By Áine Kenny The West of Ireland’s only LGBTQ+ resource centre, Teach Solais, is in danger of closing this November. The centre, located at 1 Victoria Place in Galway city, opened in November 2017. Since then, it has provided support and a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Galway and further afield. Teach Solais is run by Amach! LGBT Galway CLG. It is … [Read more...] about West of Ireland’s only LGBTQ+ resource centre in danger of closing
By Sarah Gill After Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored’ music video, and Dua Lipa and St Vincent’s steamy Grammys performance, the internet went wild with cheers for “20-bi-teen” and accusations of “queerbaiting”. Whichever side you’re on, it’s clear that in a time where “queer-anthems” and “queer icons” are held to high esteem, despite their lack of … [Read more...] about And if you don’t know, now you know: King Princess
By Daniel Brennan A recent edition of RTÉ’s flagship current affairs programme, Prime Time, featured a debate about transgender issues where for the sake of “balance”, the comedy television writer Graham Linehan of Father Ted and The IT Crowd fame, was invited onto the show following the writer’s recent history of being openly anti-trans on Twitter and other sites over the … [Read more...] about Opinion: RTÉ Prime Time’s transgender ‘debate’ was a disgrace
By Kayleigh McCoy In a recent interview conducted by Queerty, long time Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman delved deep into the relationship between the much - loved puppet duo Bert and Ernie, admitting they are in fact gay. While talking to the online magazine and newspaper, which focuses on gay lifestyle and news, Saltzman discussed his own experiences as a gay man in … [Read more...] about Sesame Street’s Sexuality Suspicion
Free speech is important. It’s a cornerstone of democracy and should be a right that all are entitled to. While the topic of free speech is more contentious in the U.S, where it’s built into their constitutional rights, it is a universal issue and one that has come to light here in Ireland recently. In a recent poll on Claire Byrne Live, 65% of those questioned did not … [Read more...] about Free speech vs hate speech: Where’s the line?