LGBTQ+ Rights

After southern referendum victory: Step up the fight for marriage equality!

The landslide endorsement of marriage equality for same-sex couples in the Southern referendum is a historic victory for LGBT rights. 62% voted ‘Yes’ with a turnout much higher than most referendums. Tens of thousands of new voters registered in the run up to the poll while thousands of Irish citizens […]

Sex education stuck in the Dark Ages

“Don’t have sex as you will get pregnant and die;” a humorous line said by the gym teacher in the teen flick Mean Girls – but terrifyingly not that far removed from the sex education provided in Northern Ireland. Having gone to Catholic schools since the age of five, I […]

Demand Jim Wells resigns- Fight for LGBT rights

The recent homophobic comments by Health Minister Jim Wells have caused massive outrage and expose once again how backward the politicians at Stormont are. He claimed that “You don’t bring a child up in a homosexual relationship. That a child is far more likely to be abused and neglected.” Disgracefully, […]

No to the homophobic conscience clause!

The attempt by the DUP to introduce a new clause into Northern Ireland’s equality laws which would allow religious business owners to refuse services to LGBT customers is a blatant attempt to enshrine a right to discriminate into law. This attempt to drive society backwards would make it perfectly acceptable […]

Film Review: ‘Pride’

Film Review: ‘Pride’

The film Pride is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the 1980s. It is a light-hearted comedy that manages to give an uplifting sense of solidarity between the miners on strike and the LGBT community. The film opens with the Solidarity Forever anthem […]