People we Love

Anna Paquin – still bisexual

Jul 1st, 2014 | By | Category: People we Love

There is a tendency in the media, and society as a whole to be honest, to forget about or dismiss a celebrity’s sexuality. These people become defined in the media by the relationship they are currently in rather than any statements or declarations they themselves have made.

A Song Flung Up to Heaven: Goodbye to Maya Angelou

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, Current Affairs, People we Love

Renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead this yesterday morning. The award winning author was 86 years-old and had apparently been in ill health for some time now.

Kristen Stewart gay?

May 1st, 2014 | By | Category: People we Love, This and That

So further rumours have been sparked surrounding Kstew and the possibility that she may/may not be a lesbian. In an Entertainmentwise report it is alleged that Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with ‘BFF’ Alicia Cargile and yes, they’re both women. Gasp.

Jaiyah Saelua: First transgender individual in World Cup

Apr 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured, People we Love, Sport

A player on the American Samoa team, amongst all the nations competing to qualify for the next World Cup – Jaiyah Saelua – has become the first (known/out/recognised) transgender individual to play in a World Cup qualifier.

Laverne Cox honoured at GLAAD media awards

Apr 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs, People we Love

Actress Laverne Cox was awarded the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD media awards. It’s hard to think of anyone who could be more deserving of the honour.

Dil Wik: energy in human form

Feb 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured, People we Love

Social Justice and Mental Health Broadcaster, Journalist, Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Trainer, MC, Actor and Stand up Comedian. All of those titles refer to just one woman! Dil Wickremasinghe is an inspirational figure and a pillar of strength. She’s also completely sound.

Identity respect

Dec 5th, 2013 | By | Category: People we Love

In the last few days two public figures have come out about being in relationships with someone of the same gender. A big, scary step for anyone but I imagine coming out when hundreds of thousands of people are going to hear and comment on it has a special edge all of its own.

Keeping it in the family

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: People we Love

Aside from being a gay woman, I’m also a lucky member of a very special club: the club of those of us who come from families where more than one of us is off the hetero-spectrum. This is a very special privilege for so many reasons.

Axel Axgil

Feb 17th, 2013 | By | Category: People we Love

On the corner of Vester Voldgade, Farvergade and Lavendelsgade, just by Copenhagen’s
Town Hall square, you may soon be able to enjoy a cup of coffee on a bench, in a square
dedicated to and named after gay rights activist, Axel Axgil.

Can we all just take a moment for Dr Rhona Mahony?

Jan 9th, 2013 | By | Category: People we Love

Good morning. Among the first to address the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children on the issue of implementing the X Case ruling, was Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital. And she was fabulous.

Tig-ling your ribs

Dec 17th, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

After pittering about on the edges of comedy for many years, 2012 has been the most successful year for Tig Notaro, vaulted from the realms of being respected among other comedians, to being a respected and well known comic to the world at large.

Interview: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same’s Lisa Haas

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Movies, People we Love

After reviewing Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (and loving it), we were delighted to have the opportunity to ask a few questions of Lisa Haas, who plays the lovable Earthling Jane in the hilarious lesbian sci-fi comedy.

Make Love Not Porn

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

Cindy Gallop is on a mission. She wants to rock the mainstream pornography industry and broaden the public conversation on sex. And while she’s at it, she’s not adverse to calling out the technology, advertising and marketing industries on their own conservatism and prejudices. Oh, and saving the world in her spare time.

Diana Nyad: Florida bound (some day)

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

The author, journalist and long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, attempts to swim the shark-infested strait from Cuba to Florida, an open-water record swim of 103 miles!

“It’s just who I am.” Orla Tinsley on Miriam Meets

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, People we Love

Orla Tinsley appeared on Miriam Meets at the weekend, with her parents, Brian and Patricia, speaking about her life and experiences. Towards the end of the programme, she discussed with Miriam O’Callaghan how she came to understand her own sexuality and the decision to include this aspect of her personal life in her autobiography, “Salty Baby”. Here’s a snippet!

Q&A with Three Veils’ Angela Zahra

Aug 8th, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

Angela Zahra, who plays devout Amira in Three Veils won “Best Lead Actress” for her role. We were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to ask this accomplished actress some questions about her role and the film in general.

Nora Ephron

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

A Gaelick salute to the late Nora Ephron, director, journalist, screenwriter, queen of the bon mot.

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