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We’re proud, because you are. Wishing all of this year’s participants a fabulous Pride 2016.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh will be joined by City Councillors, Dublin City Council's LGBT Staff Network, Dublin City Council’s Equality Officer as well as many staff from Dublin City Council to enjoy Dublin Pride Festival.
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Beannachtaí na Féile Bhród oraibh go léir! Wishing everyone a happy Pride!
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TRANS FUSION Trans Festival
Thursday 16th June Saturday 11th June Opening of Art Gallery and Soapbox Sessions
The Chocolate Factory
Irish Trans Archive Presentation and Panel Discussion
The Chocolate Factory
Saturday 18th June Gotta Get It Out Of My Head Eclectic Arts and Performance Show
The Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate Factory 26 Kingâ€™s Inn Street, Dublin 1, Ireland For a full list of all events: www.teni.ie TRANS-FUSION is supported by:
Sunday 19th June Picnic in the Park
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What a special year! 2015 was a very special year for the LGBT community and we'd like to thank everyone who supported our campaign for Gender Recognition. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all children of the nation are cherished equally. Together we will make an even better Ireland!
11th to 19th June
- Broden Giambrone, TENI Chief Executive
TRANS-FUSION Trans Festival 2016 Now spanning eight days, there will be many more events than last year, including the launch of the Irish Trans History Archive. Once again we will be hosting our much-loved, eclectic art and performance show â€“ Gotta Get It Out Of My Head on Saturday, 18th of June, in the Chocolate Factory, King's Inns Street.
Saturday 25th June
Join TENI for a Pre-Pride Parade breakfast
Church Bar & Restaurant Junction of Mary St & Jervis St, Dublin 1.
11.00AM and then show your pride by walking with TENI in the parade. All welcome - rebels and non-rebels alike!
Your History | Your Community
An exhibition remembering, sharing and celebrating 40 years of LGBT activism. The exhibition is on is on display at Dublin City Council until 5th June 2016. It will then travel to Cork, Waterford, Wicklow, Roscommon and Clare (for the Outing Festival) and other locations to be confirmed. Follow the National LGBT Federation and Dialogue & Diversity on Facebook for updates.
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LGBT Ireland, Your Burning Issues Revealed The National LGBT Federation invites you to the launch - by the TĂĄnaiste, Frances Fitzgerald TD - of the findings of the biggest and broadest, LGBT Community Consultation in Irish history!
Join us at 7.00pm Wednesday 29th June Dublin City Council
Conference Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8 #BIssues2
Burning Issues 2 is a National LGBT Consultation conducted by the National LGBT Federation (NXF) and supported by a grant from the Community Foundation for Ireland.
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Pride with BeLonG To Sunday June 19th BeLonG To Sunday Join the largest gathering of LGBT+ young people as we prepare for this years Pride celebrations BeLonG To Youth Services, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Tuesday June 21st Over 18's If you are over 18 and under 24 join our Over 18's LGBT+ youth group as we prepare for this years Pride celebrations. BeLonG To Youth Services, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Wednesday June 22nd The Drop In If you are between 14-23 years of age join our LGBT+ Youth Drop In as we prepare for this years Pride celebrations. BeLonG To Youth Services, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 IndividualiTy If you are Trans or are exploring your gender and are between 14-23 years of age join IndividualiTy as we prepare for this years Pride celebrations. 5:30 - 7:30pm The Ombudsman for Children's Office, 52 Strand Street Great, Dublin 1 Thursday June 23rd The LadyBirds If you're aged 14-23 years of age come join The LadyBirds a group of LBT gals and non binary pals as we prepare for this years P ride celebrations BeLonG To Youth Services, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
Saturday June 23rd BeLonG To (non alcoholic) Pride Breakfast BeLonG To have teamed up with Youth Work Ireland this year to host our annual alcohol free Pride Breakfast. We are kick starting our day along with the many LGBT youth groups from across the country. Expect live music, face painting and a few extra treats! Open to 14 - 23 year olds. 11:00 am - 12:30pm Youth Work Ireland offices 20 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1 Saturday June 23rd BeLonG To Pride Outreach BeLonG To Drug and Alcohol Service will be delivering an outreach initiative at this years Pride Village. We aim to promote safety and wellbeing by providing LGBT+ young adults with our innovative BeLonG To Pride Pack-iT. Pride Village, Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2 For more information visit www.belongto.org
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The Quiet Revolution Alan Edge looks at what the results of the 2016 election mean in terms of LGBT representation ‘Where are all the gay politicians?’, asked an Irish Independent Opinion piece in July 2006. At the time, David Norris was the only openly-gay member of the Oireachtas. Since then, progress has moved relatively swiftly and Ireland has seen its first openly gay TDs elected and it’s first serving Cabinet Minister come out publicly. Now, ten years later, the newly-formed government has two LGBT ministers, Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar, who moves from Health to Social Protection, and former Senator and Independent TD, Katherine Zappone who is the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, the first openly lesbian minister in the history of the State. Meanwhile the first person to take their seat in the Seanad was Sinn Fein’s Fintan Warfield, an LGBT activist and the former Mayor of South County Dublin who joins David Norris who has served since 1987. If the media has been relatively quiet about all this, that may be because the 2016 election was, on the face of it, a bad result overall in terms of LGBT representation and one can understand why the Irish Times lamented the loss of so many ‘liberal standard-bearers’. There have been many high-profile casualties with John Lyons, Jerry Buttimer and Dominick Hannigan all losing their seats as Labour’s vote collapsed. Kevin Humphreys, who championed the Gender Recognition Bill, also lost out as did former Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin who had pushed hard for an end to discrimination against gay teachers and won the support of many LGBT people over the farce that was ‘pingate’. Also losing out in Dublin Bay North was marriage equality campaigner and former Senator Averil Power. LGBT representation
