I was 18 and in my first lesbian relationship when I was subjected to regular verbal and occasional physical abuse, at the hands of my partner. I don’t know if it is the same for everyone but I was desperately embarrassed by the whole affair. I couldn’t believe that I was allowing it to happen, but something about it just seemed so ludicrous.
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NJULEZZ is a small women’s fashion label for women with mainly LGBTQ-orientated clothes, which has won customers from all over Europe and the United States. Get your mitts on some fab gear.
I want the LGBT community to be able to buy their partners or best friends a card in any card shop they go in to. Sound too good to be true? Help me out and it won’t be
Wintertime approaches laden-down with boots and scarves, mugs of steaming beverages, miserably wet days and early nights by the fire.
I am working with Gay Switchboard Dublin (GSD) to produce a documentary to mark the 40th Anniversary of the service. GSD is the longest established service in Ireland offering help, support and information to anyone on issues related to being gay. It is, and always has been, a totally voluntary service.
I have been in many women-only spaces, and a few that include some trans individuals that don’t self-define as women. For me, those spaces are worth protecting. Some radical feminists (Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists, or TERF’s) believe that trans women should be excluded from women-only spaces. I disagree.
LGBT Empowering Realities is a new initiative that will be taking place over 6 Saturdays, from October to December 2013, running between 9.30am-4.30pm on each of these Saturdays. The programme is free of charge, and there is also an option to complete this programme for accreditation through UCD.
Body hair, in particular female body hair, has long since been a thorny issue. There are many contradicting opinions on it, so much bikini waxing, and one particularly rude pointing out a friend’s pubes later and we modern girls are free to do whatever we want with our lady gardens. You know, unless we want to like, grow them or something.
Honestly, how do the months slip by so quickly? Somehow it’s August already. And with August, once again comes the event that is starting to feel like a mini-Pride here in Dublin. I refer to, of course, LGBT Noise’s annual March for Marriage. This year’s March for Marriage (and hopefully the last!) will take place on Sunday 18th August at 3pm, assembling at City Hall on Parliament Street.
It’s easy for me to believe that feminism is winning, that the majority of people today believe in gender equality and are generally sound individuals. Then I go to work and meet the reality.
Adult children of parents who are splitting up suffer with the same emotional insecurities as children in the same situation.
Through things like Pride (and college LGBT societies, and Gloria, the Emerald Warriors etc etc), do we LGBTQ people purposefully segregate ourselves from the rest of society?
Back in April, The Guardian published an article ridiculing feminism. It’s been on my mind since and I just had to write something. How can anyone think that feminism is irrelevant?
Why is Facebook a safe haven for hate pages that promote the ridicule, harassment and sexualisation of women?
After it’s first 6 months of business, Sex Siopa, Ireland’s first health and design focused sex shop is celebrating Dublin Pride by fundraising throughout the month of June for Marriage Equality.
I became a Christian 109 days ago. I am a baby to the Christian world and I come to it with a head of full of liberalism and a mouth full of equal rights for the LGBTQ community. So is it possible to love Jesus and fly my rainbow flag high?
To celebrate National Coming out Day in October, Acting Out, the LGBT drama group has been commissioned by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation to produce a piece on the theme of coming out.