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US: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez for diverse Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga – Image: twitter.com

(Reuters) – Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week, alongside others, in what his transition team said would showcase a diverse America.

The two will perform at the January 20 event for the incoming 46th US president, which will also feature remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic priest, and a pastor from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Continue Reading »

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Cork: Gay Project – At Home Fitness With Aoife Cook

Welcome to this 8 Week ‘At Home Fitness Class’ for the LGBT+ Community, with Aoife Cooke.

This series was developed as a collaboration between the Gay Project, the Cork Hellhounds Rugby Club, Frontrunners Cork Running Club, Cork Rebels Football Club, and the Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Club.

Whether your goal is to lose some lockdown pounds, get some exercise into your week, or build on your existing New Year New You training, this will really help.

Classes are completely free, and will start Tuesday 19th January, at 7:30pm.

Please book your space in advance to access the zoom link, which you can find in the button below!

Register Here

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Netflix ‘Fate:The Winx Saga’ (Filmed at Kilruddery House, Bray)

Ahead of the launch of Fate: The Winx Saga (22 January) which was filmed at Kilruddery House in Bray, Netflix has released a featurette, giving you a behind the scenes look at the series, and its key characters.

FATE: THE WINX SAGA follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld, where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. From creator, Brian Young (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), FATE: THE WINX SAGA is a live-action re-imagining of the Italian cartoon series, WINX CLUB by Iginio Straffi. Continue Reading »

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Uganda: UN urges respect for LGBT+ ahead of polls

Elections billboards in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021 – Image:  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The United Nations has called for LGBT+ Ugandans to be treated with respect and dignity, following homophobic remarks by some politicians, including the president, ahead of Thursday’s polls.

Sexual minorities face widespread persecution in Uganda, where [homosexuality] is punishable by life imprisonment, and LGBT+ rights groups fear politicians exploiting anti-gay sentiment to win votes could stoke fresh attacks on the community. Continue Reading »

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Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Greetings & Happy New Year to You from the Cork Gay Project!

They have also announced that the final four instalments of The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Queer Hedge school, start again this week, on Thursday, 14th January.

This is a 12-week, online course in LGBTQ Studies, which began on 29th Oct 2020, to educate, uplift and entertain.
If you have time on your hands, you can watch any of the instalments you missed, via the link below, where you can also find the link to this week’s session.

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BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

Would you like to join the BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Services team?

They are now recruiting a Development Worker, to help them create more safe spaces for LGBTI+ youth. 

The Development Worker will ensure youth services across Ireland are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for LGBTI+ young people. They will support BeLonG To’s National Network Coordinator, supporting targeted and mainstream youth services, by providing information, advice, and training in relation to best practice, policy, and programmes. This is a full-time position, and a one-year contact, renewable subject to funding and performance.

BeLonG To are a growing organisation with a big mission, to create an Ireland where LGBTI+ youth are equal, safe, and valued. They work with LGBTI+ young people as equals, to achieve their vision through youth work, changing attitudes, and research.

They are looking for a passionate, organised individual, with experience working directly with young people, to join Their team.

If this sounds like you, apply today, and help them spread the word by sharing with your network. 

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Shades of Gay – All New LGBTI+ YouTube Show & Podcast

Listen to the all new LGBTI+ YouTube chat show
and podcast – Shades of Gay
Bringing you news, views and a touch of shade
Having launched in December of 2020, this YouTube show and podcast is already proving popular viewing. The show sees Jay Molyneux, Susan McGrady and Rob Partridge, all members of the LGBTI+ community, discuss some hot topics, followed by interviewing a special guest.
In the six episodes already released guests have included Owen Hanley, chair person of Galway Pride and Galway’s first openly LGBTI+ councillor, Daniel Considine, a journalist and voiceover artist, and Colum Sanson-Regan, an author, musician, and actor, who rescued Kylie Minogue from an abyss!

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Greece: First gay minister hopes to erode homophobia

Nicholas Yatromanolakis, Greece’s Deputy Minister of Contemporary Culture – Image: Courtesy of Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport / Thomson Reuters Foundation

Greece’s first openly gay minister said encountering homophobia in public life was “a given”, but hoped his appointment to the conservative government would make it easier for LGBT+ people to tackle discrimination.

Nicholas Yatromanolakis was named deputy minister for contemporary culture after being promoted last week, in a cabinet reshuffle, by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, aimed at boosting his government’s image as COVID-19 pummels the economy. Continue Reading »

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Gay author Corbin’s ‘Atonement Camp…’ now on Audible

Gay author, Evan J. Corbin’s book, Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes, has just released an ‘Audible’ adaptation, alongside the print and e-book adaptations. 

The story:

The oldest translation of a Gospel is returned to the world by a secret society long dedicated to its preservation. In it, Jesus explicitly condemns bigotry and homophobia.

In a new world in which LGBTQ passengers receive preferential boarding for flights, and the United States has elected its first lesbian President, Pastor Rick Harris is a stalwart, closeted preacher, who doggedly holds onto his increasingly unpopular convictions. Continue Reading »

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Sligo Pride: Tonight AGM 2021 on Zoom

Sligo Pride Public AGM

Tonight, Monday, 11th January, 2021, 7pm – 9pm

Online Meeting via Zoom Link

Sligo Pride Festival invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting tonight, Monday, January 11, at 7:00pm. Sligo Pride aims to make their AGM and committee meetings as accessible as possible, and by going online over Zoom they can beam onto your screen, and share in the spirit of Pride.

With a very busy year behind them, it is time for them to start gearing up for 2021! They invite you all to attend their online AGM over Zoom, whether you are interested in volunteering with the committee, or just learning a little more about Sligo Pride.

The meeting will look over their proposed Constitution, vote on a year 2020 review, and the election of officers to the Sligo Pride committee 2021.

Attendees can review the proposed Constitution of Sligo Pride Festival on their website, prior to the AGM. And feel free to email them at info@sligopride.com with any questions or comments before the AGM this evening, January 11th.

Visit:

www.sligopride.com/2021/01/05/link-to-sligo-pride-public-agm/

to access the Zoom link to the event.

About Sligo Pride Festival:

Sligo Pride Festival is a community-led festival for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community in Sligo and the surrounding areas. Their aim is to facilitate Pride as an annual festival, celebrating diversity and the LGBT+ movement.