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‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána, when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in Gardaí as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar […]

Portugal: Stephan Elliott’s Film Directing Workshop 6-7 April

Portugal: Stephan Elliott’s Film Directing Workshop 6-7 April

A Film Directing Workshop, led by Stephen Elliott, aims to help develop Film Directing skills, with very knowledgeable and inspiring writer/directors, giving insight into how the process of writing and directing influences the final film, and how perspective is important to a Director’s career. Stephan Elliott directed The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and […]

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

Wrestling has historically been male only, though it has now evolved to include all gender types. The sport itself, however, has not traditionally been open to LGBTQ participation. Any representation of the community, within the theatrical side of the sport, has included overt racial and ethnic characters, that exaggerated their feminine characteristics. Most LGBTQ wrestlers […]

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card.

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Days after Kevin Hart was named as the host of next year’s Oscars, the US comedian has had to pull out in the wake of criticism over past homophobic tweets. But he is not the first celebrity to be caught out over anti-gay slurs. Here are three other examples: Manny Pacquiao

IDGTF: Christmas Market, Opening Night Vouchers, Volunteers & More!

IDGTF: Christmas Market, Opening Night Vouchers, Volunteers & More!

The IDGTF are at the George’s Bar for Gay Theatre @ A Fabulous Christmas Market, on 15 December, from 12 noon to 6pm. You can also get Opening Night vouchers for the 2019 festival, T-shirts, and books at the market on the day, and these are also available on-line. IDGTF Festival Submissions:

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland have congratulated their partners, Pride in Newry, on being chosen to host next year’s 2019 UK & Ireland Pride Festival and Parade. They say the team have worked very hard in increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT people in Newry, and beyond. The Rainbow Project said: