News & Current Affairs

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

‘One Two, One Two’ Heads to Edinburgh Fringe  31 July-25 August 2019

‘One Two, One Two’ Heads to Edinburgh Fringe 31 July-25 August 2019

One Two, One Two are delighted to announce that they will debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer, with their award-winning, box office hit, Everything I Do, at Summerhall, from 31 July until 25 August 2019.   Based on personal material, Everything I Do, is an intimate and soulful music-driven theatre show, featuring original pop songs, written […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]

IDGTF 2019: Final Chance to See Week Two Shows! Festival ends on Sunday!!

IDGTF 2019: Final Chance to See Week Two Shows! Festival ends on Sunday!!

The second week of the 16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is almost drawing to its close! Saturday night will see the last performances, and the IDGTF hold their annual Gala Night on Sunday, 19 May at 8.00pm. Book your tickets HERE!  Don’t forget their €10 Saturday matinees tomorrow at 2:30pm & 4pm. What’s on in Week […]

BeLonG To: National School Climate Survey

BeLonG To: National School Climate Survey

It’s 29 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality as a mental illness from the International Classification of Diseases. May 17th is now IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – a time to champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTI+ community. BeLonG To are excited to launch their first […]

Latest Rainbow Europe Report: LGBT+ community in Ireland still do not have equal rights

Latest Rainbow Europe Report: LGBT+ community in Ireland still do not have equal rights

Ireland has been ranked 17th out of 49 European countries, in the annual Rainbow Europe report on LGBT+ people’s human rights.  European election candidate, Dominic Hannigan, highlighted the ranking yesterday (16th May), saying Ireland still has “some way to go before LGBT+ people enjoy equal rights”. The Rainbow Europe report was published this week, and gives […]

George Clooney criticised by LGBT+ activists in Indonesia and Malaysia

George Clooney criticised by LGBT+ activists in Indonesia and Malaysia

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday [last], after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a “warning shot” to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws.