Friday November 27, 2020

Our political influence on global homophobia

There are 76 countries where being gay is a crime, including several countries which receive Irish taxpayers' money, writes Deirdre O'Shaughnessy.

31st August, 2013
Calls for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics do not seem to be gaining any traction.

It seems Eamon Gilmore is right: gay rights are the civil rights issue of this generation. Legislation enacted this year in Russia forbids gay couples from adopting Russian children, and also forbids adoption of Russian children by any couple or single parent in any country that has legalised marriage equality.

It comes on top of another law that allows Russian police to arrest any foreigner they suspect of being gay, or "pro-gay", and to hold...

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