Friday February 21, 2020

LGBT+ rights: Why the struggle isn’t over yet

Ireland is now recognised as one of the best places to be LGBT+, but there is still work to be done to help young people to feel accepted and safe, writes Ruth Murphy

5th August, 2018
Rory O’Neill: ‘Gay couples don’t feel comfortable holding hands in public’ Pic: Maura Hickey#

Rory O’Neill, also known as drag persona Panti Bliss, describes Ireland as “one of the best places” to be LGBT+. This country has, no doubt, come a long way. Homosexuality was decriminalised a quarter of a century ago, in 1993. Since then, Ireland has gained marriage equality for same-sex couples, an openly gay taoiseach was elected, and transgender men and women gained the right to have their birth certificates altered to reflect their gender identity....

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