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Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

(Reuters) – Chinese gaming company, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, said on Friday that a US national security panel approved the $620 million sale of popular gay dating app, Grindr, to an investor group called San Vicente Acquisition LLC. The panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), ordered Kunlun last year to […]

AIDS took away our freedom – the pandemic is doing the same, says Patti Smith

AIDS took away our freedom – the pandemic is doing the same, says Patti Smith

Since punk rock pioneer Patti Smith agreed to write the introduction to a new version of “De Profundis”, the anguished letter Oscar Wilde wrote from jail to his former lover, she has had plenty of opportunity to reflect on incarceration. Smith, whose poetic lyrics and androgynous appearance earned her cult status in the 1970s, should […]

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

A top UN expert urged global governments on Monday to ban the “degrading” practice, known as conversion therapy, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The call came as new United Nations research said the widely discredited treatment was used in at least 100 countries, despite no scientific evidence that sexual […]

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the US, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the US gay rights movement. Pride celebrations have come under criticism for becoming heavily commercialised, and straying from their roots, and the outrage sparked by the killing of […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

Droichead Arts Centre young filmmakers showcase

Droichead Arts Centre young filmmakers showcase

Droichead Arts Centre’s doors may be closed at the moment, however, their creativity and community continues despite the restrictions. The arts centre, which is celebrating its 30th year, has been working on its summer arts programme behind the scenes, and has been exploring different ways to work on planned programmes.  They want to continue to […]

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]