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
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.
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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.
So, since the Women’s Mini Marathon back in June the running has come to a halt, so I have decided I work best to targets. I am going to do a 5K with Sarah Jade on her birthday the 29th of Sept to raise some €uro’s for Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Hospital, Rathgar. We have set up a mycharity page and we are hoping to raise €500, that would be awesome.
Here are details of the route, if you are interested in taking part click here.
We had an absolute blast at the Love Action tent at Electric Picnic, all involved were super sound and there was a great buzz around the tent for the three days. 7000 signatures were signed in support of a referendum for marriage equality. For more info on marriage equality click here
Since we played some tunes with Monster Hero at Molloy Dowling we have been asked to play at the Love Action tent at Electric Picnic. This is a very exciting development. We are incredibly happy to be working with Love Action, a collective campaigning for a referendum to change the Constitution’s restrictive definition of a family so that all loving families are recognised and protected in law & deliver equality to same sex couples by opening up civil marriage.
Shocking hangover Saturday followed by awesome hike in Glendalough Sunday.
Spoken word explosion Come Rhyme With Me is returning Outhouse after a year of outings at a variety of festivals around the land. Can’t wait to see the gang of wordies do their thing again.