Browsing All Posts filed under »LGBT«

Water under the Bridge: President Mary McAleese

November 10, 2011


When President Mary McAleese took office on the 11th November 1997, she became the Eight-President of the Ireland. I was still in the first couple of weeks of  first year in secondary school in St. Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Co. Clare.  Bizarrely, some may argue, I do remember that Presidential campaign and its prospective candidates […]

Queerbash 8 – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick

March 9, 2011


Many many moons ago, a good friend of mine convinced me to help organise an event in Limerick. It was one of my first “big” events. It was also one of my first “gay” events to help organise and the second of this sequence. I was taking some baby-steps out of a rather well-decorated closet […]

700 Balls Later…Shirley’s Bingo@the George.

February 7, 2011


There are some things that are constants: – The sun is a sphere, as NASA have told us today; – Bryan Dobson will always be revered for his wit; and – Shirley Temple Bar plays with [Bingo] balls on Sunday nights in the George Bar. Shirley will be hosting  her 700th Bingo Show on Sunday […]

A thank-you note

December 18, 2010


Last night as I was leaving the Dragon, a guy grabbed me from the side as I searched for my friends. I warily looked over at him kinda thinking in my head "Ah here we go - Another drunken rambling gay". It was 1.45am after all and the grog was pouring at that point. Perhaps he was thinking that also in his head.

Gender Recognition Advisory Group–Public Consultation

August 15, 2010


Please be advised of the following statement from the Department of Social Protection regarding the establishment of an interdepartmental group - the Gender Recognition Advisory Group. It is now seeking submissions/comments on Gender Recognition prior to the introduction of legislation in Ireland.

MILK 2010: The Interview!

July 16, 2010


So some of you may or may not have heard but there is a new music festival happening this summer.  Forget that washed out Oxygen look or that frizzled/frazzled Electric Picnic look, the best chic festival of the year is in town and it’s organisers wants to know if you want some MILK*? The Angry […]

We are Family 2 – What my Family means to me.

June 23, 2010


For me, my family is the centre of my universe - my sun, moon and stars. My family gives me the gift of love every single hour of every day - generally unconditionally unless there are chores to be done.