Well, can you Adam-and-Steve it, folks, it’s been thirteen whole days since the last Gaelick news round-up? (I blame a big ol’ heterosexual wedding for that – oh, the oppression! – but stay tuned to Gaelick for more of that anon…)
So, what has been happening in that intervening period? Lesbian LOLs? Sapphic surprises? Dishing the dykey dirt? Well, here you are:
- Poor HAL has been continuing the endurance test that is watching and recapping the Real L Word. She is quite the selfless sister.
- Oh yes, and we had the 12th July events up in Norn Iron. It’s timely, then, to direct you to an article of ours from a few months back on the love that Orangemen everywhere dare not mention: the fact that William of Orange was (more than likely) a flaming ‘mo.
- Gooner gave it up for the real, non-airbrushed women who are gradually making forays into the cosmetics and fashion world.
- I have to confess to almost snotting myself at times while watching the “Funny or Die” spoof of those hot girl-on-girl phone lines. You know, those cringingly awful ones that are advertised on TV after you’ve staggered in from t’pub?
- CanuckJacq cut through the nonsense flying around the interwebs over the pretty awful and very public break-up between Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels.
- The lovely Lucy Kennedy was the latest addition to our Álainn or Appallin’ polls. So far, 71% of voters say that she’s Álainn. Only 71%?! What is wrong with you people??
- Slayer told us about Roman Catholic bastion of the world number 87,831,023, Argentina, which passed a law which provides for marriage equality. That’s in addition to the likes of Spain, Portugal, Mexico City, and so on.
- We ran our competition for 2-for-1 entry into last night’s Rock.Indie.Pop (if you missed it, you missed out!).
That was followed by an interview with one of the DJs on the night, the fabulous Scarlett Nymph of Sedition Industries.
- HAL met with entrepreneur, Grace O’Sullivan, who went from riding to roidin’ to run Ireland’s excellent online sex toy retailer, Secrets Ireland. And not an unnecessary giggle or whiff of Irish-Catholic guilt in sight.
- We were informed by Gooner of the new women’s night in Dublin, Miss-Match, which is aimed at over-25s and takes place in the plush surrounds of the Morrison Hotel.
- OMFG, Tori Amos!! Yep, Tori played the Iveagh Gardens on 16th July. Whether you think she’s god, or you think she sounds like a bag o’ cats, she’s definitely queer-tastic.
- One of our new contributors, Cherry Bomb, reviewed The Runaways, the new Joan Jett/Cherie Curry biopic starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. Have a goo to find out her verdict!
- Oh yes! Our mistress of the code managed to sort out the bugs which were causing Gaelick’s front page to look a right mess on the iPhone.
It should be all better now – let us know if you’ve any problems with it!
- Oh, us gays and gossip. There were rumours flying around that President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, was considering referring the Civil Partnership Bill to the Supreme Court, rather than signing it into law right away.
But, after all that, sign it she did. One of our readers, Soapie, gives her thoughts about the Civil Partnership Act.
What do you think about the Civil Partnership law? You can vote and comment in our latest poll.
- There was news of the EuroPride celebrations in Warsaw going off, but not exactly without a hitch.
The events courageously and proudly went ahead, despite anti-gay protests which included petitions to stop the parade, and pelting participants with eggs, stones, rockets and used nappies.
- There was news, via Activelink, of a conference taking place in Kerry, on the issue of violence against women and children.
The conference is hosted by Open Door Network, and takes place on 19th November 2010.
- Wednesay saw the launch of LGBT Diversity, a nationwide project to build strength in and support for LGBT communities beyond Ireland’s cities.
- There was much love, too, for the women who don’t conform to pretty-girl stereotypes: butch, trans, boi, genderqueer. How ever you identify, we love it.
- There was the unfortunate news of the technical glitch affecting the nominations for this year’s GALAS Awards.
All of the data were sadly lost, so if you had voted before Friday, make sure you do so again!
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