Drag culture in Ireland

Drag finds itself in new bloom as wider recognition of the art form, partly due to the popularity of hit shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, has brought it to the forefront of pop culture. The very practice of drag creates a fertile space not only for exhilarating performances but for the exploration of the making […]

Queer prom: the debs I wished I’d had

Last night, Friday February 24, I had the pleasure of attending the second annual Intervarsity Queer Prom, an event held for LGBT+ students across all of Dublin’s third-level institutions. It was hosted last year by Trinity’s very own Q Soc, but this year the responsibility to organise the night fell to the students of the […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

Forming your identity within the LGBT community: a panel discussion

  As part of Rainbow week, TCDSU Welfare and Q Soc held an event which dealt with issues surrounding sexuality and identity in general, and advice on how to find whats right for you in developing your identity and coming out. The role of allies in the LGBT community was also addressed. Speakers gave personal […]

The Hist Debate: This House Regrets Allies at Pride

TCDSU, Q Soc and The Hist joined ranks yesterday to debate the motion This House Regrets Allies at Pride, the third evening event of Rainbow Week. The motion was proposed by Lorna Staines, Samuel Riggs, Olly Donnelly and Peter Gowan, with the opposition being from Wills Worall, Sinead Harrington, Meg Bare and Caitriona Ni Bhriain. […]

The Queer Careers Network on bringing your identity to the workplace

Inclusiveness and “bringing your whole self to work” were being pitched in the Westin Hotel on Tuesday evening as some of  Ireland’s biggest companies and firms came together at Trinity’s first Queer Careers Networking Event. Hosted in collaboration with Law Soc, this was opportunity to hear people speak about their personal experiences in the workplace […]

Motion for TCDSU to campaign on PrEP passed

Proposed by LGBT Rights Officer Sean O’Caroll, and seconded by Natural Sciences Convenor Laura Matthews, the motion to campaign for the introduction of “PrEP” was put forward to Student Council. “PrEP” (Pre-Exposure Prohylaxis) is the use of anti-HIV medication to reduce the risk of infection.   The motion read that “Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an […]

Phil bring the glitz and glamour with club Philth

Club Philth, the annual Freshers’ Week extravaganza of drinking and debauchery co-hosted this year by the Phil, Trinity Arts Festival and Q-Soc, took place on Thursday evening. Over 800 Trinity students descended upon the Grand Social for a Studio 54-inspired party that proved to be a true highlight of the busy Trinity Freshers’ schedule. Despite […]

SU joins movement against ban on MSM blood donation.

After passing a motion at December’s SU Council, Samuel Riggs sets out Trinity’s campaign against the outright ban on gay men donating blood in Ireland.

Forbidden Love: a student’s struggle for LGBT rights in Tunisia

Tunisia is supposedly the success story of the Arab Spring, but LGBT people still face violent oppression. One Tunisian LGBT activist speaks about his personal and political struggles.

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