Tonie Walsh

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Gay rights activist Tonie Walsh: “People were conditioned into a state of fear by the existence of the law.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was well after midnight when Tonie Walsh was woken by the ringing phone. On the line was a panicked friend. He had been out in Dublin and decided t(...)

 Rory O’Neill (Ms Panti Bliss) being interviewed at the launch of “KnowNow”, a national free rapid HIV testing programme. His bar  is offering free HIV tests to patrons. Photograph: Eric Luke

The attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has devastated the LGBT community in the US and abroad. It also directly targeted the idea of gay clubs b(...)

A night at Mother in Copper Alley

Cormac Cashman knows how to party. As club promoter responsible for Mother, Prhomo and Sweatbox, three of Dublin’s most popular gay club nights, Cashm(...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

Gay Switchboard Ireland director Maria Keogh and Senator David Norris, who recalls: “[Volunteers] had to have the capacity to listen and to engage.”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a listening ear. It has the potential to turn a life around.” So says a message on Gay Switchboard Ireland’s (...)

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