EILE January 2015 Issue OUT NOW!

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Watch: Brunch – New ‘Eat Our Feelings’ Episode

Eat Our Feelings, a comedy web series for the culinarily inclined, has just released its third episode, the first to be funded by a 2014 Kickstarter campaign. In this instalment, co-stars Sasha Winters and Emma Jane Gonzalez confront the intimidating culture of brunch in Brooklyn.

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GLEN Welcomes Minister’s New Approach On Removal Of Lifetime Blood Ban On Gay Men

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Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar

GLEN have welcomed comments by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, that the lifetime ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men who ever had sexual relations with another man, should be removed, and replaced with a 12-month deferral period. The ban was introduced in 1985 as part of a worldwide response to the emergence of HIV and AIDS. Continue Reading »

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New RedC Poll – Consistent Strong Support for Equal Marriage

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Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair

A new poll conducted this week by Red C for the Sunday Business Post shows continuing and consistent support for civil marriage equality over the last number of years.

“The RedC poll for the Sunday Business Post shows that a majority of the Irish people in every age group, in every region of the country, across every social class and across every political party support equal access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples”

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Young People’s Rights to Freedom of Expression Not Protected by Gender Recognition Bill 2014‏

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David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonGTo

The proposed Gender Recognition Bill is a step forward but it falls seriously short of providing adequate protection to Trans young people, especially within the education system and makes no attempt to protect and vindicate their right to freedom of expression. On a practical level this impacts on uniform choice, access to appropriate toilets, the name which appears on the school roll and the right to join sports teams targeted for those of a certain gender. Continue Reading »

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Loving Our Out Kids (LOOK) Parents and Family Support Group

blgto logoAfter a break for the festive season the parents & families support group run by Loving Our Out Kids (LOOK) in Dublin will start meeting again on Thursday 5th February at 8pm and monthly thereafter on the first Thursday of the month. The group meets in BeLonG To’s offices at 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 [map].

lookIf you want to find out more about the group or get more information you can contact LOOK by phone on 087 253 7699. You don’t need to register or book your attendance, drop-in’s are welcome at every meeting

You can also contact BeLonGTo at http://www.belongto.org

 

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BeLonG To welcomes ICANN decision to new Community Evaluation of ‘dotgay’‏

dotgay white letters on purple backgroundOn Thursday 23rd January, the board of ICANN,  the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, accepted the reconsideration request for .GAY, put forward by BeLonG To and over 50 other LGBT Organisations. This will result in a reconsideration of the application by dotgay LLC to administer the domain on the basis of “community priority evaluation” (CPE). Continue Reading »

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U.S. Watch: Twins Come Out To Dad

For those of you who haven’t yet seen this video, it will bring a tear to your eye, so have the tissues handy!

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