Posts Tagged ‘ Queer ’



What’s life like for butches in love?

Aug 21st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

  From what I’ve observed throughout the years I have realised that the most common lesbian relationships are the ones that involve a femme dating a butch. It’s not a bad combination, of course, but it’s also not the only one. I’m a butch lesbian in a civil partnership with another butch, and guess what? […]




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.




Bent Lens: Queer things afoot at DJIFF

Feb 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Movies

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has kicked off (running February 13 – 23, 2014) and the programme is unbelievable. My girlfriend and I had the ‘How much money can we reasonably spend on cinema in a week?




Orange – New Dublin Queer Night Sat 23rd Feb

Feb 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Noticeboard

In a small city of craic makers and queer havers, Orange is for our inevitable rubbing together. Music more for manoeuvre than mime, dark and dirty, to resonate with your discerning ambiguity and get you physical, whatever your bent.




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.




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.




Expendabelles: Who are your Expendable women?

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Movies

It’s like they reached into my mind. There are whispers on the the net that an all-female The Expendables-type film is to made!




Stone Butch Blues

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Books

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.




Calling the Dublin Pride women’s night “The Pussy Cat Club”. Are you serious?

Jun 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Out on the Town

    So, it seems that Dublin Pride’s traditional Dyke Night has been renamed… The Pussy Cat Club. I’m not really sure where to start with this, so I will just begin by saying this: #EPIC FAIL. The roaring success and amazing theme of last year’s Dyke Night was always going to hard to follow, but […]




Bitches be Pussy Faggots!

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Out on the Town

This Sunday, May 6th, BBC is back and playing host to Lady Kier and NYC-based art party crew ‘Pussy Faggot’.




Bitches Be Crazy competition winners!

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Out on the Town

Congratulations to Ursula and Laura, our Bitches Be Crazy competition winners! They each win for themselves free entry-plus-one to this month’s Bitches Be Crazy, taking place on Friday, 24th February. Which, let’s face it, is an amazing prize, yesno?




Born This Way?

Jan 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs, People we Love

So everyone’s all annoyed at Cynthia Nixon because she said that being gay is her choice. Maybe it is. Why are we so ready to jump down her throat over it? “I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, […]




A is for Ana Matronic

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: People we Love

Ana Matronic is a member of (possibly) the queerest band on earth; she’s bi; she was born in the queer-girl-est city; her real name is Anna Lynch (so we’re claiming her as one of our own): she’s a talented artist, singer, business woman; and she’s only feckin’ gorgeous. So, when do we stop ticking the “Amazing” boxes? Let us try, as we gaze upon her beauteous being




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.




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.




CACOPHONY

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Noticeboard

CACOPHONY is new club night for queer people who want different music and a different scene. Launched on Friday 30th September, each month CACOPHONY will feature a live band followed by a night of stomping indie rock and alternative music by DJs who know their music.




Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (2-15 May)

May 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Out on the Town

The 8th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival kicks off today, 2nd May, and this year we are spoiled for choice – again! The thing to do is to peruse the programme and pick out what tickles your fancy – but here are just some of the performances that caught my eye

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