“Out On The Streets” Campaign Launched

LGBT young people are over-represented on our streets and Ireland doesn’t know how to help- UCC LGBT Society campaigns for better LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the homeless population, as shown by international research. However, we know very little about LGBT homelessness in an Irish context. In America, studies report that about 40% of homeless…

The Modern Queer Writer

So I’m doing a module this semester on women and literature, which has been pretty cool so far, and made me think a lot, having been perceived as a woman my whole life. We’re only a few weeks in, but already the questions we’ve been presented with have leaked into other aspects of my thinking…

Joining the Choir

A piece in the Irish Examiner made the claim that “people who sing in choirs report significant higher levels of wellbeing.” This article was on research published by Hilary Moss, Jessica O’Donoghue and Julie Lynch at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in a paper entitled “Sing Yourself Better: the…

Thoughts on Orlando

At the time of writing this we are about 24hrs removed from the Orlando shootings. I have tried to sum up how I feel in the wake of this massacre, this attack on the LGBT*Q community, even just to myself: to make sense of this all internally. The truth of this, however, is that there is…

Why should we vote and campaign for Marriage Equality?

Rob Cas | UCCSU LGBT Rights Officer fter a long day of wandering around Vancouver I found myself in need of somewhere to get a cold drink and a Wi-Fi signal, so I chose a Starbucks. This particular store is smack bang in the middle of Vancouver’s answer to The Castro in San Francisco; Davie…