Irish Festival: GAZE LGBT Film Festival opens 26th Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially opened tonight at Light House Cinema with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring in attendance as special guest of honour. The 26th festival opened with the Irish premiere of Riot, which charts and celebrates the history of LGBT activism in Australia, telling the story of the roots of Mardi Gras […]

Stand Up 2016 week Starts In Ireland

Now in its seventh year, Stand Up Week runs this week from Nov 14 – 18. 25% of post primary schools in Ireland participated last year making it one of the most important anti-bullying initiatives in the post primary school calendar. The Minister and BeLonG To are calling on even more post primary schools to participate […]

Not bad: But Could Do Better

That’s the verdict of the Global Alliance for LGBTI Education (GALE), a worldwide group campaigning for LGBTI people in education, on the state of education for LGBT people in Britain. Released on IDAHOBIT May the 17th, GALE’s research and world map puts Australia, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Malta ahead of Britain. The research looks into […]

Mervyn Kingston – August 17th, 1947 to August 2nd, 2013

Mervyn Kingston was a priest of the Church of Ireland who affirmed the Church as an integral part of the community life of South Armagh; and who affirmed the presence of gay Christians in the Church. Until ill-health forced his retirement in 2007, he was rector of Creggan, Ballymascanlon and Rathcor, parishes that cover much of […]

Transphobic Attack on Delegates at Dublin Conference

On Saturday September 8th three delegates of the fourth European Transgender Council where verbally harassed and physically attacked in the streets of Dublin when they were on their way to the conference party. One of the victims was Lauri Sivonen, Advisor to the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. The attack shows […]

Ireland Has Stand Up Awareness Week to Combat Homophobia

Ireland’s second Stand Up! Awareness Week aimed at combatting homophobia in the republic’s schools begins tomorrow.The initiative is the brainchild of campaign group BeLongTo and was first celebrated last April. Donal Óg Cusack, the out-and-proud hurling goalkeeper and ex-Rugby star Ben Cohen are going to be involved. To find out more go here. To visit the […]

Irish Schools Still Discriminate against LGB Teachers

Come out as a gay. lesbian or bisexual teacher in Ireland and you can still face the sack, according to a report in The Montreal Gazette. Irish schools can waive European legislation outlawing discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation on the grounds of their religious ethos, so gay and lesbian staff who are open […]