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Dublin Pride Events Today And Tomorrow 26th & 27th!

Just a reminder of some of the Pride events going on today and tomorrow. There’s sure to be something to suit everyone!

Wednesday, June 26th

1:15pm
Room 15, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Join Aoife Convery, one of the Gallery’s highly-trained tour guides, for a free lunchtime talk on the work of gay artists Patrick Scott and Gerard Dillon
1:15pm
Sports & Fittness Markievicz Centre, Luke St, Dublin 2.
Dublin City Council host these events with all proceeds going to BelongTo Youth services. They are open to all to attend. Classes are fun fitness, and cater for all levels. There are limited places available. Activities are open to all over 16 years of age to attend.

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Ken Loach Film Trailer: Sorry We Missed You

ENTERTAINMENT ONE have launched the trailer for SORRY WE MISSED YOU, starring Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, and Katie Proctor, due in cinemas 1st November.

From director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty, and the award-winning team behind I, DANIEL BLAKE, comes SORRY WE MISSED YOU – a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy, and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears, with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. 

The film is a Sixteen Films and Why Not production, made with the support of the BFI and BBC Films, and in co-production with Les Films du Fleuve. 

COMING TO CINEMAS 1ST NOVEMBER 

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RBC hosts global LGBT+ Leadership Contest RAHM, Dublin Next!

Next contest on June 28th in Dublin (hosted by Google EMEA HQ), from 9am to 8pm, at

Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

On Saturday, June 22nd, the fourth edition of RAHM, The Global LGBT+ Leadership Community, took place in Toronto. Host was the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). 49 participants took part in the event, which for the first time ever was organised outside of Europe, and the winner was Salar Shoaiby.

RBC recognises the importance of such a contest, and thus decided to host the Global LGBT+ Leadership Contest. Continue Reading »

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Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) – Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients, because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples.

She recently made a square layer cake with black piping for a gay male couple, who wanted something different to the traditional round cake with gold piping, that is served at most straight weddings.

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Costa Rica: Thousands celebrate in first Pride march since gay marriage ruling

Thousands take part in the annual Pride parade, in San Jose, Costa Rica June 23, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Costa Ricans celebrated Pride on Sunday in the capital, San Jose, in the first such march since the country’s constitutional court promised same-sex couples the right to marry starting next year.

The court voted last August to legalise gay marriage, and said later the ruling would take effect in May 2020, making Costa Rica the first country in socially conservative Central America to recognise that right. Continue Reading »

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Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Israel Folau – Image: therugbychannel.it

 – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors.

Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby Australia (RA) and his former Super Rugby team, New South Wales Waratahs. Continue Reading »

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Ukraine: Kiev hosts its biggest-ever Pride Parade

Participants at the Equality March, in Kiev, Ukraine, June 23, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

(Reuters) – Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay Pride parade in Kiev on Sunday, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country.

Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colours, paraded along streets in the centre of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying: ‘Diversity is beautiful’, ‘Human rights = happy country’, ‘No violence – yes rights!’.

They were flanked by a thick cordon of police in helmets, but there was no sign of violence despite the presence of a few hundred protesters. Continue Reading »