People who identify as LGBTQ are still experiencing discrimination despite marriage equality, according to the Government.
Speaking at the launch of the Government's LGBTQ Inclusion Strategy, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said that while formal and legislative equality has largely been achieved, there are still too many negative experiences in the LGBTQ community.
Mr Flanagan said the strategy sets out actions the government proposes to take between now and 2022 to promote inclusion, target discrimination and improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people.
Minister of State for Equality and Immigration David Stanton said the strategy hopes to create an Ireland where LGBTQ people can enjoy full equality, participate fully in society and enjoy a quality of life on a par with the rest of the population.
"An Ireland where LGBTQ people can be open and proud about their identity and not worry about masking their use of pronouns when asked about their weekend".
He said the strategy will dovetail with the National LGBTQ Youth Strategy, launched last year by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone.
Speaking today, Ms Zappone explained how she now told people she had moved to Ireland for love, whereas previously she did not feel comfortable saying that.