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A Note From Senator David Norris

Like everyone else in the gay community I am grateful to the organisers and participants of this year’s Cork Pride march. Thanks to our valiant marchers, among others, pride has replaced the shame about being gay felt by so many Irish people when I was a young man. I well remember my first gay march in the early 1970s. I held a placard which read “Homosexuals are Revolting”. The 46 A bus nearly drove into the railings at Stephen’s Green because the driver got such a shock when he spotted our little group of five demonstrators. Gay Pride marches the world over are colourful events with an element of carnival about them and this is an appropriate reflection of the sense of fun that exists within the gay community. But we must also be aware that there are many closeted people throughout our society who may be intimidated by such flamboyance, and for this reason it is very important that all sections of the gay community be represented as far as possible. I look forward to the day when there will be large contingents of boys next door and girls next door, doctors, nurses, bus drivers in the march reflecting the fact that in addition to the wit, camp and style of our more colourful brothers and sisters there are many quite ordinary people who live quietly constructive lives within Irish society. There are indeed still serious issues to be confronted. As gay people we have lots to be proud of. I hope everyone gay and straight, young and old enjoys the colourful and vibrant expression of the pride of people from all sections of our society in being both gay and Irish. Senator David Norris 20th June 2013

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A Note From Our Chairman

Firstly, may I wish everyone the warmest of Cork welcomes to The Cork Pride Festival 2013! Cork Pride is a comparatively young Pride Festival, this being only our eighth year, but due to an amazingly enthusiastic and committed festival committee, and a tireless army of volunteers, we have capacity built our festival into the largest outside the capital, with a national profile, and deserved accolade as being the friendliest Pride in Ireland, a fitting tribute, and in keeping with Cork’s reputation as “The City of Welcomes” Last year, nearly 10,000 people joined us to celebrate! All sectors of the community were represented in a dazzling spectacle of fun. Young and old, gay and straight, bisexual, transgender, family and friends, from every religious background, ethnicity, and socio economic strata, they’re all here! Pride also has a more serious side too, and that whilst we all love the carnival atmosphere of Pride, amidst the theatre and the fun there is also a message about social inclusion, acceptance, equality and visibility. This is the core ethos of the Pride movement worldwide. Last year, Cork City Council recognised the importance of The Cork Pride Festival on the economic, artistic and social landscape of our city and county by kindly hosting a Civic Reception for our launch which they kindly offered to do again for us this year. This year, we have also started to forge links with San Francisco Pride, in a unique partnering, as Cork and San Francisco are already twinned as cities. This year’s theme is “20 Years Proud” referencing the twenty year anniversary of the landmark victory “decriminalising” homosexuality in Ireland in 1993. Only ten years earlier, Senator David Norris, who was the central figure in pursuing this matter from beginning to end, had been unsuccessful in taking a similar case, with the court citing the “Christian and democratic nature of the Irish State”, arguing that upholding the current legislation served public health and the institution of marriage... Thankfully, this state of affairs was finally rectified with the assistance of The European Court of Human Rights. Coincidentally, Mary Robinson, a long time advocate of gay rights, and who had also acted as a barrister and senior counsel for David Norris in his landmark case, was now also the President of Ireland, and, rather fittingly, subsequently signed this into law. For these, and many other human rights warriors, we owe our liberation as LGBT citizens, something many of us now take for granted, in a new and more progressive Ireland, and in a time of more enlightened thinking. Lastly, may I take this opportunity to thank the many people behind the scenes that make Cork Pride the success it is. From our committee, to our volunteers, our advertisers, sponsors, supporters, media partners and of course you, our loyal festival goers, without all of you, and your unwavering and loyal support, it simply wouldn’t be possible, so without further ado, we thank you, and wish you a Happy Pride! We hope you enjoy it as much as we have in bringing it to you! Let the party begin! Clive Davis Cork Pride Festival Chairman 2013

