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Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

An open letter, calling on the British Government to pardon 49,000 individuals, of which 15,000 are still living today, who were convicted of homosexual acts, has been signed by such luminaries as Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Alan Turing’s niece, Rachel Barnes, and the director of the Imitation Games, Morten Tyldum. The letter […]

The Plateau Sessions – Open Mic Night 3rd Feb

The Plateau Sessions – Open Mic Night 3rd Feb

This week at The Plateau Sessions see The Klares, Popgun Warfare, The Craves & more. The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland. Setup by Control Promotions, it offers a plateau in which potential singer/songwriters of the future can have a chance to play on […]

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

Newly reintroduced Safe Schools Improvement Act would require school districts to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment  Yesterday (29th), the Human Rights Campaign, the U.S.’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the bipartisan reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) […]

Don’t Miss! Great Dublin Bears Event – Boteco Bears Launch Party On Sat. 31st!!!

Don’t Miss! Great Dublin Bears Event – Boteco Bears Launch Party On Sat. 31st!!!

BeLonG To Launches New National Quality Standard for LGBT Youth Work in Ireland

BeLonG To Launches New National Quality Standard for LGBT Youth Work in Ireland

BeLonG To today launches a new National Quality Standard for LGBT Youth Work, which will be applied to the over 20 LGBT youth groups across the country. The ‘Start Up and Accreditation Pack’ is a step-by-step guide to starting an LGBT youth group.

LISTEN: Coláiste Eoin ‘Cancels’ ShoutOut Anti-Homophobia Workshop

Owen Murphy of ShoutOut explains to EILE’s Scott De Buitléir what happened earlier this week when Coláiste Eoin, an Irish-medium secondary school in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, reportedly cancelled ShoutOut’s anti-homophobic bullying workshop, scheduled at the school for the same day it was cancelled. Also, journalist Maitiú Ó Coimín from Irish-language news site, tuairisc.ie, reports on […]

Film Review: A Most Violent Year

Film Review: A Most Violent Year

Frances Winston enjoyed this gangster-style slow-burner! Directed by: J.C. Chandor – Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel The title of this movie refers to the year in which it is set, 1981, which is statistically one of the most violent years in New York’s history. Issac plays Abel Morales, […]