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AIDS took away our freedom – the pandemic is doing the same, says Patti Smith

AIDS took away our freedom – the pandemic is doing the same, says Patti Smith

Since punk rock pioneer Patti Smith agreed to write the introduction to a new version of “De Profundis”, the anguished letter Oscar Wilde wrote from jail to his former lover, she has had plenty of opportunity to reflect on incarceration. Smith, whose poetic lyrics and androgynous appearance earned her cult status in the 1970s, should […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber, Eric, had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk, and had to be hospitalised. “I was in the hospital for a week and four days. I nearly lost my life,” said Eric, 26, by phone from […]

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

A Ugandan court on Monday ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people, jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus, after public prosecutors withdrew the charges. The 13 gay men, two bisexual men, and four transgender women, were arrested on March 29, when police raided an LGBT+ shelter on the outskirts of Kampala. […]

Costa Rica: Lawmakers criticise delay on gay marriage

Costa Rica: Lawmakers criticise delay on gay marriage

Lawmakers and government officials in Costa Rica on Wednesday chided fellow politicians trying to delay a landmark gay marriage ruling, an effort which ended in a punch-up between members of a leading political party. Costa Rica’s constitutional court voted in August 2018 to legalise gay marriage, with the ruling to take effect on May 26 […]

Cork: The Everyman – Response to Covid-19 Restrictions

Cork: The Everyman – Response to Covid-19 Restrictions

The Everyman, the 650 seat Victorian gem in the heart of Cork, originally opened it’s doors in 1897 and it is the oldest purpose-built theatre building in the city. Like all other venues, it is currently closed and now that the Government have advised that theatres won’t re-open until August 10 (Phase 5) we know […]

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

(Reuters) – South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data, credit card statements, and CCTV footage on Tuesday, to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capital’s biggest novel coronavirus clusters. More than 100 new cases linked to the nightclubs have brought fears of a second wave of infections, in […]