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Northern Ireland

  • 23rd July 2010

    Religious protests permitted at Belfast Pride 7

    Belfast Pride may bypass protesters completely

    11:33 AM — Belfast's Parades Commission has said that no restrictions will be placed on protests against the city's Pride march. The event, expected to attract up to 15,000 people, will be held on Saturday July 31st and is targeted every year by anti-gay demonstrators from Sandown Free Presbyterian Church.

  • 30th June 2010

    Anti-gay former MP Iris Robinson questioned by police

    Iris Robinson has reportedly been questioned by police

    2:34 PM — Iris Robinson, the former Northern Ireland MP who had an affair with a 19-year-old, has been questioned by police investigating her financial affairs.

  • 29th June 2010

    Northern Ireland gay man ‘devastated’ by homophobic attack 4

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack

    4:46 PM — One of the two men beaten in Londonderry by a three-strong gang has spoken about the attack and said he was too scared to answer his own door.

  • 28th June 2010

    Two men beaten in homophobic attack in Londonderry 26

    The attack is being treated as a homophobic hate crime

    10:40 AM — Two men were beaten in Londonderry this weekend in what police are treating as a homophobic attack. The couple, aged 22 and 38, were set upon by three men in the city centre at about 2am BST on Saturday morning.

  • 24th June 2010

    Ugandan Bishop speaks out against homophobia 22

    LGBT persons are heavily persecuted in some African nations, including Uganda

    1:56 PM — Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has spoken out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is being proposed in his native Uganda. Bishop Senyonjo was speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at the end of a speaking tour of Ireland.

  • 11th May 2010

    Labour ‘to start talks’ with ‘homophobic’ DUP 14

    Labour is fighting to draw up a coalition

    1:48 PM — The Labour Party will reportedly begin talks with the Democratic Unionist Party on a possible coalition. Conservative blogger Iain Dale wrote this morning that he understood the two parties would hold talks and accused the DUP of having homophobic members.

  • 7th May 2010

    Peter Robinson- husband of ‘homophobe’ Iris Robinson loses his seat 21

    Peter Robinson lost his seat

    1:15 AM — The first minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, has lost his Westminister seat. He is the husband of Iris Robinson, the former MP and Northern Ireland assembly member who called gays an"abomination" and suggested they could be cured.

  • 1st April 2010

    ‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist candidate barred from standing 6

    Adrian Watson was dropped as a candidate

    3:15 PM — The Mayor of Antrim has been barred from standing as an Ulster Unionist candidate, because, he claims, he is not "politically correct" enough for the Tories. Adrian Watson said several years ago he would not let gay couples stay in his guest house.

  • 15th March 2010

    Gerry Adams attacked for no-gays St Patrick’s Day celebration 41

    Gerry Adams said he was "against exclusivity"

    4:33 PM — Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of hypocrisy for taking part in a pre-St Patrick's Day march which bans gays.

  • 12th March 2010

    Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12

    Mynt has lost its licence

    6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.

  • 11th March 2010

    Northern Ireland pair guilty of homophobic murder 18

    The pair were found guilty of murder

    5:33 PM — Two men have been found guilty of the homophobic murder of a gay Northern Ireland shop worker. Lithuanians Andrius Dunauskas, 23, and Raminas Balseris, 26, were found guilty today of the murder of openly gay Shaun Fitzpatrick, 32.

  • 2nd March 2010

    Ulster Unionist candidate says he is not homophobic 15

    Adrian Watson is the UUP candidate for South Antrim

    5:36 PM — The Ulster Unionist Party candidate for South Antrim has said he is not homophobic and supports gay equality. Adrian Watson, an Ulster Unionist who is the mayor of Antrim, has been accused of homophobia in the past.

  • 25th February 2010

    Iris Robinson’s gay cure therapist reported to GMC 22

    Dr Paul Miller is being investigated by the GMC

    1:19 PM — A psychiatrist who worked with shamed former MP Iris Robinson has been reported to the General Medical Council for his work in trying to "cure" gay people.

  • 19th February 2010

    Northern Ireland court told of murdered gay man’s injuries

    The case continues

    5:36 PM — A Northern Ireland court has heard the extent of the injuries suffered by a gay man who was murdered on Easter Sunday. Shaun Fitzpatrick had 52 injuries separate injuries, with 36 of them to his head.

  • 17th February 2010

    Anti-gay cure group to protest outside Christian convention 53

    A similar protest in April (Photo: Nicolas Chinardet)

    6:38 PM — Gay campaigners are to protest outside a gay cure conference in Northern Ireland this weekend. Christian group Core Issues is holding a conference with the Rev Mario Bergner, who claims to have been turned away from homosexuality by God.

  • 10th February 2010

    Gay bishop’s civil partnership postponed 5

    Pat Buckley pictured with his mother

    5:42 PM — Northern Ireland Bishop Pat Buckley has postponed his civil partnership after his fiance got "stressed out" with the media attention.

  • 4th February 2010

    Gay bishop Pat Buckley to have a civil partnership 51

    Bishop Buckley with his mother Jo in 1998

    6:43 PM — Northern Ireland Bishop Pat Buckley has announced he will wed his boyfriend in a civil partnership ceremony next week.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Homophobic MP Iris Robinson to face police investigation 10

    Iris Robinson will face a police investigation

    3:30 PM — A police investigation has been opened into claims that former Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson acted illegally when she procured loans for her teenage lover's business.

  • 20th January 2010

    Playgirl vies for Iris Robinson’s toyboy lover 5

    Kirk McCambley has been offered a Playgirl photoshoot

    6:11 PM — The toyboy lover of homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson is being pursued by Playgirl magazine. The US publication, which famously featured Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, has said it wants Kirk McCambley to agree to a racy photoshoot.

  • 14th January 2010

    Homophobic attack victim condemns Iris Robinson 13

    Iris Robinson said the assaulted gay man could be cured of homosexuality

    5:16 PM — A man who was beaten in a homophobic attack shortly before Iris Robinson made her now infamous anti-gay remarks has said her husband should divorce her. Robinson had criticised the attack on Stephen Scott but added that gay people could be "cured".

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