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The Gay Bar: Your Local Community Centre?

The Gay Bar: Your Local Community Centre?

The pub has a special role in Irish society, and as Scott De Buitléir explains, that role is no different in the gay community. It’s a mild Saturday in September, and I’ve been invited to The George for a bit of a night out with some friends. There’s a group of us out; five in […]

Event: I Draw Slow – The Grand Social

Event: I Draw Slow – The Grand Social

I Draw Slow is a five-piece Dublin outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades, starting on Dublin’s gigging circuit with funk operation Tabularasa. Since then the pair have teamed up with violinist Adrian Hart, claw hammer banjo player Colin […]

Watch: Gay Couple Ad By Bertolli Pasta

GLAAD are encouraging people to buy gay-friendly pasta products, rather than Barilla’s, and include this gay couple ad from 2009, made by Bertolli: “When it comes to sauce and other fixings, Bertolli‘s got you covered.  They did what Barilla’s chairman refuses to do years ago: featuring gay couples in their ads since 2009″.

IOC: We will not tolerate discrimination

IOC: We will not tolerate discrimination

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said today, Sunday 29th, that the IOC will not tolerate any discrimination at next year’s Sochi Winter Games, referring to the Russian anti-gay propaganda law. “The IOC is not meant to be a government who imposes laws and regulations,” Bach said while at at the torch lighting […]

New Jersey: Judge Orders Officials To Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In New Jersey, Judge Mary Jacobson, of Mercer County Superior Court, Trenton, has issued a 53 page opinion in a case where same-sex couples have argued that civil unions do not guarantee their civil rights. On Friday last, she stated that she agrees and that: “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal […]

Barilla LGBT Apology?

Guido Barilla attempts to backtrack out of his statement that he would never use gays in his advertising, and that gays could eat other pasta than Barilla’s. Calls for a boycott of his pasta are gaining momentum. As one critic put it, Barilla’s new brand of pasta should be ‘Bigotoni’.

Gambian President Blasts Homosexuality “Top Global Threat”

Gambian President Blasts Homosexuality “Top Global Threat”

The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has given a vitriolic speech at the United Nations against homosexuality, listing it alongside greed and a desire for world domination as the three ‘top global threats’ to humanity. He also claimed that those who support gay people are supporting the “exinction” of mankind. “Those who promote homosexuality, President […]