LGBT



Legal battle over 'gay cake' to go to European Court of Human Rights

The high-profile legal battle over a Belfast bakery's refusal to bake a cake with a message in support of same-sex marriage will continue at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers have announced.

Published 15 August 2019

Former garda was dismissed in 1980s for alleged homosexual activity

A former garda who was dismissed in 1982 has received formal acknowledgement that he was sacked because of his "alleged homosexual activity".

Published 9 August 2019

Pinsent Masons recognised as a top global employer by LGBT charity Stonewall

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been recognised as one of the best multinational employers for LGBT+ staff in Stonewall's 2019 Top Global Employers index.

Published 19 July 2019

Human rights activist Ellen Murray to deliver Amnesty Belfast Pride lecture

Human rights activist Ellen Murray will deliver Amnesty International's annual Belfast Pride lecture this year on the theme of transgender rights.

Published 15 July 2019

Human rights commission secures financial settlement for trans woman in pensions dispute

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has settled a case against the Department for Communities to back-pay state pension entitlements to a transgender woman.

Published 9 July 2019

Lawyers invited to march at Dublin Pride

Lawyers have been invited to march with a new LGBT+ network for lawyers at Dublin Pride this month.

Published 11 June 2019

#InPictures: Prosecution service staff receive training on transphobic hate crimes

Staff at the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) have received training to help improve their awareness and understanding of hate crimes motivated by transphobia.

Published 17 April 2019

Linklaters becomes first Magic Circle firm to pay for staff's gender reassignment surgery

Linklaters has become the first Magic Circle firm to offer gender reassignment surgery to staff on its private medical insurance scheme.

Published 28 March 2019

Trans woman asked to leave Dublin bar wins out-of-court settlement

A transgender woman who was asked to leave a Dublin bar last year has won an out-of-court settlement and a public apology.

Published 19 March 2019

Law Society launches gender and equality task force

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession.

Published 5 March 2019

London women's prison to move transgender inmates to separate wing

Transgender inmates at a women's prison in London are set to be moved to the UK's first transgender prison unit later this week.

Published 4 March 2019

England: Judge calls for review of fertility laws after transgender man gives birth

Ministers must look at fertility laws, the President of the Family Divison Sir Andrew McFarlane has said, after hearing a case in which a transgender man gave birth.

Published 15 February 2019

England: Prison Service considering separate wings for trans prisoners

The Prison Service in England and Wales is considering plans to house transgender prisoners in separate prison wings, The Sunday Times reports.

Published 11 February 2019

#InPictures: Launch of OUTLaw Network

Lawyers from A&L Goodbody attended the OUTLaw Network launch at the National Gallery.

Published 25 January 2019

Pinsent Masons recognised for role in pushing for marriage equality

Pinsent Masons has been recognised by a leading LGBT charity for its work towards marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

Published 21 January 2019