RTE says it is a channel for the people, but RTE either does not know who the people are or it does not care.
Very quietly, May is creeping into our lives, and with it, the Dublin Gay Theatre festival. This has been an excellent festival in recent years and this year should be no exception.
The Dark Cully’s Mistress, the latest release from author Shiralyn J Lee, is set it in grubby Victorian London seen through the eyes of one of London’s finest prostitutes, and protagonist of the novel, Annie Smith.
Remember how a few months ago Cadburys invented chocolate for girls, and we rejoiced? Ladies, prepare to be overwhelmed, because Marvel and Hyperion have teamed up to bring us [drumroll, please]… Superheroes for girls!
David Norris is often portrayed as a kind of Irish Political Marmite. Even within the Gay Community, there is a huge divide over whether or not he is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Civil Rights movement in this country, or a posh old idiot who should keep his mouth shut.
Naomi Wolf is probably the least self-aware person in the world. I’m sure many of you may have heard of her new book Vagina. It’s been the talk of the book sections of all the newspapers for the last couple of weeks. Having read it myself, I can see why, and not in a [...]
Evangelical author, Rachel Held Evans, is due to release her second book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” in the coming month. However, some book sellers are having an issue with her vagina.
After two solid days of reading Balding’s life, I was taken on a significant journey through her animals and her troublesome childhood; her book provides so much more than a strict account of her past – it provides laugh out loud entertainment!
Do vaginas really need to be reclaimed? Are they not there for approximately 50% of the population, neatly joining our legs with added functional features? Hasn’t the naming of the vagina been snatched back from the eager beavers? Is Naomi just making a hoo ha about nothing?
I’m here today to sing the praises of 50 Shades and propose that we nominate it for a GLAAD award. It hasn’t portrayed the LGBT community in any way at all, but it does make us look better by comparison.
This just in from one of our newest Gaelickers, Ariel Silvera: It isn’t always easy to review an anthology which contains several authors, especially when, rather than a unifying genre, the book has a unified theme. In the case of The Collection, the first publication from Topside Press, the great variety of identities, [...]
Being at a loose end for a good read, I started asking friends what would be on their “essential reading” list. The same title kept coming up over and over again, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.
Ireland is Katie Taylor mad at the moment. Personally I’m Katie Taylor hungover at the moment. So, here are some excellent articles from around t’internet. Wallow in her glory.
I have a lot of things to say about John Irving’s In One Person, but I’m going to start with a few very notable notes.
I am not someone who cares about meeting “famous people” but we all have our soft spots and sometimes we can learn a thing or two.
Last night, the Dublin City Council offices on Wood Quay played host to the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launch of their new book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans* experiences from across Ireland and was launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.
This year’s Dublin Writers Festival hosts some of our favourite authors and poets. Here’s a little preview of who is coming to town this June. We are truly spoiled for choice this year, with readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings taking place in venues all over the city.