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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.

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

By Francis DeBernardo Gene and Bill had been partners for more than 50 years when I first heard their story. The two men met and fell in love when they were both 22. Because of the socially oppressive climate, it was not safe to live together as a couple, so they moved in as ‘roommates’. […]

Film: Mixed↑ debuting on OUTtv and OUTtvGo on November 11th

Film: Mixed↑ debuting on OUTtv and OUTtvGo on November 11th

It has just been announced that Mixed↑ (MixedUp), the feature film directorial debut from multi-disciplinary artist, Howard J. Davis (aka HAUI), will launch on OUTtv on November 11th, 2020. The film, born out of HAUI’s own experiences as a queer and BIPOC person, takes a look at what it means to be mixed in today’s […]

Venezuela: Pres. Maduro asks congress to discuss same-sex marriage

Venezuela: Pres. Maduro asks congress to discuss same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, on Thursday asked the country’s National Assembly to discuss same-sex marriage during its next term, beginning in January, citing Pope Francis’ comments this week supporting civil unions for same-sex couples. The Pope’s comments were the clearest language yet he has used on the rights of gay people. Gay marriage is […]

Inaugural Science on Screen Film Festival Ireland Launched

Inaugural Science on Screen Film Festival Ireland Launched

Yesterday marked the official launch of the ‘Science on Screen Film Festival Ireland’, an exciting new annual Irish Film Festival, running from the 5-8 November 2020 online. The free online Festival will showcase the best of science in film, and this year incorporates themes of representation and diversity in science, and the value of art-science […]

Pope’s support for gay civil unions gets mixed reactions

Pope’s support for gay civil unions gets mixed reactions

The pope’s comments in support of gay civil unions did not go far enough, and could even harm the campaign for same-sex marriage, [some] LGBT+ rights campaigners said on Thursday. In a documentary called ‘Francesco’, released on Wednesday, the pontiff said that gay couples needed legal rights, and that “homosexual people have a right to […]

Pope: Same-sex couples should be covered by civil union laws

Pope: Same-sex couples should be covered by civil union laws

(Reuters) – Pope Francis has said that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay people, since his election seven years ago. He made his comments in a new documentary ‘Francesco’, by Oscar-nominated director, Evgeny Afineevsky, that was released on Wednesday.

India’s first trans-run dairy farm brings jobs

India’s first trans-run dairy farm brings jobs

As head of India’s first dairy farm run by transgender women, Bhoomika has finally found security, having spent years as a beggar after fleeing parents who taunted their sari-wearing son. The state-backed Transgenders’ Milk Producers’ Cooperative Society officially opened its doors in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu last month, providing 30 trans women […]

Myanmar: First openly gay candidate kindles hopes for LGBT+ rights

Myanmar: First openly gay candidate kindles hopes for LGBT+ rights

Myo Min Htun, who is bidding to be elected as Myanmar’s first openly gay lawmaker next month, knows what discrimination feels like, in a country where same-sex relations can be punished with 10 years in jail. Rejected at job interviews, and repeatedly mocked in the street over his sexuality, Myo Min Htun said he would […]

US: Gay former Goldman exec Chavez on diversity on Wall Street

US: Gay former Goldman exec Chavez on diversity on Wall Street

(Reuters) – Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive, Marty Chavez, said on Tuesday [that] Wall Street’s position on diversity has evolved since he started at the mega-bank, in the 1990s. Chavez, who is Latino and openly gay, said he hesitated when he was first offered a position on Wall Street, fearing Goldman Sachs might see […]