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Joyful – Intimate – Live: Dublin Fringe Festival 2021

Joyful – Intimate – Live: Dublin Fringe Festival 2021

JOYFUL – INTIMATE – LIVE: Dublin Fringe Festival packs in gems of new works and brand new live performances, this September. Dublin Fringe Festival announces its 2021 programme today. The festival’s 27th edition has been made on the theme Superflux, a surging flow of possibility brought about by the energy of change. This year’s programme faces down […]

Film Review: Old

Film Review: Old

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan – Starring: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, Kathleen Chalfant, Thomasin McKenzie In cinemas now! I have a complicated relationship with M. Night Shyamalan movies. For every one that […]

Film Review: The World To Come (gay-themed)

Film Review: The World To Come (gay-themed)

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Mona Fastvold – Starring: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck In cinemas now! Set in 1856, this period-drama sees Abigail (Waterston) and Dyer (Affleck) living an isolated life in the country. Ekeing out an existence working as farmers, they are devastated when their daughter dies. Growing ever […]

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

Hungary: Thousands join Budapest Pride to protest anti-LGBT law

(Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday, to support LGBTQ people, and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values […]

Film Review: Blood Red Sky

Film Review: Blood Red Sky

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Peter Thorwarth – Starring: Chidi Ajufo, Peri Baumeister, Graham McTavish, Roland Møller, Dominic Purcell, Alexander Scheer Available on Netflix now! Air travel is currently stressful enough, so it must be so much harder when you are also struggling with illness like the protagonist here. Apparently suffering from cancer, she […]

NCBI: Deadline for Gerard Byrne Bursary August 6th

NCBI: Deadline for Gerard Byrne Bursary August 6th

Now in its fifth year, NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is encouraging any current or incoming 3rd level student, who is blind or vision impaired, to apply for the Gerard Byrne Bursary, to help with the financial costs of college life.ed The NCBI Gerard Byrne Bursary honours the contribution of Gerard Byrne, […]

LGBT+ athletes get sponsorship deals as acceptance grows

LGBT+ athletes get sponsorship deals as acceptance grows

Coming out as gay used to be the kiss of death for sponsorship deals in sport. But as a record number of openly LGBT+ athletes prepare to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, marketing analysts say the opposite is now true: Authenticity sells. This week, Canadian ice hockey player, Luke Prokop, followed in the footsteps of […]

High testosterone female athletes barred from Olympics

High testosterone female athletes barred from Olympics

When the world’s fastest women race for gold over 800m in Tokyo, all three medallists from the 2016 Olympics will be absent – barred as intersex athletes, who refuse to alter their natural hormones to meet the rules of sport. The ban is one of many controversies dogging a sporting spectacle that opens on Friday […]

Umlilo’s new LGBTQ film shows reality in South Africa

Umlilo’s new LGBTQ film shows reality in South Africa

South Africa’s queer avant-garde artist, Umlilo’s new documentary, is produced by Black Sheep Films, directed by Swiss journalist, Cristina Karrer, and produced by ALV. The film, titled ‘Mask’, looks at Umlilo’s avant-garde career thus far, as they straddle making thought-provoking music and art, against a volatile political backdrop of LGBTQ+ rights in SA, the rise […]

Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

(Reuters) – More than 160 openly LGBTQ athletes are due to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive ever. That has put a focus on host nation Japan, which activists say is out of step with much of the rest of the world, having not seen the same sweeping […]