Rudi Bug <3

Rudi Bug <3

 Sarah Jade and I made this short video promo for Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre. Outhouse is a great place and service to the LGBT Community, it’s also a great space for the people to make things happen, get creative and organise.

Rudi loves cherry blossoms.

Rudi loves cherry blossoms.

Up on the roof at Outhouse.

The third Record Store Gay is happening this year on the 19th of April. Record Store Gay is a nod to Record Store Day and a celebration of Independent Music as-well as a fundraiser for LGBT Charity Outhouse. This year is busting at the seams with performers and talent. Bands confirmed/recording are:

Kate’s Party, The Late David Turpin, Carriages, Patrick Kelleher, Lofires, Slap n Tickle, Bouts, Swimmers, Exploding Eyes, Heroes Of The Mexican Independence Movement, Monster Hero, Le Galaxie, Villagers, Dylan Walsh, French Bird, Sleep Thieves, Gar Cox, Percolator, The Notas, Biggles Flies Again, Crayonsmith, Hidden Highways, The Pulpit & Cave Ghosts. The event kicks off at Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre at 12pm - 6pm it thens skips down to Pantibar from 6pm - 10:30.

Traffic sign mirror balls on Capel St. #transformyourcity

Come Rhyme With Me -  The Censored Edition
 A man, a queen, from Ballinrobe, who dared to utter “homophobe”, opened up a can of worms that made the Montrose bigwigs squirm. Under the threat of legal action, they bowed to demands of a right-wing faction, but when the clip was made disappear, the Streisand Effect wound into gear. Amid the drama and clamorous noise, Panti bravely held her poise. On the Abbey stage, she bared her soul; told how “checking yourself” takes its toll. After tit for tat between pro and anti, the Noble Call made it game Team Panti. But set and match remain TBC, so let’s pass the mic to Come Rhyme With Me. A night of spoken word and rhymes, to honour an icon of our times, reflect on decades of hard-won fights and share our dreams of equal rights. / Joey K Le Cool Magazine Thurs 27th Feb 2014 Come Rhyme With Me -  The Censored Edition
 A man, a queen, from Ballinrobe, who dared to utter “homophobe”, opened up a can of worms that made the Montrose bigwigs squirm. Under the threat of legal action, they bowed to demands of a right-wing faction, but when the clip was made disappear, the Streisand Effect wound into gear. Amid the drama and clamorous noise, Panti bravely held her poise. On the Abbey stage, she bared her soul; told how “checking yourself” takes its toll. After tit for tat between pro and anti, the Noble Call made it game Team Panti. But set and match remain TBC, so let’s pass the mic to Come Rhyme With Me. A night of spoken word and rhymes, to honour an icon of our times, reflect on decades of hard-won fights and share our dreams of equal rights. / Joey K Le Cool Magazine Thurs 27th Feb 2014

Come Rhyme With Me -  The Censored Edition

A man, a queen, from Ballinrobe, who dared to utter “homophobe”, opened up a can of worms that made the Montrose bigwigs squirm. Under the threat of legal action, they bowed to demands of a right-wing faction, but when the clip was made disappear, the Streisand Effect wound into gear. Amid the drama and clamorous noise, Panti bravely held her poise. On the Abbey stage, she bared her soul; told how “checking yourself” takes its toll. After tit for tat between pro and anti, the Noble Call made it game Team Panti. But set and match remain TBC, so let’s pass the mic to Come Rhyme With Me. A night of spoken word and rhymes, to honour an icon of our times, reflect on decades of hard-won fights and share our dreams of equal rights. / Joey K Le Cool Magazine Thurs 27th Feb 2014

Operation Transformation for Rudi is going well, the weight is dropping off her.

kingofiona:

Hello. I am the King of Iona and for the benefit of the spiritually impaired or the incredibly naïve, I am the self appointed supreme leader of all Irish Catholics, a socially conservative campaigner, and an activist against the terrifying danger of increasing gay rights.

And as you may have…

Last night I went to see this documentary as part of the One Two One Two Festival at The Lighthouse Cinema.

It was one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful documentaries I have ever seen. A Concert for the late great Kate Mc Garrigle with her son Rufus Wainwright, daughter Martha Wainwright, sister Anna with family and friends. The music was powerful, the grief was palpable and the film was a collection of performances of live songs, old video clips, stories and a great celebration of a life that shaped the Canadian anglophone community landscape from the 1960’s up until Kate’s death in 2010. My

favourite song was cover called “I Cried for Us” (I’ve had enough) which Rufus sang with Antony Hegarty.

To be fair to them, they were barely able to finish the song but it was a glorious rendition. The film has resulted in me digging out any of the Wainwrights back catalogue and discover more Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s music, which is a actually just what I felt like. I am so very delighted I saw this film.

This year I’ll be working at a drop in clinic for National Coming Out Day Friday 11th October at Outhouse, info and friendly advice will be given to all LGBT persons and allies. Groups on the day include Amnesty LGBT, Dublin Lesbian Line, G-Force (Gay Garda Society), Belong To and Gay Switchboard Dublin plus Outhouse staff.