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Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

European Lesbian* Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, 12-14 April 2019

European Lesbian* Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, 12-14 April 2019

  The second European Lesbian* Conference  will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, from 12 – 14 April 2019.   Based on attendance at the 2017 conference in Vienna, where over 400 women were present, the Kiev event expects several hundred participants.   During a session entitled Building Support via Sport for Women*, representatives from FGG, EGLSF, and […]

Kenya: Victory for LGBT+ community as charity wins right to be recognised

Kenya: Victory for LGBT+ community as charity wins right to be recognised

A prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya won the right to be recognised as a charity on Friday, in a Court of Appeal ruling, that could give greater freedom to persecuted sexual minorities across the country. The court ruled that the government could not use colonial-era laws, criminalising gay sex, to block the National Gay Lesbian […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]

World premiere of SONIA – a play celebrating living legend Sonia O’Sullivan

World premiere of SONIA – a play celebrating living legend Sonia O’Sullivan

SONIA A PLAY CELEBRATING ONE OF IRELAND’S GREATEST LIVING LEGENDS: SONIA O’SULLIVAN  Coming June 2019 to Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, and The Everyman, Cork CallBack Theatre in association with Friars’ Gate Theatre are delighted to announce details of the world premiere production of SONIA – a play celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest living […]

Live Collision Arts Festival Announces Programme – Project Arts Centre 24-27 April

Live Collision Arts Festival Announces Programme – Project Arts Centre 24-27 April

Live Collision International Festival announces its 2019 programme, which takes over the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 24-27 April This leading live art festival will present 38+ groundbreaking artists from across Europe, the UK, and Ireland, and host 15 premieres over 4 days Highlights include the highly acclaimed UK theatre pieces, Cock and Bull by Nic […]