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Cork Pride Festival 2020

CORK PRIDE!

The Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival announced that Cork’s Pride Festival will take place between 19th and 26th of September, subject to HSE Guidelines. This year’s theme will be ‘Family Matters.

 

Finally, some useful links to support you throughout this period.

HSE Guidelines
Cork City Council
Cork City Libraries 
COVID – 19 Payment

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UN: Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19

World AIDS Day at the Kuchingoro IDPs camp in Abuja, Nigeria December 1 2018 – Image: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

(Reuters) – The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the United Nations said on Monday.

“The global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached,” the UN’s AIDS agency said in a report.

“Even the gains made could be lost and progress further stalled if we fail to act.” Continue Reading »

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Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Singer Elton John

Legendary gay singer Elton John, who has sold 300 million records and raised almost half a billion dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS, marked a new milestone on Monday: His own commemorative coin issued by Britain’s Royal Mint.

The coin is the second in the Royal Mint’s Music Legend series celebrating British bands and singers. Continue Reading »

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WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

(Reuters) – More than a third of the world’s countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Twenty-four out of those 73 nations have already reported critically low supplies of the vital antiretroviral drugs, the agency said. Continue Reading »

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Opinion: A Call To Ban Conversion Therapy in the UK

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The disgraceful practice of so-called LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ may finally be outlawed in the UK, after the House of Commons announced an investigation following a petition calling for it to be made illegal.

The practice claims to be able to change someone’s sexuality.

More than 100,000 people signed the petition.

People have until July 13th to share their views: https://twitter.com/HouseofCommons/status/1279000022189817857. Continue Reading »

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Culture Night Cork County 2020 is set to go ahead

CULTURE NIGHT CORK COUNTY 2020:

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE 

Friday 18 September 2020

 Online registration form: https://tinyurl.com/ycu9y4cs

Culture Night 2020 is set to go ahead on Friday September 18, and they are inviting organisations to take part, either by holding an event in their local area, or by doing a virtual online event, which can be promoted by Culture Night at local and national level.  Continue Reading »

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Film: Russell Crowe’s thriller ‘Unhinged’ in Irish cinemas 31 July

As cinemas reopen across Ireland this summer, Wildcard Distribution and Altitude are pleased to share the new UK/Ireland trailer for Academy and BAFTA Award-winner, Russell Crowe’s explosive new thriller, UNHINGED, from Solstice Studios, hitting the big screen from 31 July.

UNHINGED takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion, in telling the story of a mother (Caren Pistorious SLOW WEST) who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Crowe). ‘Road rage’ doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her, and everyone she knows. Continue Reading »

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Irish Film: Dating Amber, Sea Fever and Vivarium in cinemas across Ireland

As cinemas across Ireland welcome audiences again, three Irish films, DATING AMBER, SEA FEVER and VIVARIUM, which were all due a theatrical release during the lockdown, are now showing on the big screen this weekend.

Starring Fionn O’Shea (Normal People), Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along The Way), Sharon Horgan (Military Wives) and Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall) DATING AMBER is the feel-good, coming-out coming-of-age comedy, written and directed by David Freyne (The Cured). Continue Reading »

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Pride Inside announces LGBT festival line-up

Pride Inside — the online LGBT festival organised by Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, Mayo Pride, and Sligo Pride — is delighted to announce the line-up of events happening from the 11th-19th of July.

Opening on Saturday, July 11th with Limerick Pride’s virtual parade and closing on Sunday, July 19th with Cuppa T with Tina D, a chat show hosted by the drag artist Tina D; Pride Inside is a week long festival full of online classes, workshops, panel discussions, watch parties, quizzes, music, and live streamed performances.  Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Eurovision Song Contest – The story of Fire Saga

Review By Frances Winston

Directed by: David Dobkin –  Starring: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Graham Norton

Streaming now on Netlix

Releasing a film set around the Eurovision Song Contest over a month after the annual camptastic show was scheduled to happen may seem odd. But, like many other productions, this was delayed by the current CoVid crisis, and they were forced to push back their release date. Continue Reading »