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Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Gay Project is delighted to present a 12-week Queer Studies Programme to entertain, educate and delight you. Starting on Thursday 29th October, and finishing up in early 2021, each week will see a new topic explored in conversation with an expert – it will be fun and full of surprises.

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

Emmy Award-winning actors, Samira Wiley and Billy Porter, may be among the most well-known LGBT+ stars in Hollywood, but when it comes to LGBT history, even they admit there’s a lot to learn. Wiley and Porter are featured in an upcoming documentary series, ‘Equal’, which mixes archival footage and dramatic reenactments to depict some of […]

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

ARDÚ A Street Art Initiative celebrating Cork city’s traditions, history, resolution, and art. From now until 31st October 2020 Various Locations, Cork City Featuring street murals by Shane O’Driscoll, MASER, Deirdre Breen, Peter Martin, Garreth Joyce, James Earley and Aches Cork City Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland are delighted to support a new art […]

LGBT+ history of Ireland at Dublin Festival of History 2020

LGBT+ history of Ireland at Dublin Festival of History 2020

An event exploring of ‘The Queer history of Kilmainham Gaol’ returns to the Dublin Festival of History 2020 line-up, taking place on Saturday, 12th September. A festival favourite, this tour has consistently booked out over recent years. This special ‘virtual’ tour of Kilmainham Gaol will focus of the lives of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender […]

Exhibition: ‘echos are always more muted’ – Void Derry – Alan Phelan

Exhibition: ‘echos are always more muted’ – Void Derry – Alan Phelan

Exhibition: ‘echoes are always more muted’ 8 September – 31 October 2020 Void, Derry Preview Saturday, 5 September, 6-8pm (or anytime during the day – masks on please) Alan Phelan’s exhibition, echoes are always more muted, is part of an expanded series of exhibitions that encompass his continuing research into the intersections of history, sexuality, […]

Were some Viking warriors trans men? – New book

Were some Viking warriors trans men? – New book

Vikings were known for brutality and chauvinism as they pillaged their way across Europe, but a new book has claimed that some of the Nordic warriors might have secretly been transgender men. In ‘The Children of Ash & Elm: A History of the Vikings’, Neil Price, professor of archaeology and ancient history at Sweden’s Uppsala […]

OPINION: Black gay lives in the London Blitz

OPINION: Black gay lives in the London Blitz

During World War Two, Black gay men existed in all walks of life in Britain By Stephen Bourne, Historian It is disappointing that only fragments about the lives of Black gay men in British history have surfaced. Either homophobia or reluctance on the part of the interviewer or interviewee to explore the subject has meant […]

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

The owners of New York City’s Stonewall Inn are appealing for help to save the historic LGBT+ bar from closure, after more than three months of not trading, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Greenwich Village bar that gave its name to the 1969 uprising, when its patrons fought back during a police raid, needs […]

US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the artist, Mira Lehr, launches MiraVision, an online art initiative (see video below) to help people cope with social distancing. A year before the first Earth Day, she was chosen by the visionary, Buckminster Fuller, for his 1969 World Game project, to focus on Spaceship Earth. Now, a […]

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Campaigners fear developers will carve bijou flats out of the British prison where playwright Oscar Wilde was jailed, […] after plans for an arts hub failed. HMP Reading, the forbidding Victorian prison that was ‘home’ to the Irish playwright from 1895 to 1897, closed in 2014, and has since hosted a raft of LGBT+ arts […]