Category Archives: LGBT Rights

It’s Not Just What He Said, It’s How She Said It

The appearance of the phrase “Panti Gate” in a charades game at my apartment last weekend proves that the events of the past few weeks have reached a zenith, with gender discombobulist Panti Bliss now a given part of the … Continue reading

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Letter To RTE In Response To #Pantigate

This is a letter I wrote to complaints@rte.ie about the recent appearance of Rory O Neill (aka Panti) on the Saturday Night Show. Mr. O Neill claimed that journalists like John Waters and religious ‘thinktanks’ like the Iona Institute are … Continue reading

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‘Don’t use our children as shields to protect status quo’ – Carol Hunt

A great piece by Carol Hunt in this week’s Sunday Independent lambasts the tendency of anti-equality groups to use children for their gains. Excerpt from the piece below, which she cites as being inspired by my blog post last week: … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality, The Iona Institute & Helen Lovejoy Syndrome

As we plummet headlong into 2014 — hoverboards in our arms, Demolition-man sex visors propped neatly on our heads — the marriage equality debate continues to gain shouty, shouty momentum in advance of the upcoming referendum. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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“I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive” – A Play

My new show “I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive” premiered at this year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival — the latest from theatre company Refractive Lens Theatre. It tells the true story of Eva Gore-Booth, a feminist, revolutionary, trade … Continue reading

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Eva Gore-Booth, The Great Forgotten Woman Of Irish History

If you say the name Countess Markievicz to anyone in Ireland, they’ll nod their head appreciatively — or at the very least get that mild eyebrow twitch where they recognize a name. In the Irish rebellion of 1916, the Countess … Continue reading

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STFU with the GBF: Why The “Gay Best Friend” And “Positive Stereotyping” Are Still Offensive

Today’s Irish Independent features a piece by Lorraine Courtney about the phenomenon of the so-called GBF – the gay best friend. I’d put the effort into describing what a GBF is, but Courtney does it best herself when she says … Continue reading

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