The hit comedy, The Young Offenders, from producers, Vico Films, will return to Irish TV screens with the third series, on Friday July 24 at 9.35pm, moving from RTÉ2 TV to prime time RTÉ One TV, in the Late Late Show slot. The series will also air on BBC One on Fridays at 9.30pm, from 24 July.
Created by Peter Foott, The Young Offenders tells the coming of age adventures of Conor (Alex Murphy) & Jock (Chris Walley) and their mother/guardian, Mairéad (Hilary Rose) as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow. Set in Cork, the best friends continue to navigate their awkward teenage years, as they hatch plans to help distract from their tough home lives, work on sustaining their relationships, and try to care for the newest family member, baby Star. Continue Reading »
(Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Wednesday, that would recognise same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married couples, in one of the most liberal moves yet for a largely conservative nation known for its tolerance.
If passed by parliament, the legislation would make Thailand only the second place in Asia to allow registration of same-sex unions, with couples able to adopt a child, and afforded rights to inheritance and joint property ownership. Continue Reading »
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(Reuters) – Britain’s GSK said on Tuesday that an injection of its cabotegravir drug, given every two months, was found to be 66% more effective in preventing HIV infections than Gilead’s Truvada daily oral pills.
HIV incidence rate – or the number of people who contract the infection in a period – was 0.41% with the injection, compared with 1.22% with Gilead’s Truvada, final data from a study presented at the virtual AIDS conference showed. Continue Reading »
When Ash Kotak found out he was HIV-positive in 1993, the diagnosis was still a death sentence.
“I was told to go off and have a good life on the assumption I would be dead in a few years,” the 54-year-old playwright, writer, and HIV/AIDS activist told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Halle Berry – Image: cnn.com
Oscar-winning actress, Halle Berry, has issued an apology for considering playing a transgender character in an unnamed movie, following criticism arguing that such roles should go to trans actors who are underrepresented in film.
Recanting her position, the actress said on Twitter that she had made a mistake by looking at the potential role, which she first mentioned last week in an Instagram live interview. Continue Reading »
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.
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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 »
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 »