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BeLonGTo: Register To Vote Now Before Closing Date!!!

BeLonGTo: Register To Vote Now Before Closing Date!!!

BeLonGTo have reminded us that there are only 3 days left to register to vote! Over the last week there have been many stories of people discovering they have been removed from the voter register even when they have voted previously! Please check the register to ensure you are able to cast your vote for equality […]

NI: Deputy First Minister Backs Calls For Marriage Referendum In Northern Ireland

NI: Deputy First Minister Backs Calls For Marriage Referendum In Northern Ireland

Report by Stephen Donnan Momentum is building behind calls for a referendum on the contentious issue of same sex marriage in Northern Ireland following a fourth defeat for the matter in the NI Assembly in three years. In a televised debate on Tuesday night, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin backed calls for […]

Don’t Miss! Fabulous Dublin Bears’ 5th Birthday Bash, Boteco, 2nd May!!

Don’t Miss! Fabulous Dublin Bears’ 5th Birthday Bash, Boteco, 2nd May!!

  Don’t miss the fantastic Dublin Bears‘ 5th Birthday Party, at Boteco Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1, on Saturday 2nd May, Doors 10 pm. You can meet the new Mr Bear Ireland 2015, the lovely Michael John Standen (above) who is from The Wirral in the UK, but who has made his home […]

Film Preview & Trailer: Mr Holmes

Film Preview & Trailer: Mr Holmes

Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most revered characters in the forthcoming film, MR HOLMES. Directed by Academy Award winning film-maker Bill Condon (Gods & Monsters) and starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and […]

Same-Sex Marriage Motion Rejected by Small Margin at NI Assembly

Same-Sex Marriage Motion Rejected by Small Margin at NI Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected a Sinn Féin backed proposal to legislate for same-sex marriage in the province by 49 votes to 47. This is the fourth time since 2012 that the Assembly has voted on the issue, however, this is the closest vote yet, despite the DUP using the Petition of Concern mechanism […]

Call to “Dismantle Architecture of Homophobia”in Northern Ireland‏ After Jim Wells’ Comments

Call to “Dismantle Architecture of Homophobia”in Northern Ireland‏ After Jim Wells’ Comments

The Church of Ireland group Changing Attitude Ireland has called on politicians in Northern Ireland to extend civil marriage to same sex couples as an important step to “dismantle the architecture of homophobia”. Yesterday, the Northern Ireland Assembly again voted on a motion in support of same sex marriage, and rejected the proposal for the fourth […]

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Homophobic bullying is one of the most pervasive forms of bullying in Irish schools, and the marriage equality referendum presents a unique chance to combat it. That’s according to Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To, who yesterday (27.04.15) spoke at a BeLonG To YES coalition seminar, which also heard from other leading children’s rights […]