Progress of Gay Rights in Ireland

February 1974 The first Irish conference on homosexuality takes place in the Common Room, Trinity College Dublin. June 1980 David Norris takes a case to the High Court seeking a declaration that the laws of 1861 and 1885 which criminalised homosexual conduct were not in force since the enactment of Bunreacht na hÉireann. His case was lost on legal grounds and the decision was upheld on appeal to the Supreme Court. 1981 First national gay conference in Ireland. It was held in Cork and organised by the Cork Gay Collective. June 1983 The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) organised Ireland’s first Pride parade in Dublin’s city centre. 1988 David Norris brings his case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that the Irish laws breached the state’s obligations under Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The court found that the Irish laws were in breach of the convention and directed the state to pay costs to Norris. 1989 The Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act, which outlaws incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation. 24th June 1993 As part of the Programme for Government, the Bill which decriminalised homosexuality in Ireland passed all stages in the Dáil 1998 The Employment Equality Act, forbids discrimination in a variety of areas. 2004 Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan were granted leave by the High Court to pursue a claim to have their Canadian marriage recognised for the filing of joint tax returns in Ireland. 2007 Dr. Lydia Foy won her case in the High Court which ruled that the failure to allow her to obtain a new birth certificate recording her gender as female was in breach of her rights under the European Court of Human Rights. 2010 Cross Party support is given for the introduction of Civil Partnerships in Ireland. 2013 The Constitutional Convention backs extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples and urged the Government to act swiftly in calling a referendum on the subject.

The Other Place

The Other Place Social Centre and Café a community centre in the heart of the Cork City.

The Other Place is a comfortable, cosy community café located in the heart of Cork city, 8 South Main Street (next to the Classic Bar, above The Crop Shop). Our café offers gourmet coffee from Cork Coffee Roasters as well as providing the perfect comfortable meeting place for friends in a relaxed, informal environment - exclusively staffed by volunteers from your local community.

Our LGBT Project focuses on 5 important service areas: Education and Outreach: We offer a comprehensive education and outreach programme to secondary schools, colleges, universities and community groups across Cork city and county. Health and Sexual Health: We provide information, support and advice in the areas of health and sexual health. Social/Support Groups: We provide various social and support groups for all ages at The Other Place. In addition, we offer one-to-one confidential information and advice during drop-in hours, Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm. Youth services: Twice weekly we run a youth group catering for young people 15 – 23 years old. Community Development: We actively meet the needs of the LGBT community in Cork city and county liaising with a variety of community and statutory agencies guided by community development principles.

Looking for a meeting space? We offer affordable rates in the heart of the city centre contact us today! Office: 021 – 4278470 Email: info@theotherplacecork.com Visit: www.theotherplacecork.com Facebook: facebook.com/theotherplacecork Twitter: twitter.com/LGBTcentrecork

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Monday 29th

Cork City Hall Official Opening of Cork Pride Festival 2013 5pm


Join us in Cork City Hall for the official launch of The Cork Pride Festival 2013, kindly hosted by Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy and Cork City Council. Refreshments Provided.

Loafers Bar Monday Night Club Join our regulars for chat and craic. Enjoy the calm before the storm.

Tuesday 30th

Kino Cinema Out 4 Movies - We Were Here 6.30pm


“We Were Here” documents the coming of what was then called the “Gay Plague” in San Francisco in the early 1980s; yet instead of dwelling on death, the filmmakers opt to focus on five people who survived and are willing to document their personal oral histories of those devastating years. (Cover charge applies)

Loafers Bar Pride Texas Hold’em Play for not only the pot but also a special Pride trophy. €20 to play, Optional €10 buy in/top up.

Kino Cinema Out 4 Movies - Les Invisibles 9pm

Men and women, born in France between the wars. They have nothing in common except their homosexuality, and their decision to live openly at a time when society rejected them. They’ve loved, struggled, desired, made love. Today they tell us about their pioneering lives, and how they navigated the desire to remain ordinary with the need to liberate themselves in order to thrive. They were fearless. (Cover charge applies)

Wednesday 31st 7pm


Imperial Hotel Coming Out

An Interactive talk with Toddy Hogan (LINC) and Dave Roche (Gay Project Cork) Free Entry.

Ruby Lounge Sinners UV Party with lots of goodies. Free entry.

Loafers Bar Bingo - Jackpot Guaranteed 9.30pm

After a summer break, Loafers bingo is back for one night only. The first two games as normal, with a guaranteed jackpot of €250 for the final game. €5 for a book of three pages. €2 per page for the final game.

Thursday 1st

St. Anne’s, Shandon Pride Remembrance Service 7.30pm

Rev’d Brian O’Rourke will conduct a Service of Remembrance for the LGBT community. There will be an opportunity to commemorate your loved ones who have passed on or who are ill.

Ruby Lounge Movie Night 8pm

Relax and put the feet up before the madness of Pride weekend begins. Log onto our Facebook page from Monday 22nd July to Sunday 28th July and pick your favourite camp classic or devil diva movie, and then show up on the night to see was your pick chosen. Popcorn and snacks available, free admission.

Loafers Bar Pool Competition 9pm

Calling all pool sharks and dolphins! Whatever your skill level, everyone is welcome to this pool tournament, with a chance to walk away with the annual Pride trophy. House rules and pricing applies.

