News & Current Affairs

Netflix: Fate – The Winx Saga Season 2 Commences Production in Wicklow

Netflix: Fate – The Winx Saga Season 2 Commences Production in Wicklow

Production has commenced on Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2, in County Wicklow. New cast members include Brandon Grace as Grey, Éanna Hardwicke as Sebastian, and Paulina Chávez as Flora.  Returning cast members include Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as […]

Cork City: Design POP Line-up 27-29 August

Cork City: Design POP Line-up 27-29 August

DESIGN POP LINE-UP: Seven pavilions featuring collaborators Maser, Currabinny Foods, CCAE, Ballymaloe, PlayNice Studio, The River Lee + many more, PLUS over 15 outdoor events at Wandesford Quay   Happening across Cork city – on the ground and online, 27th – 29th August 2021

Olympics: Japan should tackle discrimination in sport

Olympics: Japan should tackle discrimination in sport

(Reuters) – Japan should use the Olympics as a chance to commit to tackling discrimination, over gender identity and sexual orientation in sport, and prevent physical abuse of youth athletes, activists said on Monday, just days before the start of the Tokyo Games. Though known for its strong civil society and democracy, Japan had serious […]

NHL: Prokop first player with contract to say he is gay

NHL: Prokop first player with contract to say he is gay

(Reuters) – Nashville Predators’ 19-year-old defence-man, Luke Prokop, said on Monday he was gay, becoming the first active player with an NHL contract to come out publicly. Prokop, a native of Edmonton in Canada, was a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft , and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Nashville in December.

UFC fighter Molly McCann writes coming-out book

UFC fighter Molly McCann writes coming-out book

(Reuters) – UFC fighter Molly McCann has faced some tough opponents in the octagon, but it is her struggle before coming out as gay that is the subject of her new book, ‘Be True To You’, which she has written to help young people discuss their sexuality. Known to fans as ‘Meatball’, the 31-year-old flyweight […]

An Evening With Armistead Maupin

An Evening With Armistead Maupin

AN EVENING WITH ARMISTEAD MAUPIN LONDON DATE ANNOUNCED AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL WITH SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEWER GRAHAM NORTON! TICKETS on sale now! Following a hugely successful UK tour in 2019, bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin, is heading back out on the road in 2021.  The tour takes in 6 dates, that […]

Film Review & Trailer: Space Jam – A New Legacy

Film Review & Trailer: Space Jam – A New Legacy

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee – Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza In cinemas now! A full 25 years after Space Jam comes this sequel. Although in the absence of Michael Jordan, current LA Lakers star, LeBron James, takes the helm, playing a fictionalised […]

Film Review: Escape Room – Tournament of Champions

Film Review: Escape Room – Tournament of Champions

By Frances Winston Directed by: Adam Robitel – Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero, Isabelle Fuhrman, Deborah Ann Woll In cinemas now! As soon as Escape Rooms became a popular pastime, and ‘bonding experience’, it was only going to be a matter of time before someone made a […]

Cameroon: Trans woman describes ‘hell’ of prison

(Reuters) – The five months that two transgender women in Cameroon spent in prison were ‘hell’, one of them told Reuters on Friday after they were released, describing how they were initially forced to sleep with chains around their legs. Shakiro and Patricia left Douala’s main prison in a taxi, after a judge ordered them […]

Colorado: Trans farmers raise alpaca, patrol for threats

Colorado: Trans farmers raise alpaca, patrol for threats

(Reuters) – The ranch hand walks along rocky ground, the beam of her flashlight cutting through the moonlit night. She holds a shotgun loosely at her side, during her patrol of an alpaca ranch, founded as a haven for transgender and non-binary people. Penny Logue, who grew up on a farm, started the Tenacious Unicorn […]