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Taibhdhearc Galway: ‘Jingle Bang Jangle’ by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin

Taibhdhearc Galway: ‘Jingle Bang Jangle’ by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin

Opening on March 28th next (with a preview on March 27th) in An Taibhdhearc theatre, Galway, is an Irish language musical called ‘Jingle Bang Jangle’ by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin. It is based on ‘The Miller’s Tale’ by Chaucer. It features many well known melodies, set to new lyrics, including ‘Peigín Leitir Mhóir’, ‘Tabhair dom do […]

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Renowned for dating some of the world’s most beautiful women, British 1960s film icon, Terence Stamp, said he was as surprised as anyone to become a gay icon, after playing a transsexual woman in the film, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. In the Australian LGBT+ movie, which this year celebrates its 25th […]

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

European Lesbian* Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, 12-14 April 2019

European Lesbian* Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, 12-14 April 2019

  The second European Lesbian* Conference  will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, from 12 – 14 April 2019.   Based on attendance at the 2017 conference in Vienna, where over 400 women were present, the Kiev event expects several hundred participants.   During a session entitled Building Support via Sport for Women*, representatives from FGG, EGLSF, and […]

Kenya: Victory for LGBT+ community as charity wins right to be recognised

Kenya: Victory for LGBT+ community as charity wins right to be recognised

A prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya won the right to be recognised as a charity on Friday, in a Court of Appeal ruling, that could give greater freedom to persecuted sexual minorities across the country. The court ruled that the government could not use colonial-era laws, criminalising gay sex, to block the National Gay Lesbian […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]