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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday June 30, 2009 14:42 by eif   image 1 image

We'll have loads of food, followed by party music, dancing and some kick-ass kareoke
It'll be a good one -don't miss it! read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / press release Monday June 29, 2009 17:16 by Danielle Ni Dhighe
IRSCNA statement on LGBT rights and the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. read full story / add a comment
SpunoUt.ie lgbt homepage
national / gender and sexuality / press release Tuesday June 16, 2009 16:10 by Volunteer   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 16, 2009 16:24)   image 2 images
www.SpunOut.ie, an independent, youth powered national charity based in Galway, is calling on young people and especially young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people to speak out and follow the example of SpunOut.ie long time volunteer and Project Worker, Ian Howley. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday June 14, 2009 13:59 by culchie   image 2 images
Queer Spraoi Presents: Culchie Queer Night
Sat 20th June 8pm-1am Seomra Spraoi

Come outta the sticks: Come Outta the Closet and head to Seomra Spraoi in the Big Smoke. It's gonna be Munya...
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international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday June 08, 2009 11:59 by pat c
The Bulgarian Queer-Community is under attack by neo-nazis, last year a Queer march was attacked byfash scum who threw Molotov cocktails at the parade.This year its under threat again and a member of the Bulgarian Parliament has called for it to be attacked. Full text at link.

On June 28th 2008, neo-Nazi groups aggressively attacked the first LGBTQ Pride march in Sofia, Bulgaria. A week before the march, the Bulgarian National Alliance, the most visible nationalist organization in the country, called for a “week of intolerance.” The BNA strongly encouraged nationalistic groups to organize themselves against the right of the queer community in Bulgaria to peacefully march, which resulted in loosely organized violence during the festivities. BNA members and other neo-Nazis threw molotov cocktails and small explosives at the participants of the Pride march. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. However, more than eighty skinheads, including Boyan Rasate (head of the BNA) were arrested for their attempted harm and direct violence toward pride participants.

This year neo-Nazi groups are once again organizing themselves against the march and Bulgarian queers’ ability to defend their human rights. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday May 28, 2009 20:54 by Residents Against Racism   text 1 comment (last - friday may 29, 2009 12:39)
As the Izevbehai family's battle against deportation resumes in the Supreme Court, Residents Against Racism members will gather in a show of support for Jemima, Naomi and Pamela.
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"little white dresses"
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 20, 2009 20:12 by ipsiphi   text 3 comments (last - tuesday may 26, 2009 15:44)   image 3 images
This story comes without a summary. It is indeed such a lengthy story that it could deserve the soundtrack of the popular movie "never ending story".

& So are you invited to read the main text or simply skip an opinion with what might pass for analysis and simply peruse at the Irish commission into inquire into Child Abuse Executive Summary of May 2009 the gist of which is being read more than U2 lyrics throughout the catholic speaking world.
http://www.irishtimes.com/focus/2009/childabusecommissi...x.pdf
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international / gender and sexuality / other press Tuesday May 12, 2009 17:56 by A. Faizur Rahman   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 13, 2009 09:18)
Here you will find an exposition of the truth about what is mandated by the Quran and how this is twisted and ignored by the fundamentalists.

About a month ago the world media reported a shocking decision by a Saudi judge in which he refused to annul the marriage of an 8-year old girl to a 47-year old man. But to those who are already familiar with the so called Islamic laws of Saudi Arabia this ruling was merely the latest in the sequence of several such cases of human rights abuse in the name of the shariah. The question is: does the Islamic law really uphold child marriage?
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Poster
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Saturday May 09, 2009 23:56 by Elisa   text 4 comments (last - friday may 22, 2009 13:45)   image 1 image
WHAT? THE LAUNCH OF LASH BACK MAGAZINE ISSUE ONE
WHO? A DUBLIN-BASED ‘ZINE’ AND FEMINIST GROUP
WHERE? UNIT H, THE MARKET STUDIOS, CORNER OF HALSTON ST/MARY'S LANE, DUBLIN 1 (across the road from Army Bargains)
WHEN? THURSDAY, MAY 14TH 2009 AT 6.30PM

