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Cork Action for Equality Presents “TRUE COLOURS” An Evening of Song & Celebration by Choral ConFusion & Glória (Cork & Dublin’s LGBT choirs)
All proceeds go to The Civil Marriage Equality Campaign
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 8pm
WHERE: St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Dean St, Cork City
Tickets cost €15 and can be bought online and are available on the door or from The Other Place.
(Unwaged rate of €10 is also available on the door & from The Other Place)
You can view the facebook event here
The Cork launch of Teni’s landmark publication ‘Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland’ will be launched on 19 May 2012 by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, in Shine on Washington, Cork City.
The event will include readings, performances, photo exhibition and much more!
This exciting new publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland. Over 35 individuals contributed to this collection, reflecting the personal, political and creative spheres of trans people across the country.
This event is part of Cork City Council Social Inclusion Week and also marks IDAHOT – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
For more info see here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This year’s IDAHO Service in St. Anne’s is on Sunday the 13th of May. It is a going to be a Eucharistic Service, with the service Speaker being our very own Clive Davis of the LGBT Centre (aka The Other Place).
Choral Con Fusion will be singing along with a welcome return from Cathal O’Riada, whom some of may remember from last year’s Carol Service.
The service starts at 11am and all are welcome to attend.
The Cork Women’s Fun Weekend begins tomorrow and runs until the 7th of May 2012.
Some of the events are:
Are are explained more on their showcase events page.
“YOU are not alone and need not walk the road by yourself — the support network for gay people in Cork is a wonderful one.”
That was the advice of Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer today, as he spoke publicly to Padraig Hoare about being gay.
He said that Cork was a great place to be gay and that it had a very loyal gay community who would support those going through difficult times.
“I spent a while struggling with my sexuality and it was a long personal journey. Now I am very open and completely comfortable with it. It doesn’t define me, I don’t see it as a big deal — it is just a part of who I am.
Deputy Buttimer came out after the creation of a new Fine Gael forum to push for gay equality issues, backed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Hi political colleagues in Cork South Central, Labour’s Ciarán Lynch and Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath today supported his decision to come out
As reported by the Evening Echo
In just under a month the annual Cork Women’s Fun Weekend is taking place from Thursday 3rd May to Monday 7th May 2012.
Some of the events include:
In the meantime, if you like to volunteer to help at this event, or have a sppot prize you like to offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See corkwomensfunweekend.ie for more info
Cloud 9, a club night for women and their friends is making a welcome return to the Cork Scene on Saturday, April 14th.
It’s taking place in the Blue Angel at Cork Opera House, which was the venue they use previously
Doors open at 9:30pm, with the entry costing €1, however all proceeds go to Bounce Back.
‘Bounce Back’ is a new non profit organisation started following the death of Erbie Underwood. ‘Bounce Back’ aims to provide Cork’s Youths aged 12-20 a facility for sport, dance and music, whilst providing emotional and psychological support to young people and their families.
See here for more info
If you are aware already the dates for the 2012 Cork Pride festival have been moved to the August Bank Holiday weekend. This means that pride this year till take place from 29th July to the 6th of August, with the parade taking place on Sunday the 5th of August (to be confirmed)
As always the pride committee for volunteers to help them out this year, and if you are interested please email email@example.com or turn up to the AGM on the 28th February in the Other Place at 5.3opm.
The Other Place Book Club is a book club that should appeal to all LGBT readers. The book selection will range from a wide selection of genres both contemporary and classic. Every second month will have a LGBT themed book, followed by a standard book.
The following is the usual procedure that will occur at a club meeting:
The first meeting will be on Tuesday 27th March , and every month thereafter
The three books for the next 3 months are
for more info contact. firstname.lastname@example.org