by Jamison Maeda

San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride Event was the largest ever as 1.5 million gay men and women and their allies celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in California. However, a very different story is playing out in Africa.
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For those who could not attend Bernie Dwyer’s gathering to say their last farewell, it was a fitting and beautiful tribute organised by her family. The setting was the round room of the Mansion House. It was a stunning space. The lights above those who gathered were like stars creating a peaceful, soft and serene atmosphere. As Bernie entered this room with all her family, friends, neighbours and comrades walking behind, Victor Jara of Chile was sung representing Latin America and her connection with the place.
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Dáil Work, Health, Leaders Questions

Clare asks the Táiniste Eamonn Gilmore to give the survivors of symphysiotomy an assurance that the Government will listen to and deliver a solution for them.

Women's Rights

 Pro-choice TDs say they have been forced to oppose abortion Bill because it criminalizes women and is unnecessarily restrictive

 Bill will not prevent another death like Savita Halappanavar

Restrictions will cause doctors to delay terminations – putting women at risk
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