Friday 2nd

LINC Cork Pride Official BBQ 6pm



Pride Rainbow BBQ – wear your favourite colour of the rainbow. Celebrate Pride with burgers on the barbie, bring your own booze! Music with DJ Angie aka Michael Nason. All welcome!

Ruby Lounge Funk N Something Pride Fundraiser Night Followed by UK tribute artist: Rihanna Reloaded, and DJ Jules. Entry â‚Ź5, donated to Pride up till 11.30pm

Loafers Bar The Voice of Cork Loafers Bar is proud to present Voice of Ireland finalist Shannon Murphy, performing live for your entertainment. DJs before and after-performance.

Saturday 3rd

Fitzgerald’s Park Cork Pride Family Fair 1pm


Summer fair, celebrating diversity in community and families. Dog show, cat show, gay games/sports/food stalls, Pride merchandise stall, live music, cake competition, community art exhibition, kids entertainment, clowns, bouncy castles, ice-cream van. Information stands of supports and services for all members of the community, helpline etc.

Ruby Lounge UK Tribute Artist If You Seek Britney - DJ Jules Entry €10. Pay only once for two venues. Wristbands in operation.

Loafers Bar UV Party 9.30pm

Break out your white T-shirts and bright face paint! The Loafers UV party returns, with the one and only DJ Dermo on the decks. With complimentary UV paint and glow sticks.

Upstairs At The Oliver Plunkett Guest DJ and Performers 10pm

They are back! Miss Sheila Fitzpatrick and Madonna Lucia will get you in the Pride mood, followed by guest DJ Eric. Entry €10. Pay only once for two venues. Wristbands in operation.

Sunday 4th


The Other Place The Cork Pride official “Sunny Side Up Breakfast Party” Free hangover cure and free pre-parade soakage! Come and get into Pride parade spirit with body painting and Pride merchandise also meet up with friends before the big kick off.

Grand Parade The 8th Cork Annual Pride Parade 3pm



Fling on the feather boa, shine those sequins and put on your dancing shoes and join us for the main event of the week, The Parade! Dress to impress, express, or simply shock as there are great prizes for the best group/float and the best and most creatively dressed individual!

Grand Parade The After-Party Party on the Parade, a family friendly after party, with food and entertainment at Electric/Sugar Cube plaza.

Ruby Lounge Here Come The Boys! Limerick’s hot DJ Evan with lots of fun games on the dancefloor and a chance to win free drinks.

Loafers Bar Annual Post-Parade BBQ 5pm

Get your buns to Loafers for burgers, beer and the queerest of craic at the traditional post-parade free BBQ! Vegetarian burgers also available. DJs playing all day and late into the night.

Sunday 4th Ruby Lounge Here Come The Boys! 8pm


Here come the boys night with UK tribute band Steptastic, male dancers, special guest performers plus sexy DJ Ian will have you all dancing until the early hours. Entry €10. Pay only once for two venues. Wristbands in operation.

The Roundy Free Entry DJ Eddie Kay and guests.

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett Here Come The Girls! 9pm


Top UK tribute to Pink – Alecia Karr, plus girl band Grenade and a DJ to finish the night off. Entry €10. Pay only once for two venues. Wristbands in operation.

The Woodford Free Entry DJs Angi and Eddie Kay plus special guest.

Monday 5th

Loafers Bar Duvet Day... PJs and Onesies optional 5pm


Unwind in style, listening to a soundtrack of 80s classic hits. The bar will be decked out with duvet, pillows and cuddly toys to help with your recovery. Dress code comfy!.. Use your imagination.

Ruby Lounge Pride Wind Down Party Special drink deals and free nibbles.


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“To be enjoyed...” A Retrospective Art Exhibition by Andrew Farrelly 1965-2013

The Other Place 29th July - 10th August A native of County Kildare, Andrew has been painting all his life, and has both exhibited and curated. His “Wet Paint Gallery “ initiative brought art to vacant shop windows in a unique partnering, offering free exhibition space to artists, and transforming derelict and disused spaces, into vibrant cultural portals. In recent years, Andrew has become more widely known as a landscape architect, receiving wide acclaim for his restoration and redesigning of the gardens at Ballintubbert House near Athy, Co. Kildare, once the home of poet laureate Cecil Day Lewis, and later of the actor John Hurt. Andrews creative piloting of this ongoing project can still be felt in the gardens today. Sadly, in May of this year, Andrew departed this world, after a valiant battle. He had left us a collection of work, of over thirty pieces, many of which have never been exhibited before, mostly in the media of oil on canvas, many of them with an ethereal, impressionist feel, and some of them abstract, but all painted with the creativity, enthusiasm and zest that he brought to his other projects, and those who knew him.

