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Drag culture in Ireland

As drag culture is increasingly in the spotlight, Michelle Nicolaou uncovers its history within 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

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Queer prom: the debs I wished I’d had

Rory Codd details the success of the second Intervarsity Queer Prom hosted last night by Royal College of Surgeons.


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, …

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SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

As the only Presidential candidate not currently involved with the SU, Mallon hopes to be a “bridge between” those inside and outside of the Union

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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

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Forming your identity within the LGBT community: a panel discussion

The colour of Rainbow Week continues with the Questioning and Allies panel discussion, with speakers providing insight into the often diverse experience of coming out


trinity-lifeAs 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.

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The Hist Debate: This House Regrets Allies at Pride

Speeches were emotive and passionate at the Hist and QSoc’s joint event this week

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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,

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The Queer Careers Network on bringing your identity to the workplace

As Rainbow Week continues, some of Ireland’s largest companies came together to speak about the importance of LGBT-inclusive work environments

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Inclusiveness and bringing your whole self to workwere being pitched in the Westin Hotel on Tuesday evening as some of  Irelands biggest companies and firms came together at Trinitys first Queer Careers Networking

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Motion for TCDSU to campaign on PrEP passed

Motion for TCDSU to campaign for the introduction of PrEP anti-HIV medication was passed at tonight’s Student Council

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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 …

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Phil bring the glitz and glamour with club Philth

Phil Freshers’ week night with Q-Soc & TAF at the Grand Social follows up first debate of the year

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 …

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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.

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May 2015 is remembered by many as the month Ireland granted equal citizenship to all its citizens regardless of their sexuality. At Dublin Castle, rainbow flags were raised aloft as the institution of marriage was opened to all men and …

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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.

COMMENT“I had to leave my family for I couldn’t face the harassment, the threats any longer.” Ramy Ayari is a 22 year-old computer science student from Tunisia. In the middle of December, via a muffled telephone conversation in French, Ramy …

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