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Netflix: Shadow and Bone – Irish Actor Danielle Galligan

Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she […]

IDGTF 2021: Bursaries for LGBTQ+ writers

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival comes of age in 2021. They want to celebrate their 18th birthday, but as they have no stages available during the pandemic, the much anticipated festival cannot go on. However, they are determined to continue to support artists and LGBTQ+ theatre at this challenging time. Thanks to the Arts Council and […]

Global same-sex marriage 20 years after Dutch first

[20 years ago yesterday] one lesbian couple and three gay couples tied the knot in Amsterdam’s city hall,  making history, as the Netherlands became the first country to allow same-sex marriage, a step since followed by nearly 30 other nations. During the two decades since the law took effect, thousands of gay and lesbian couples […]

England rugby proposes trans women height/weight limits

Image: nbcnews.com (AP Andre Penner) The body that runs English rugby union outlined plans on Wednesday to limit the height and weight of transgender players in the women’s game, amid a global furore over fair play in competitive sport. Trans women who are taller than 170cm, weigh more than 90kg, or both, may have to […]

US: Celebrities defend trans rights

Hundreds of celebrities joined advocacy groups in an open letter on Wednesday in support of transgender rights, criticising a raft of US states that want to bar young, trans Americans from playing school sports or getting medical help. The signatories – from feminist Gloria Steinem and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, to actor Regina King and […]

US: Arkansas to ban trans care for minors

Arkansas lawmakers voted this week to stop doctors from providing gender transition-related care to minors, a measure which – if signed into law by the Republican governor – would make it the first US state to ban such treatment for transgender youth. Healthcare professionals who provide puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or gender-affirming surgery to minors, […]

Cork Gay Project – Counselling Services

1-1 and Group Counselling Services Turn2me and Insight Matters The Gay Project team knows that the last year has been tough. That’s why they’ve attached some information about LGBT aware and inclusive counselling services, which you can access online. For more information see the links attached. Turn2Me.ie

US: HRC & Lyft to Give Ride Credits to Trans Community

Yesterday, the US-based Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced a partnership between its Transgender Justice Initiative and Lyft, to provide free transportation to transgender and non-binary individuals in need. This initiative was launched in an effort to help address the epidemic of violence against the Black and Brown transgender community.

Trans politicians around the world

Rachel Levine made history [last] week as the first openly transgender person confirmed in a top government job by the US Senate, with senators voting 52-48 to approve her appointment as assistant health secretary in Joe Biden’s administration. A professor of paediatrics and psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine, Levine led Pennsylvania’s response to […]

Ohio: Professor against trans pronouns can sue university

Ohio: Professor against trans pronouns can sue university

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday revived a philosophy professor’s lawsuit against a public university in southern Ohio that reprimanded him for refusing to address a transgender student by her preferred pronouns.ge The 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals said Nicholas Meriwether can try to prove Shawnee State University violated his First Amendment […]