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Cork Gay Project: Cork Pride Exhibitions

Cork Gay Project: Cork Pride Exhibitions

Cork Pride Exhibitions  Cork Gay Project just want to let you know that there will be a number of ongoing exhibitions, throughout the remainder of the Cork Pride Festival and afterwards! These are taking place in a variety of different locations and include:

Two New Joly Screen Exhibitions in July

Two New Joly Screen Exhibitions in July

Two New Joly Screen Photograph Exhibitions Opening in July FLEURS TARABSCOTÉ JOLY SCREEN PHOTOGRAPHS 8-31 July 2021 The exhibition title is a phrase which translates as ‘florid flowers’, as the show is comprised of flower Joly screen images, made from 2018-2021. Several have never been exhibited before, and will be shown in the upstairs gallery.

IDGTF: Hurry! Only 1 week left of 18th online festival

IDGTF: Hurry! Only 1 week left of 18th online festival

Coming of Age As June and Pride month are drawing to a close, so is the 18th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. You can still watch all of the IDGTF plays till the end of the month. Check out the full programme here. Have you already watched some plays? Please let them know what you […]

Germany: Lawmakers back compensation for gay soldiers

(Reuters) – German lawmakers voted for legislation on Thursday to rehabilitate soldiers, who for decades faced discrimination, discharge, or convictions, on the basis of their sexual orientation. Until the year 2000, Germany’s military considered that homosexuals posed a threat to the discipline of the troops, and were not suitable as superior officers.

Indonesia: Old LGBT+ magazines digitised

Indonesia: Old LGBT+ magazines digitised

(Reuters) – Two men embracing on a magazine cover was more than risqué for Indonesia, thought LGBT+ researcher, Ais, when he first discovered a trove of retro LGBT+ zines in Bali last year. “Suddenly it felt like I was a part of something bigger than myself,” said Ais, 29, who does not want to reveal […]

Ireland’s Stonewall Era: Interview with LGBT Activist Kieran Rose

Ireland’s Stonewall Era: Interview with LGBT Activist Kieran Rose

Kieran Rose is a decorated veteran hero of the Irish gay rights movement, and has continued to campaign and work as an LGBT advocate for over 50 years. Over those years, he has been accosted by police in Paris, interviewed by the late Gay Byrne in a then-groundbreaking interview on Irish television, spoken out against […]

‘Moffie’ director Hermanus on racism and homophobia

‘Moffie’ director Hermanus on racism and homophobia

(Reuters) – South African director Oliver Hermanus says he wants to outrage audiences with his BAFTA-nominated film ‘Moffie’, to help them understand the nature of racism [and homophobia]. Set in 1981 South Africa, Moffie, a derogatory slang term for being gay, depicts the brutal military service young white men had to complete during apartheid.

Dutch couples mark 20th anniversary of first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Twenty years ago, Dutch couple Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker made history when they tied the knot in the world’s first legally-recognised same-sex wedding in the Netherlands. They were among four gay couples – three male and one female – to be married shortly after midnight by the mayor of Amsterdam on April […]

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s online initiatives have become a mainstay for art lovers to enjoy, from the comfort and safety of their homes, during the pandemic. New for Black History Month: Virtual art to enjoy online, by Renée Cox and Benjamin Patterson. Their compelling works are currently on view at the Boca Raton […]

Cork: Paul Oakley Stovall (Hamilton the Musical) at Nano Nagle Place

Cork: Paul Oakley Stovall (Hamilton the Musical) at Nano Nagle Place

Douglass’s 18 Century to 21 Century Cork Nano Nagle Place launch a series of events and workshops, in partnership with the Cork Migrant Centre, with special guest, Paul Oakley Stovall, star of Hamilton the Musical February 8 to 14 #DouglassWeek  https://nanonagleplace.ie/nanoevents/douglass-week-inspirational-series/ One Hundred and seventy six years ago, a young African American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, sailed […]