13 May 2013
Northern Ireland: 80% of homophobic crime is not reported
Eight out of 10 people who experienced homophobic discrimination in Northern Ireland do not report the crime, a report by the Northern Ireland Equality Commision revealed.
9 May 2013
Comment: British LGBT rights under threat from Unionism
Paul Hagan-Rae writes that the Unionist leadership in Northern Ireland is holding the country back when it comes to progressing with LGBT rights.
9 May 2013
DUP MP William McCrea: ‘David Cameron has no mandate for his same-sex marriage bill’
DUP MP Dr William McCrea has criticised David Cameron for pushing ahead with the same-sex marriage bill and says “no party has a mandate for that change.
8 May 2013
Northern Ireland: District Council passes motion supporting gay civil marriage
The District Council in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has passed a Sinn Fein motion in favour of "supporting the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Fermanagh regardless of race, religion or sexuality."
5 May 2013
Northern Ireland Alliance Party leader: ‘Straight majority shouldn’t decide what counts as anti-gay discrimination’
The leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance Party, David Ford, has spoken of his support for same-sex marriage, warning that it is dangerous for a majority to tell a minority what is and isn't discrimination.
3 May 2013
Ireland: Parishioners angry at arrival of priest who projected gay porn at school parents meeting
Parishioners at the new parish of a priest who projected gay porn during a meeting with parents at a Northern Ireland school, are "wary" over his upcoming arrival.
29 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Protests take place at Assembly as equal marriage measures fail again
Northern Ireland's Assembly on Monday voted narrowly to reject legislation to legalise equal marriage in the country.
28 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Alliance Party leader ‘treated harshly’ by his church over equal marriage support
Lord Alderdice, the predecessor to David Ford, the current leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance Party, has said that Ford has been treated harshly by his church over his equal marriage support.
27 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Same-sex marriage motion vetoed by DUP before debate
The DUP has once again blocked progress on same-sex marriage legislation in Northern Ireland, having effectively vetoed it through a 'petition of concern'.
26 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Catholic bishops lobby assembly members ahead of equal marriage debate
Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland are writing to assembly members urging them to vote against a motion which would legalise equal marriage.
22 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Equal marriage legislation to be debated by Assembly
A motion calling for legislation in Northern Ireland to allow for same sex marriage will be debated by the Stormont Assembly on the 29th April 2013.
19 April 2013
Investigation into Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ therapist taking place behind closed doors
Investigations by the General Medical Council (GMC) into a psychiatrist whose work attempted to "cure" gay people, and who worked with shamed former MP Iris Robinson, are taking place in private.
17 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Gay blood ban debated in High Court
Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots’ decision to maintain the lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland has been debated in the country’s High Court.
12 April 2013
Northern Ireland: Health minister ordered to release gay blood ban advice
Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has been ordered to release advice from the country’s attorney general, which he used to justify a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
30 March 2013
UK: Printer claims working with LGBT magazine would contradict his faith
The editor of an LGBT magazine in Northern Ireland said he was "hurt" by a printer's refusal to work with him on the grounds that he was "not comfortable" associating with the magazine's target audience.
21 February 2013
Northern Ireland: Bereaved mother appeals for information on death of her gay son
The family of a gay rights campaigner, who died in February 2012, have appealed for information about his last movements, particularly regarding a possible homophobic attack on him the morning of his death.
6 February 2013
All but two of Northern Ireland’s MPs voted against equal marriage for England and Wales
Only two out of 13 Northern Irish MPs voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill, but gay rights groups have praised the overall decision.
4 February 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘Gay rights are advancing, but life is worse than ever for some gay people’
Upon receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster, Ian McKellen praised work done by politicians to protect the rights of LGBT people, but said that the situation was "worse than ever" in some places.
24 January 2013
Politician: I want a tolerant Northern Ireland — but I’m against gay marriage and civil partnerships
Democratic Unionist Party MLA Jonathan Bell says he wants Northern Ireland to be "a tolerant and inclusive society" but claims there are “no grounds to redefine marriage”.
8 January 2013
Comment: Marriage equality is more than a passing possibility in Northern Ireland
Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Spedding says there are reasons to be optimistic when it comes to Northern Ireland embracing marriage equality in 2013.