€5 suggested donation at the door, with a free copy of the 'zine read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday May 07, 2009 12:50 by pat c
The contemporary Euro-American LGBT movement emerged out of the gay and lesbian liberation struggles associated with the radical politics of the 1960s, which in turn were inspired by mass revolutionary movements prominent at the turn of the twentieth century. Yet today the majority of men and women active in LGBT politics seek not revolutionary social change but inclusion within the boundaries of mainstream liberal culture. They tend to organise as a single-issue interest group seeking legislative reforms (for example, amendments to marriage laws), and unlike their forebears pose no radical challenges to either capitalism or the state.
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday May 03, 2009 17:48 by Ciaran O hUltachain   1 attached file
The symposium, which is being hosted by the NLGF will explore the best route for change on lesbian and gay marriage, subsequent to the introduction of civil partnership legislation.

Who should attend
All those interested in winning the right for lesbian and gay people to marry in Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Saturday April 25, 2009 16:09 by Chicherin
Azar Majedi makes the argument that socialist ideas and demands must be brought into theSecularist Movement. Otherwise the dominant rightwing ideology will prevail. Full article at link.

The women’s rights movement is an integrated part of the general movement for equality and freedom. Every one here is well aware of the dismal situation of women in societies under the grip of religion; of the inherent misogyny of religion. Misogyny is an important part of the dominant ideology, so is religion. To fight misogyny and women’s inequality calls for a comprehensive and consistent struggle against the dominant ideology and the dominant political and economic order. read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday April 17, 2009 11:55 by anarkitty
30th April Top Floor (17th) The County Hall
(Panoramic views of the city)
Doors open 8pm €25(conc. 20) read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday April 17, 2009 10:41 by anarkitty
29th April The Crane Lane Theatre. Doors open 8pm €15(conc. 12)

Opening ceremony 8.30pm. Performance 9pm-10.30pm read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday April 17, 2009 10:34 by anarkitty
28th April The White Lady, Kinsale. Doors open 8pm €15(conc. 12)

Opening Ceremony 8.30. Performance 9pm. DJ begins 10.30pm read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday April 17, 2009 10:29 by anarkitty
27th April The Pavilion, Careys Lane. Doors open 8pm €15(conc. 12). Billy Cosby pianist/singer will perform.
Opening Ceremony 8.30. Performance 9pm. DJ begins 10.30pm read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday April 16, 2009 15:50 by anarkitty
Dates and venues of the Cork Community performances:

Monday 27 April The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane 8pm - €15/12
Tuesday 28 April The White Lady Kinsale, 8pm €15/12
Wednesday 29 April The Crane Lane Theatre, 8pm €15/12
Thursday 30 April The Vertigo Suite, County Hall, 8.00 €25/20 - Grand Finale!
Each performance lasts 90 minutes, and will be followed by further entertainment, musicians, DJs, dancing, for everyone to join in and celebrate the 11th year of V Day. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday April 15, 2009 16:37 by h   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 15, 2009 17:30)
NUIM Sociology Society presents an evening discussion

Changing Irish Society
The Irish feminist movement and the fight for safe and legal abortion services

Next Tuesday 21st April @ 6.30pm
Venue – Auxilia room 1
Wine and Snacks from 6pm

Speaker from 'Womens Information Network - the 1980's abortion information helpline'

A history of pro-choice activism
by Irish feminist and Sociologist Aileen O Carroll

The current campaign for women's right to choose
by Sinead Ahern, feminist and spokesperson for activist group 'Choice Ireland' read full story / add a comment
Protesters tell the ambassador 'Stop FGM lies'
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday April 09, 2009 21:02 by Sparky   text 10 comments (last - tuesday june 30, 2009 22:42)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
Claims by the Nigerian ambassador that female genital mutilation (FGM) is a ‘non-existant’ issue in her country were denounced by a lively, lunchtime protest held today outside the embassy in Ballsbridge and attended by around 35 Nigerians. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday April 01, 2009 15:00 by Maryam Namazie
Islam, Human Rights and Homophobia-
A talk by Maryam Namazie.

Sponsored by the Gay And Lesbian Humanist Association. read full story / add a comment
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