in the Oireachtas has fallen and marriage equality campaigners overall have not fared well, with the notable exception of Katherine Zappone. But perhaps there is some solace in the fact that now we have LGBT people not just in parliament but in government. That there has been relatively little fuss made in the media is perhaps a positive a sign, a sign that we are gradually moving towards a time when the sexuality of a TD, Senator or Cabinet Minister isn’t even worthy of comment. Despite the losses overall, to have LGBT people assuming ministerial positions sends a very positive signal, not just to the LGBT community here but also in the North, where the battle for equality is both long and hard-fought. The fact also that a lesbian has governmental responsibility for children shows just how far we’ve come from the dark days when hysteria about LGBT people corrupting the nation’s youth was rife. There is still a lot of work to do to redress the balance both in terms of sexuality and gender, though a whopping increase of 40% in terms of women elected to Dáil Éireann is certainly a cause for celebration, particularly as the debate over the Eighth Amendment intensifies. But maybe we can take some comfort from the fact that yet another barrier for LGBT people has been broken down, paving the way, we hope, for an out and proud LGBT Taoiseach or President in the not too distant future.
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The Trouble with 1916 As thousands crowded the streets of Dublin to commemorate 1916, Alan Edge explains why he was one of those who stayed away. The telly was on. My stepfather, unusually for him, was glued to it. Not always a fan of huge crowds, he had stayed away from town and now I could tell that he was regretting his decision. I, on the other hand, love a bit of pageantry and ceremony and yet, as I glanced at the images of O’Connell Street thronged with people marking the centenary of the Rising, I was left cold by the whole thing. I never intended to attend the commemorations. Indeed, if I’m honest, I was one of those who was tired of hearing about them long before the start of this centenary year. Don’t get me wrong, I love how the focus has shifted so that the women who took part are being given their rightful place in history, having been literally painted out for almost a century. It’s right that we should celebrate these individuals, many of whom were tireless campaigners for social justice before, during and after the Rising. There’s much to commemorate about figures such as Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grennan whose love is commemorated so beautifully in Jane Clarke’s poem, In Glasnevin. There is much I admire too in the egalitarian ideals of Connolly, described by Francis Sheehy-Skeffington as ‘the soundest and most thorough-going feminist among all the Irish labour men’. The parallels between the philosophies of these early campaigners for equality and our more recent struggles are plain to see. It’s perhaps unsurprising that less has been made among the LGBTQ community of Roger Casement. For myself, I remember that when Bertie Ahern weighed in on the subject of the authorship of the Black Diaries, I willed them be genuine in order to compel those who believed that a gay man had no place in the pantheon of Irish nationalism to have a rethink. When I subsequently read the diaries, though, I began to feel that, much like Oscar Wilde, the righteous indignation created by the facts of his persecution and downfall tended sometimes to obscure unpalatable and awkward truths. That Casement the humanitarian is worthy of admiration is beyond doubt. Whether he can ever be claimed as a gay icon may be open to serious question. My real bone of contention with the commemoration of the Rising, though, concerns the ideals of Padraig Pearse. His public
ideology was to a very great extent fixated on a cult of manhood. He writes often about the concept of revolution restoring the men of Ireland, emasculated by the evil of colonialism (he returns frequently to the image of ‘castration’). He envisaged a noble brotherhood marching to freedom while the women, usually identified as mothers, keep the home fires burning. The path of revisionists who infer a certain homoeroticsm from Pearse’s later writings is a well-trodden one. Far more important, in my view, is that Pearse is really a male supremacist. Added to that, I can’t help but feel that what is essentially a Declaration of holy war is not something worthy of celebration today. The overtones of religious dogma within Pearse’s brand of nationalism are overpowering: the rising at Easter to symbolise an ascension, the concept of ‘blood sacrifice’ echoing the Christian cult of martyrdom, and above all Pearse’s own messianic ideation. The fact is that the convergence of feminist, socialist and nationalist ideals in 1916 was not a smooth one and the proclamation reflects that. I for one cannot celebrate its calls for equality for all the nation’s children without being poked in the eye by Pearse’s ‘manhood’. Nor can I ignore the irony in this day and age of a public commemoration of an armed group taking over buildings in the name of their god. While it would be a gross oversimplification to say that Pearse’s ideals won out, the State which ultimately emerged owed more to his nationalism than to socialism or feminism. It was more than unusually repressive as far as women and sexual minorities were concerned and it was one which retained its close links to dogma in a manner which restricted the rights of those citizens. As far as women are concerned, in at least one fundamentally important respect, the struggle for justice and equality still continues a century later. So, while I will continue to applaud the long overdue recognition being given to the women of 1916, I simply can’t find that the Rising itself is worthy of celebration. For that reason, I shall continue to be a latter-day Ebenezer Scrooge when it comes to the pomp and pageantry surrounding its anniversary.
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