Archive | May 2013

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Judy Collins Comes To Ireland

Veteran U.S. singer Judy Collins comes to Ireland this June to thrill her Irish fans by playing two concerts – at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Monday June 17 and Pavilion Theatre, Dublin, Tuesday, June 18. Collins’ impressive career has spanned more than 50 years in the music industry, during which time she has worked with musical talents such as Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Leonard […]

Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam

Dermie O’Sullivan gives us a delicious recipe for rhubarb jam, welcome on a warm scone in summer or winter Rhubarb has low levels of pectin – the substance in fruit which sets jam, this is why in this recipe I use the juice of a lemon to help in the extraction of pectin. There is a […]

Church of Scotland Allows Gay Ministers

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly yesterday voted to allow an opt-out for those parishes who wished to depart from the church’s policy on homosexuality, and allow gay men and women to become ministers, including those in civil partnerships.

Portugal Passes Laws On Same-Sex Adoption

Today, Portugal has passed a law that will allow same-sex married couples to adopt their partner’s child, whether that child is adopted or biological, but they have stopped short of allowing a same-sex couple to adopt as a married couple like a heterosexual couple.

IDAHO International Conference

IDAHO Conference opens with many luminaries present, including Maxima, Queen of the Netherlands Yesterday, May 16th, was the opening of the International IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia)  Conference in the Hague, and was attended by none other than Maxima, Queen of the Netherlands, who is a stauch supporter of human rights for all. […]

Review: The Great Gatsby

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Toby Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher Reviewed by: Frances Winston – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel gets the big screen treatment once again from none other than Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann may not be prolific, but when he directs a movie, you know that it is a labour of love – […]

Hate Speech Hasn’t Gone Away

Today (May 17) is IDAHOT day (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). To mark this, Sam Blanckensee and Ian McGahon wrote about how hate speech, particularly online, affects young LGBTQ+ people. Being young and LGBTQ+ might not be easy for everyone. When you realise you identify as something other than the norm, your first instinct may well be to […]