Events

ClexaCon, The Largest LGBTQ Multi-fandom Convention in the world, is going to London!

ClexaCon, The Largest LGBTQ Multi-fandom Convention in the world, is going to London!

Putting Queer Women’s Stories and Voices on the Big and Small Screen Front and Center ClexaCon, the largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ women and allies, usually held in Las Vegas, is, for the first time ever, also kicking off in London in Autumn this year. Building on the massive success of ClexaCon, which has taken place […]

Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, receives inaugural Vanguard Award from GAZE LGBT Film Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival has presented Dr. Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, with the festival’s inaugural Vanguard Award.  The award was presented by filmmaker, John Butler, on the closing night of the hugely popular film festival in Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin. The special Vanguard Award was created this year by the GAZE […]

Festival Review: Beatyard – Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Festival Review: Beatyard – Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Frances Winston reviews the multi-entertainment 3-day festival that is Beatyard, which took place at Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the weekend, and showed her skills at making crisp sambos to boot!   Beatyard –  Dun Laoghaire Harbour August 3rd, 4th and 5th Anyone familiar with Bodytonic’s fab bars, like the Bernard Shaw and MVP, or the […]

Irish Women’s Hockey Team: Green Army Homecoming Information

Irish Women’s Hockey Team: Green Army Homecoming Information

The World Cup silver medal winning squad will arrive into Dublin Airport at 12:30/12:45 today in Terminal 1. Hockey fans and supporters will get their chance to celebrate with the Irish Women’s Hockey Team, following their recent success at the Women’s Hockey World Cup. A special event hosted by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Nial Ring, and […]

Russia: Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

Russia: Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

(Reuters) Russian police detained around 25 gay rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg on Saturday (4th August) according to Reuters witnesses. A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally. Organisers had said they would stage one-man protests to demand […]

Jerusalem: Gay Pride parade goes ahead amid tight security

Jerusalem: Gay Pride parade goes ahead amid tight security

Some 20,000 people turned out on Thursday last (2nd) for Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride parade, flanked by police officers after threats by some Jewish activists to disrupt the celebration. They waved rainbow flags and a few Israeli ones with rainbow motifs as they processed through the Jewish part of Jerusalem on a march that went […]

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

(Reuters) Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Russia were among the thousands of people convening in Paris on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 10th Gay Games, which aim to raise awareness about LGBT rights. They paraded behind their respective national flags in a stadium in western Paris, in celebrations attended by Mayor Anne […]