LGBT

Cork: Celebrate body positivity at Quarter Block Party, 8-10 February

Cork: Celebrate body positivity at Quarter Block Party, 8-10 February

Quarter Block Party is set to inject colour, energy, and life into Cork city, from Friday 8th February to Sunday 10th February, with over 130 of the freshest high-calibre artists in theatre, music, and dance, performing in the city’s venues, bars, and outdoor spaces. For their fifth edition, the festival is putting the body front […]

Next Great Club GASS Night – January 25th – at the Róisín Dubh!

What would the New Year be for the LGBT+ community without being able to let your hair down at the fabulous Club GASS night in Galway? Coming up on January 25th is the next big club night, with Miss Kiki St Clair as the hostess with the mostest, and the discs will be spinning wildly with […]

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomination hearing this week, Barr failed to alleviate HRC’s concerns and confirmed he will continue the Trump-Pence administration’s biased and negligent approach to enforcing […]

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region. The Russian LGBT Network, a rights group, said this week it had heard reports of “monstrous torture” of detainees in the predominantly Muslim region in recent weeks […]

Film: Netflix Date for Irish Production ‘Nightflyers’

Film: Netflix Date for Irish Production ‘Nightflyers’

Netflix has announced that Nightflyers, which was filmed at Troy Studios in Limerick, will launch in Ireland (and everywhere outside of US) on 1 February. Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists, and a powerful telepath, who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tight-knit […]

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

Singapore: Reviewing adoption law after gay father adopts son

(Reuters) – Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws, after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son, in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a […]

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

Health authorities in England said on Friday last that they support a plan to double to 26,000 the number of participants in an HIV prevention pill trial, ahead of a potential national roll-out. Demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a once-daily pill that is highly protective against HIV – has exceeded expectations, said National Health […]