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Cork: ‘CONTACT’ – Pop-Up Theatre – Corcadorca & Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork: ‘CONTACT’ – Pop-Up Theatre – Corcadorca & Cork Midsummer Festival

CONTACT A travelling pop-up theatre performance Presented by Corcadorca and Cork Midsummer Festival with support from The Arts Council, Cork City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme Date: 11-14 June, 18-21 June 2020 Various locations around Cork City Corcadorca has been at the heart of civic celebrations in Cork since the Trial of Jesus on Patrick’s Hill for […]

Father’s Day gifts from Gifted Fair online

Father’s Day gifts from Gifted Fair online

Just in time for Father’s Day, Ireland’s largest contemporary crafts and design fair, Gifted, has launched an online site featuring the best makers from the annual event at the RDS. Giftedfromireland.com is a curated hub, featuring the very best in Irish craft and design, direct from many of the country’s most talented makers.

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd has prompted LGBT+ groups to shift the focus of Pride events to racial justice. Organisers of LGBT+ Pride events in major US cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the killing of a black […]

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina’s largest newspaper on Wednesday published an obituary filling several pages with the names of more than 300 women and girls, killed because of their gender, calling attention to the growing crime of femicide. The Clarin newspaper printed the list to mark the five-year anniversary of the South American country’s first ‘Not One Less’ march, […]

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

With protests over racial injustice continuing to roil the United States, Queer Eye star, Karamo Brown, has called on LGBT+ people to recognise the racism and transphobia in the community, and remember the radical roots of the gay rights movement. Brown, the culture expert on Netflix’s reality makeover show, which begins its fifth season on […]

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video, suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights, was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday, after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted online this week, shows a boy going from joy to heartbreak as he discovers his new parents are men.

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a backlash against LGBT+ rights in Eastern Europe. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), part of the Council of Europe, renewed a […]