Choral Con Fusion is a friendly, inclusive community choir. It began as a simple idea over a cup of coffee in November 2010 and since then has grown into a mixed-voice group of singers who enjoy the social gathering as much as the music. We welcome members from all walks of life, of all ages (over 21), with any or no musical experience, and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight communities. We believe in enjoying ourselves, too, and there’s a great social side to being part of the choir!! We have sung in a variety of contexts and venues. Most recently, we were delighted to be invited to sing in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, as part of Gloria’s 18th birthday celebrations. We have also performed at the Rebel Awards, in St Finbarre’s Cathedral, in St Anne’s of Shandon and in Cork’s City Hall.

For more information please email choir@theotherplacecork.com, or call The Other Place on 021 – 4278470

Social Groups Choral Con Fusion

Meet up every Wednesday at 6.30pm to sing their hearts out! To join contact: choir@theotherplacecork.com

The F Word

Women-only social group, Thursdays from 8pm - 9pm. Contact: info@linc.ie


Meet-up once a month in a different restaurant with great fun and laughter. Contact: out4dinner@theotherplacecork.com or tina@linc.ie

Women’s Soccer Group

Every Wendesday at 8pm. Contact Nessa on 0877603029

Meet and Greet

A group of friends meet up on the 1st Tuesday of the month in The Other Place, their role is to welcome you and make you feel part of the community.

LINC Drama Group

Tuesday nights from 7pm until 9pm. Contact info@linc.ie

Rainbow Ramblers

Spend the first Sunday of every month rambling up a hill, taking in our beautiful countryside and making new friends. Contact: rainbow.ramblers.cork@gmail.com


A community based website that has regular meet-ups and activites. See www.gaycork.com for more info.

Paul St Shopping Centre | Cork City t: (021) 4251122 e: info@moonshinecork.ie MoonshineCork @MoonshineCork

Support Pages National LGBT Helpline

The National LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT. The National LGBT Helpline service is provided by a network of trained volunteers from a number of local LGBT helplines. Call: 1890 929 539 Mon to Thurs 6.30pm – 9pm, Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat to Sun 4 – 6pm See www.lgbt.ie for more info


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Whatever you’re going through, whether it’s big or small, don’t bottle it up. We are here for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone. Call: 1850 60 90 90 Text: 087 2 609090 Email: jo@samaritans.org

Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live is an AA Recovery group that meet in confidence at The Other Place every Friday evening. Contact: 021 4278470 Cork Gay Community Development Co. Ltd. Dunlaoi, 8 North Mall, Cork City Office: 021-4304884 Email: info@gayhealthproject.com

Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI) Unit 2, 4 Ellis Quay, Dublin 7 Website: www.teni.ie Office: 01 – 873 3575 Email: info@teni.ie

LINC (Lesbians in Cork) 11A White Street, Cork City Website: www.linc.ie Office: 021- 4808600 Email: info@linc.ie

UP (LGBT Youth Group) 8 South Main Street, Cork City Contact the youthworker on 086-0443745 or The Other Place on 021-4278470 Email: youthworker@theotherplacecork.com


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nominations now open www.corkrebelawards.com

The Cork Rebel Awards are an annual (non profit) awards ceremony where we recognise people and organisations for the work and support that they have done or given to the Cork LGBT community. Now in its fifth year, the Cork Rebel Awards were set up as a collaboration between the Gay Project Cork, Cork Pride, GayCork.com and LINC in order to acknowledge LGBT people and organisations for their contributions, work and support to the Cork LGBT community.

2013 Cork LGBT Pride Committee

Chairman Clive Davis

Vice-Chairman JP McCarthy

Secretary Davey Walton

Treasurer Denis Cronin

Sales, PR and Marketing Kery Mullaly

Community Events Karla Crowley, Mary O’Leary

Council Liaison Officer Ted O’Connell

Parade Alan Murphy, Eamon O’Sullivan

Social Media Stephen Spillane

Website Brogan O’Callaghan

Brochure Jonathan Neville

Brochure Joe Mulrennan

Brochure Peter O’Toole

Volunteer Co-ordinator Sinead Murray

Brochure Coordinator and Website Technical support

Brochure Cover and Pride Logo

Pride Prom Organiser Emer McCarthy

Brochure Designer

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2013 Cork LGBT Pride Brochure  

Brochure of the 2013 Cork LGBT Pride Festival

2013 Cork LGBT Pride Brochure  

Brochure of the 2013 Cork LGBT Pride Festival

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