News & Current Affairs

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India’s transgender community took to social media on Monday, to urge the president to stop a bill that aimed to protect them, concerned it required them to register to be legally deemed trans, and failed to crackdown on sexual abuse. Tagging the president’s Twitter handle, and using #StopTransBill2019, trans people, campaigners and supporters tweeted against […]

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

(Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court, and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open, but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended the […]

The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball 2020!

The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball 2020!

The Westmeath Bachelor Competition, one of the County’s most famous and recognisable events, is back under a new guise in 2020, and this time on a national and international level. The organising committee are aiming to put St. Patrick’s Weekend in Mullingar firmly on the map nationally. The Competition Directors, Tomas and Niamh Nally, and […]

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

Guidelines to teach same-sex relationships to the 1 million children at Church of England (CofE) schools were dismissed by activists on Friday, as “underwhelming”, as the church stepped into the ongoing debate over age-appropriate sex education. The church’s eight-point charter, to which CofE schools and others can sign up, said it sought to balance a […]

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 A Joint Response from BeLonG To and TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland Signed by Moninne Griffith and Sara Phillips of BeLonG To and TENI: Like many members of the LGBTI+ community, we have been waiting for news about the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. At […]

IDGTF 2020: Festival Submissions Deadline, Party Boy & Tickets

IDGTF 2020: Festival Submissions Deadline, Party Boy & Tickets

IDGTF are now accepting submissions for their 2020 festival! The deadline is 1 December 2019. Please click here for submission details. They are also very excited to announce that one of their box office hits from the 2019 festival, Party Boy, is heading to London! Please come out and show your support at the Fundraiser Table Quiz, at […]

NI: The Doorman & The Duck – Europa Hotel Xmas Video

NI: The Doorman & The Duck – Europa Hotel Xmas Video

Move over John Lewis, there’s a new Irish star this Christmas. Hastings Hotels has launched its heart-warming 2019 festive campaign, The Doorman and the Duck. This beautiful tale begins on a dark, stormy night, when the little duckling gets separated from his family, and finds a warm welcome at one of Belfast’s most famous landmarks, […]