News & Current Affairs

The Everyman: Lisa Hannigan ‘Behind the Curtain’ Online

The Everyman: Lisa Hannigan ‘Behind the Curtain’ Online

The Everyman & Islander present… LISA HANNIGAN ‘Behind the Curtain’ Live Video Stream from The Everyman’s Stage Online event – 8pm, Friday 7th May 2021 Tickets €25 (single viewer) – €30 (multiple viewer) The Everyman and Islander are thrilled to launch the second in the series of their live streamed monthly Friday night sessions, ‘Behind the […]

Japan urged to outlaw LGBT+ discrimination before Olympics

Japan urged to outlaw LGBT+ discrimination before Olympics

As sports fans count down to the start of the Tokyo Olympics in July, the eyes of LGBT+ activists are firmly focused on Japan’s parliament, with the goal of using the global spotlight to end discrimination against gay, bisexual, and transgender people. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to […]

‘Moffie’ director Hermanus on racism and homophobia

‘Moffie’ director Hermanus on racism and homophobia

(Reuters) – South African director Oliver Hermanus says he wants to outrage audiences with his BAFTA-nominated film ‘Moffie’, to help them understand the nature of racism [and homophobia]. Set in 1981 South Africa, Moffie, a derogatory slang term for being gay, depicts the brutal military service young white men had to complete during apartheid.

Dustin Lance Black urges UK to ban LGBT+ conversion therapy

Dustin Lance Black urges UK to ban LGBT+ conversion therapy

Oscar-winning screenwriter and film maker, Dustin Lance Black, on Wednesday accused Britain of “ignoring the lives of queer people”, by failing to fulfill a three-year promise to ban LGBT+ conversion therapy. The United Nations has called for the practice, which aims to alter a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, to be outlawed globally.

Arkansas: Legislators override transban veto

Arkansas: Legislators override transban veto

  (Reuters) – Arkansas on Tuesday became the first US state to ban certain types of treatment for transgender youth, overriding a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson, and inviting lawsuits from civil rights groups that have vowed to stop it. The law threatens any healthcare professional, who provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or gender-affirming surgery […]

Netflix:  Bridgerton S2 – Irish Actor Calam Lynch

Netflix: Bridgerton S2 – Irish Actor Calam Lynch

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.  From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no […]

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

(Reuters) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth. But his veto could be overridden by a simple majority vote in the Arkansas Senate and House, which passed the bill […]

Film Review & Trailer: Godzilla vs Kong

Film Review & Trailer: Godzilla vs Kong

Directed by: Adam Wingard Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir Available to purchase for viewing on premium digital services from March 31st So the first of the year’s blockbusters has arrived, and instead of settling down to watch it on […]

2021 Golden Fleece Award Winners Announced

2021 Golden Fleece Award Winners Announced

Winners of the annual Golden Fleece Award have been announced in a brand new sleek virtual video presentation, profiling the winning artists and their work. A record 229 eligible applications were received for the Award this year, with 175 Visual Art entries and 54 Craft + Applied Art submissions. The quality of this year’s applications was outstanding, and they are […]

Dutch couples mark 20th anniversary of first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Twenty years ago, Dutch couple Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker made history when they tied the knot in the world’s first legally-recognised same-sex wedding in the Netherlands. They were among four gay couples – three male and one female – to be married shortly after midnight by the mayor of Amsterdam on April […]