News & Current Affairs

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

By Clare Kenny Generation Z is growing up in a contradictory time. One minute they are told by world leaders that they are the future, the next they see an article – about climate crisis, COVID-19, you name it – that tells them we may not have a future. What I know is that listening […]

England to allow trans women play rugby

England to allow trans women play rugby

A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday, in the latest split over trans competitors in sport. World Rugby, which controls international matches, banned trans women from international female games last week, saying they were a […]

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

More than USD100,000 has been donated to support the first Gay Games to be held in Asia! With just over two years to go until the Gay Games are hosted in Hong Kong and in Asia for the first time, support for the Games continues to gather pace. The significant crowdfunding milestone of USD100,000 has […]

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

ARDÚ A Street Art Initiative celebrating Cork city’s traditions, history, resolution, and art. From now until 31st October 2020 Various Locations, Cork City Featuring street murals by Shane O’Driscoll, MASER, Deirdre Breen, Peter Martin, Garreth Joyce, James Earley and Aches Cork City Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland are delighted to support a new art […]

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

Almost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity, with comments such as ‘that’s so gay’ regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday. Just under 99% of LGBT students, aged between 13 and 21, reported hearing disparaging comments about their sexuality or […]

Gay Games Hong Kong: Women in Sports Webinar

Gay Games Hong Kong: Women in Sports Webinar

Women in Sports Webinar 15th October 2020 – 7pm Hong Kong Time (12 noon Irish Time) Gay Games 11 Hong Kong will take place 11-19 November 2022, and they expect 12,000 participants and 75,000 spectators, under the theme ‘Unity in Diversity’. They are working hard to make sure many of these participants are women, transgender, […]

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

(Reuters) – Paulo Batista is lifting weights and hitting the books, striving to fulfil his father’s dying wish for him to join the US military. But he says all he has heard from the armed forces is either silence or a door slamming shut. Batista is transgender, effectively banned from military service, under a policy […]

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

“I come from a long line of historians in my family. I’m also a voracious reader. I recalled something that I’d read about the griots of Western Africa, the storytellers who pass on the oral history and traditions of their people. Some griots can recite up to 500 years of their people’s history from memory. […]

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

‘Coming out as transgender was complicated, but on National Coming Out Day, I am now empowered to take ownership of my story’ Transman Isaac S is a volunteer with Just Like Us, which sends LGBT+ ambassadors into schools in the UK to tell their stories Some say that in an ideal world, no one would […]

Irish Film: ‘Wolfwalkers’ official trailer and poster launched

Irish Film: ‘Wolfwalkers’ official trailer and poster launched

The official trailer and artwork for the highly anticipated animated feature, WOLFWALKERS, was launched at New York Comic Con.  The release of the trailer, which features the song, ‘Running With The Wolves’, from Norwegian artist, AURORA, came ahead of the film’s BFI London Film Festival screening this weekend, and its UK and Irish cinema release […]