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NI: Rally in Belfast for Marriage Equality

NI: Rally in Belfast for Marriage Equality

The group Faith in Marriage Equality (FiME) has welcomed the latest public calls for same-sex civil marriage in Northern Ireland. FiME spokesperson, Dr Richard O’Leary said: “There is a growing demand that Northern Ireland follow both the rest of the UK and the rest of Ireland and extend civil marriage to same-sex couples. This is […]

Film Review & Trailer: Man Up

Film Review & Trailer: Man Up

Frances Winston liked this touching  and funny rom-com, with Simon Pegg and Lake Bell Directed by: Ben Palmer – Starring: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Olivia Williams, Rory Kinnear, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walters, Ken Stott, Dean Charles Chapman, Ophelia Lovibond Have you ever had someone walk up to you and ask you if […]

Australia: Advocates Applaud Proposed Cross-Party Bill (Liberals & Labour) As Circuit-Breaker

Australia: Advocates Applaud Proposed Cross-Party Bill (Liberals & Labour) As Circuit-Breaker

In Australia, where corporations who support marriage equality have just taken out a full-page ad, marriage equality advocates have welcomed what is being called a circuit-breaker in  a proposed cross-party marriage equality bill. Liberal MP, Warren Entsch, and Labor MP, Graham Perrett, have revealed they will co-sponsor a new marriage equality bill and seek support […]

NI: Ashers Bakery To Appeal Court Ruling On ‘Gay Cake’ Case

NI: Ashers Bakery To Appeal Court Ruling On ‘Gay Cake’ Case

Ashers, the Belfast bakery which had been found guilty of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation last Tuesday, have now said they will appeal the judgment. They are being funded by the Christian Institute. Gay man Gareth Lee had asked that a cake be baked with a picture of Bert & Ernie on it, […]

NI: Belfast Rally For Marriage Equality 13th June

NI: Belfast Rally For Marriage Equality 13th June

The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families welcomed the ‘Yes’ vote in the Republic’s marriage equality referendum. Speaking on the result, John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project said: ‘We are all simply elated at this stunning, landslide victory for our sisters and brothers […]

Panti: Forty Years A-Growin’

Panti points out that the movement for equality was truly a grass-roots one.

Australia: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Will Introduce Marriage Equality Bill

Australia: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Will Introduce Marriage Equality Bill

Australian Marriage Equality has welcomed the announcement of the Leader of Opposition, Bill Shorten, that he will introduce a marriage equality bill to federal parliament. Ivan Hinton-Teoh, Deputy National Director of Australian Marriage Equality, said, “We thank Bill Shorten for being the first leader of a major political party to introduce a marriage equality bill.” […]