork the Best Place to be LGBT'

Cork's Gay Project have today launched two policy papers on how to make Cork the best place to be LGBT.

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How LGBTQ people are resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil through art

How LGBTQ people are resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil through art

Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil in October 2018 and took office in January 2019, writes Catherine McNamara.

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Turner Prize sponsorship deal with Stagecoach ends after gay rights row

Turner Prize sponsorship deal with Stagecoach ends after gay rights row

Art chiefs said the sponsorship had ended by ‘mutual agreement’.

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WATCH: Choir performs vigil outside Soho pub 20 years after LGBTQ+ hate attack

WATCH: Choir performs vigil outside Soho pub 20 years after LGBTQ+ hate attack

The London Gay Men’s Chorus performed at a vigil for the victims of a nail bomb attack at the Admiral Duncan pub in 1999.

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LGBTQ+ community members share messages and support for Lesbian Visibility Day

LGBTQ+ community members share messages and support for Lesbian Visibility Day

Lesbian Visibility Day has been celebrated annually on April 26 since 2008.

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