Posts Tagged ‘ gay ’

Heather Peace’s Big Gay Anthem

May 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Heather Peace has released the music video for We Can Change, her first single from her upcoming album titled The Thin Line.

Blood ban

Apr 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

In Ireland, north and south, men who have had sex with men (MSM) can never give blood. But this might be changing in the north as it has to get in line with the rest of the UK where it’s ok once you haven’t had sex with another man in a year.

Queen Elizabeth II offers rare praise

Mar 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Queen Elizabeth shocked the LGBT community in England when she congratulated London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on its 40th anniversary. It’s the first time she has publicly referred to the community.

Coca-Cola Social Media Campaign Bans Use of “Gay”

Jan 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Coca-Cola are in the firing line again for yet another questionable move towards the LGBTQ community. Their recent social media campaign, Share-A-Coke, allows users to personalise and share a custom can with their friends over the internet.

No Happily Ever After in NI

May 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

A Sinn Fein motion in Northern Ireland’s assembly to legalise same sex partnerships has been voted down. this is a set back but the fight for equality continues

Out in the NBA

Apr 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Sport

Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.

Maltese form Gay / Trans Council

Apr 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Malta move towards same sex marriage with the formation of an LGBT inclusive advisory council. They are also looking into trans rights and hopefully this will all lead to a safer and more equal society for all Maltese LGBTs.

Stand Up! From March 11th – 15th

Mar 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 6th, Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Cork GAA sports star, Donald Óg Cusack joined forces to Stand Up against homophobic and transphobic bullying in Ireland.

Reconciling Religion

Jan 15th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

I started questioning my spiritual beliefs just before I made my Confirmation. Science and doubt pervaded my thoughts and I flipped between blasphemous atheism and overwhelming Catholic guilt until I was fourteen.

Boxer Orlando Cruz announces he is a ‘proud gay man’

Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Cruz is the first openly gay man in boxing history. “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself” said Cruz. “I want to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career.

Julie Bindel

Oct 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

A few months back, Bindel wrote an article for the Huffington Post called “Where’s the Politics in Sex?”. There are things she says that make sense. Like how we all face compulsory heterosexuality from birth. And how she made a positive choice to be a lesbian. Good for her! We really do live in a world that assumes heterosexuality of (almost) all of us. And choosing to embrace your sexuality, to decide who and how you will love is brilliant.

Canadian Journalist Killed in Homophobic Attack

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Halifax, in the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, is a pretty awesome place to be gay. It’s the city where I first went to a pride parade. It’s also the city where I married my wife. There is a really amazing feminist and queer bookstore there too. A homophobic murder in Halifax is a […]

Homophobia is Gay

Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

I have always hated this expression. I hate it because, to me, it sounds like we’re still using the word “gay” to mean “not ok”. But in this instance, I may have to concede the point. Because homophobia is apparently, quite literally gay. I know this files under “how the hell do they still get […]

Doggies not moggies

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

I’ve never been fond of cats or the association lesbians have with them. Where did it come from and is it true? I know some lesbians who have cats and any time I show my dislike for their feline companions their ears go back, their shoulders rise and they hiss at me. The figurative claws come out.

There’s something Queer around here

Jan 20th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

For a growing number of people, “queer” is the way they express their identity. It’s an umbrella term which can be used to cover a whole host of sexualities and gender expressions.

“Work It” and the need for LGB activism on T issues

Jan 12th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

This week, I lost quite a bit of faith in the LGBT student movement. What started off as a link left on a wall of a Facebook group, turned into a week-long debate that has left me somewhat disillusioned and if I’m honest, a little bit heartbroken. I don’t know if you have heard of the offensive train wreck of a television show called Work It currently being aired by ABC?

Casting the net: Online dating 101

Jan 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, Out on the Town

Meeting people online gives you the chance to come across as less of a plonker than you do in real life. But only if you make an effort to stand out. New Gaelick contributor, Tole, takes you through the ups and downs of being an online Casanova.

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