IDGTF 2016 Has Started – Week 1 From Wilde To Equal Marriage


Festival Week 1 :
From Wilde to Equal Marriage – Proudly Be Who You Want To Be

The festival Pop-up Shop is open for business at 9 Parliament Street from 11am – 6:30pm daily for tickets, t-shirts, information and more.

And don’t forget the IDGTF Box Office at Flanagan’s Restaurant 61 Upper O’Connell Street Mon-Sat 12-3pm or call 089 202 9673.

Information and updates on, on Facebook and Twitter

MKFort_sml_medium Telling the stories of how Ireland and the world have changed from the trial of Oscar Wilde right up to the present day – and the people who changed it.
Enter the mind of Roger Casement, telling his story in his own words in McKenna’s Fort.
Eirebrushed_faces_mediumLooking at the brave heroines of 1916 and the hidden secrets of Pearse and Casement in ‘Eirebrushed‘.
therefLook back at the Marriage Equality Referendum in ‘The Ref‘ (and ‘Yes‘ next week) Also looking at how earlier generations of Irish men and women fought for their identities, building the foundations of the new Ireland.

ReadingGaol_combo_mediumIn the ‘Irish Historical Shorts‘ –  telling a true lesbian love story from 1916, look at Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ and meet a gay man who was devoted to the Church.
Oscar Wilde returns in ‘Wilde Without the Boy‘ – a performance of his famous work ‘De Profundis‘ by acclaimed actor Gerard Logan.
 SacrilegiousParade_mediumIn ‘A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade‘ you will discover the true story of the straight Irish drummer who became an unlikely hero in the fight for gay people to march in the New York St. Patrick’s Parade. (From Wednesday)
Waking Beauty‘ tells the story of the romantic awakening of a girl told as a quirky fairy tale.
Returning to the present day, burlesque and cabaret favourites underCURRENT celebrate gender diversity and song in Seriously.Camp.Cabaret.
But IDGTF go well beyond Ireland to see how LGBT people from around the world proudly celebrate their identies and aren’t afraid to question the societies they live in.
In ‘Bellelen Helen of Troy‘ (Greece)  enter the world of Helen of Troy, reborn as a trans migrant, seducing men with her dance… and sharing her story.
In the Canadian comedy ‘Word Play‘ a gay man and his straight best friend enter a drunken late-night debate that takes a witty look at the words we use to label each other – gay, straight or otherwise.
straightenedout_martin_sml_mediumIn ‘Straightened Out Martin P Koob takes us on a musical journey through songs celebrating (equal) love.
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