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US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalised across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change. Biases declined both in states that legalised gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

2019: ‘Walk The Long Table’ Returns For Cork Midsummer Festival

2019: ‘Walk The Long Table’ Returns For Cork Midsummer Festival

Twice daily: 12,13,14, 19, 20 and 21 June 2019, 2.30pm & 3.00pm  as part of Cork Midsummer Festival Duration: 3 hours Tickets €85 pp – includes 8 courses and paired drinks, go on sale May 2 via corkmidsummer.com Experience Cork’s Long Table guided by the restaurateurs, meet the people behind the scenes at their premises, […]

European Parliament condemns Brunei over ‘retrograde’ anti gay law

European Parliament condemns Brunei over ‘retrograde’ anti gay law

The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing “retrograde” anti-gay legislation. The Muslim-majority sultanate has drawn global condemnation from the United Nations, governments, and a host of celebrities, for introducing the latest stage of Sharia laws on April 3. It began rolling out the Islamic criminal laws in 2014. The resolution adopted by […]

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

NI: Dali-icious art break in Belfast’s Culloden Estate this June

NI: Dali-icious art break in Belfast’s Culloden Estate this June

The largest collection of Dali’s works seen in Ireland, plus collections from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Banksy, will form the centrepiece of Art In The Garden at the five-star Culloden Estate, Belfast, from June 15-30. In conjunction with Gormleys Fine Art, 14 pieces from the Dali Universe in Switzerland will lead the exhibition, containing more than 120 […]

IDGTF 2019: Minister Josepha Madigan Launches 16th IDGTF Programme

IDGTF 2019: Minister Josepha Madigan Launches 16th IDGTF Programme

The 16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Ireland’s most exciting and diverse theatre festival, returns to the capital from May 6th to 19th, kicking off the summer season with 21 world class performances from the four corners of the world, across 5 Stages, for two glorious weeks this May.  The festival, the largest LGBT+ theatre […]

Matthew Shepard: Judy Shepard To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Matthew Shepard: Judy Shepard To Receive Honorary Doctorate

On Saturday, May 18th, the University of Wyoming will present LGBTQ+ civil rights activist and President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Judy Shepard, with its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree. The Doctor of Humane Letters degree, given during the 2019 commencement ceremony, is given to an individual(s) that exemplifies the values of excellence, service […]