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Cork City’s 5th Annual LGBT Awareness Week: May 11th to 17th, 2015

Cork City’s 5th Annual LGBT Awareness Week: May 11th to 17th, 2015

In 2014, the Lord Mayor, flanked by City Councillors of all parties, formally raised the Rainbow Flag on City Hall, and Cork made history by becoming the first civic or public building to do so. In 2015, to inaugurate LGBT Awareness Week, the Lord Mayor, with the Interagency Steering Group, will raise the  Rainbow flag […]

Chocolate Milkshake – Seeking The Perfect Match

Chocolate Milkshake – Seeking The Perfect Match

Andy Cast ponders on our quest for a perfect partner Many years ago I wrote an article about ‘The search for Chocolate milkshake’. Basically, two of my single friends and I had debated our desire to find the perfect partner and when was it right to ‘settle’. I used the analogy of a chocolate milkshake […]

Review of DCU Debate on the Marriage Referendum‏

Review of DCU Debate on the Marriage Referendum‏

Alan Lambert gives us a run-down on the recent (9th April) marriage referendum debate held at Dublin City University (DCU). Speakers were Sen. Katherine Zappone, John Lyons TD,Sen. Ronan Mullen and Keith Mills. It’s just after 7pm as Senator Ronan Mullen enters a packed DCU auditorium; he’s greeted with friendly smiles, handshakes and air kisses […]

LGBT Parenting: A Look At Fostering in Ireland

LGBT Parenting: A Look At Fostering in Ireland

In the first of our series on LGBT parenting, EILE Magazine takes a look at fostering in Ireland Fostering has always had a special place in Ireland, to the point where it is an integral part of Gaelic mythology – Cú Chulainn himself was fostered by King Conchubhar of Ulster. Fast forward a few thousand years, […]

GLEN: 2013 A “Historic” Year for Irish LGBT People

GLEN: 2013 A “Historic” Year for Irish LGBT People

Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network has dubbed 2013 “a year of further great progress” for gay and lesbian people in Ireland in various areas, including marriage, schools, mental health and in the workplace. The rights group notes that in a twenty-year period, Ireland has moved from being one of the most inhospitable countries for lesbian, […]

African Pride: LGBT Life in South Africa

African Pride: LGBT Life in South Africa

“A lot of the arguments that are used in South Africa… is that being gay is somehow ‘un-African’. It’s somehow white, Western or colonial. What this documentary is about is the people who are standing up and saying; ‘actually, no – I was born in this township, I grew up here, this is where I […]

Youth Suicide: Ireland’s Silent Serial Killer

Youth Suicide: Ireland’s Silent Serial Killer

Kirstin Stoddart is a writer and producer originally from Australia, but now based in Wiltshire in the UK. Here, she writes about a killer that the Irish are still afraid to talk about. Her play, BRB, takes place later this evening in Cork. If there were a serial killer going around and targeting teenagers, Ireland would be […]