News & Current Affairs

FGG: Afro Games 9-14 December 2018

FGG: Afro Games 9-14 December 2018

The FGG is delighted to announce the first LGBT+ international sports event in Africa! The event is being organised in partnership with South African FGG member organisation, KZN LGBT Recreation. For updates, you can follow at: Facebook.com/AfroGames2018

Taste Kildare for free for a year!

Taste Kildare for free for a year!

To celebrate the Taste of Kildare food festival, organisers County Kildare Tourism are giving one lucky winner the chance to dine out for a year in 12 of Kildare’s best restaurants. The winner can eat out once a month and experience some of the county’s best food and hospitality.

Film Review & Trailer: The Incredibles 2

Film Review & Trailer: The Incredibles 2

Frances Winston reviews the long-awaited second movie in The Incredibles franchise Directed by: Brad Bird – Starring the voices of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson It’s taken 14 years for this sequel to reach our screens, and while the voice actors may be older and grizzlier, their on-screen […]

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a […]

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in […]

Trans Film-maker Screens Ground-breaking Story Of Trans Male Pregnancy  ‘A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE’ At The Galway Film Fleadh

Trans Film-maker Screens Ground-breaking Story Of Trans Male Pregnancy ‘A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE’ At The Galway Film Fleadh

Groundbreaking trans pregnancy documentary, A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE, screened at the 30th Anniversary of Galway Film Fleadh last night (Friday 13th). It had launched as the centrepiece film at BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival in a three night sell-out run, where they had got a standing ovation, and was produced by BFI’s Vision award-winning producer, […]

Preview: GAZE Film Festival 2018 plus festival promo trailer!

Preview: GAZE Film Festival 2018 plus festival promo trailer!

Frances Winston previews this year’s GAZE Film Festival Now in its 26th year, and a staple of the August Bank Holiday weekend, the GAZE LGBT Film Festival remains one of the highlights of the queer calendar, showcasing the best of LGBT cinema. Given the ever-decreasing funding available to arts ventures, to have reached a quarter-century […]