You may have recently seen the powerful new video online about trans* rights in Europe. Behind this powerful and affecting short film was a tight-knit Irish team, including director Bob Gallgher, who told Gaelick about the making of the film.
There are countless articles discussing the ‘topical issues’ of marriage equality and LGBT rights — but above all, these are human issues. In the second in our series featuring some of the LBT* women of Ireland, Tipperary-based Lisa shares her story, positive experiences and advice.
Having made its way through the Seanad, the Gender Recognition Bill will today be debated by TDs in the Dáil for the first time. The debate begins after 10:45am, and again later after 12:20pm. You can watch the debate live online here, or on television (UPC channel 207).
Dylan Walsh of new Dublin band, Elm, took time out of their absolutely bonkers schedule to talk to Gaelick about forming, touring, debut videos, future plans and being in a merry band of LGBTers. (Hint: it’s just like being in a merry band of straighters.)
Rebecca Pedlow is a journalist-turned-chef who was struck with an idea when organising her civil partnership and hen night. It was tough finding the things she wanted, so she decided to set up her own company.
Tomorrow, a Volunteer Convention for the Yes campaign takes place in Dublin city centre. It’s organised by Yes Equality – get in touch for details! Here are some highlights of what else is coming up over the next few days.
Last November, The Trailblazery arrived in Co. Clare for “Living on the Edge.” There, in The Great Hall of the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Orla Vaughan addressed the assembled crowd. This is Orla’s story.
A largely unchanged starting side has been named, as Ireland prepare to take on the English in Ashbourne this Friday night. At the half-way point in this year’s Six Nations, the fixture will be streamed live online by the IRFU.
This evening, the Children and Family Relationships Bill will be introduced to Dáil Éireann for the first time. The Bill, which was published last week, will be debated after 5pm tonight, as well as tomorrow and on Thursday.
Ahead of the release of their debut music video, Elm is one to watch – and not just because all of the band members are on the LGBT team (although, of course, that helps). Keep an eye and ear out for their distinctive sound!