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RTÉ – IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA published this video item, entitled “Queer History Lesson | A Look Back at LGBTQ+ Wins in Ireland | RTÉ” – below is their description.
Shane Daniel Byrne is here to teach you all about LGBTQ+ history, from flags to voguing and everything in between.
In the space of a generation, Ireland has come a long way in going from a country that was overwhelmingly conservative toward LGBTQ+ issues to becoming far more liberal in laws and attitudes. Here are some of the main milestones in LGBTQ+ rights throughout the years.
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In This Story: Ireland
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.