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Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with phone video about coming out

(Reuters) – Glasgow-based artist, Charlotte Prodger, won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on a mobile phone. For the first time, all four works shortlisted for the annual prize were films, organisers said, tackling “some of today’s most important issues, from queer identity, human-rights abuses […]

Indonesia: Vice-Presidential Candidate Has Anti-Rights Record

Indonesia: Vice-Presidential Candidate Has Anti-Rights Record

The decision by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to select Ma’ruf Amin as his vice-presidential running mate in the 2019 presidential election, raises questions about Jokowi’s commitment to improve human rights protection for all Indonesians, according to Human Rights Watch. Amin, who has been the chairman of Indonesia’s Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI), and […]

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

In Alabama, Birmingham City Council has passed city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations and employment. This ordinance is the culmination of more than ten years of work from local LGBTQ grassroots organizers, and a pro-equality coalition including Equality Alabama and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “Today, the […]

Film Review: Patti Cake$

Film Review: Patti Cake$

Directed by: Geremy Jasper – Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty If you’ve seen the trailer for this flick, where Danielle Macdonald’s Patti Cake freestyle raps her way through a drug store while her friend, Jheri (Dhananjay) acts as her MC, then you have probably gathered that this is about […]

Trump’s HIV aid cuts could cost lost lives in S. Africa, Ivory Coast

Trump’s HIV aid cuts could cost lost lives in S. Africa, Ivory Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to cut foreign aid supporting HIV/AIDS treatment could cost 9 million years of lost life in South Africa and Ivory Coast, according to a global study released on Monday. In the first study to measure the impact of cuts in global investment in HIV care in terms of health and […]

Listen: Bird & Base – Dead Lady’s Cigarettes

Listen: Bird & Base – Dead Lady’s Cigarettes

This morning, we feature Irish alt/jazz singer-songwriter, Liv Monaghan and her band, Bird & Bass, made up of  Soheil Tabrizi Zadeh (guitar) Liv Monaghan (vocals) and Sava Medan (bass) on our music slot. The band, based in Paris, released a new album on Bandcamp recently, called Relativity, and the featured track this morning is called […]

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Scott De Buitléir can see why the world is in awe of a gay Taoiseach, but the Irish aren’t.