Ireland has set a month for a referendum on marriage equality. Groups both for and against same-sex marriage will rally as they prepare for the public vote in early May 2015. No specific date has been announced as of yet. The issue was discussed today by Ministers at their final meeting before Christmas. Recent surveys suggest that more than two thirds of the country’s population support marriage equality. The Guardian has more on the topic.
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Russia’s recently introduced laws against ‘gay propaganda’ sparked controversy all over the world. When Irish singer Hoizer chimed in with his own protest song the people listened. A lot. His song Take me to Church was streamed over 87 million times on Spotify, making it the platform’s most successful single of 2014. The song, which was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys, did very well as a video too, it was viewed more than 40 million times on YouTube.
Hozier said: ‘The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious [organizations] and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes into the story and [director Brendan Canty] liked the idea.’
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- Tabloid outs French far-right politician Florian Philippot as gay
- Bill in US state would allow doctors to refuse treating gays patients
- Are you born that way? New study make a step towards the answer
- Many straights in favour of gay rights… until they have to see them
- NSA plans to secretly introduce flaws into communication systems
- Long list of sex acts, incl. fisting, spanking now banned in UK porn
- US ISPs throttle encryption making web less neutral & everyone less safe
- Study shows that hard work getting you out of poverty is a myth
- Single adults banned from park in UK – in case they are a paedophile
This short is about Gabe, a late bloomer whose attempts to impress Shane, a more mature classmate, get him into a hairy situation.