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Tuesday Tunes: Atoms For Peace – Judge Jury & Executioner

Tuesday Tunes: Atoms For Peace – Judge Jury & Executioner

From the album Amok, Tuesday Tunes this week features the single Judge Jury & Executioner, from the band Atoms for Peace.  Formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, Atoms For Peace is an alternative rock and electronica supergroup. made up of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead […]

GLEN: 2013 A “Historic” Year for Irish LGBT People

GLEN: 2013 A “Historic” Year for Irish LGBT People

Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network has dubbed 2013 “a year of further great progress” for gay and lesbian people in Ireland in various areas, including marriage, schools, mental health and in the workplace. The rights group notes that in a twenty-year period, Ireland has moved from being one of the most inhospitable countries for lesbian, […]

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

Contrary to Coca-Cola Ireland’s unidentified spokesperson’s statement yesterday, EILE Magazine has found that a scene depicting a gay couple which Coca Cola didn’t consider “valid” for their advert in Ireland was, in fact, entirely suitable. The footage used in the European ad was of an Australian same-sex union (equivalent to civil partnership) ceremony, and not a […]

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Iceland’s former Prime Minister, and the world’s first openly-gay head of government, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, taking place in Toronto in 2014. Sigurðardóttir – who at the height of her career in 2009, was among Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World – […]

Coca-Cola Ireland Omits Gay Marriage Scene from New Ad Campaign

Coca-Cola Ireland Omits Gay Marriage Scene from New Ad Campaign

In an inexplicable move, Coca-Cola Ireland has omitted a scene depicting two men marrying from a new advert, which is part of a Europe-wide campaign. The new advertising campaign, titled Reasons To Believe, is based on the concept that for every negative moment in life, there are many more positive ones taking place. In the […]

Almost €14 Million Wasted on False HIV Cure Claim

Almost €14 Million Wasted on False HIV Cure Claim

A professor from Iowa State University has resigned after he admitted to falsifying a claim that he had found a cure to HIV/AIDS. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han, a former assistant professor of biomedical studies, claimed that rabbit blood could be treated to create a vaccine to HIV. According to the New York Post, Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical […]

Canada Adds Pressure on Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Ahead of Sochi

Canada Adds Pressure on Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Ahead of Sochi

Canada’s Foreign Minister has written to his Russian counterpart in an attempt to persuade Russia to end discrimination against LGBT people, both ahead of, and after, the Sochi Winter Olympics. In a letter sent to Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, has written that “Canada remains concerned” about Russia’s introduction […]