It is fair to say, 2016 has sucked for many of us. Brexit and an associated rise or racism, Trump getting the Presidency (though would the vile Hillary Clinton have been any better?) and an assortment of stars like Alan Rickman and Prince passing away. There will be loads more things to depress you, but I have to finish this article sometime before 2017. It seemed only fitting that there was a final ‘screw you’ from the year on Christmas Day, when pop legend George Michael passed away at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure. Continue reading How George Michael Changed The World For Gay People
You really couldn’t make it up. Trainee Roman Catholic priests could face curbs on their internet usage after it was revealed that there has been use of gay dating app ‘Grindr’ in Ireland’s main seminary. Continue reading Irish Catholic Church in Grindr Gay Sex App Scandal!
Don’t you think that people are overly sensitive about the issues and debates that are being raised in today’s media? Anything you say can easily be penalised under the scrupulous eye of the public, or any picture posted on the internet can fall under criticism depending on the context of the image. In academic terms, this is called ‘intertextuality’ where we establish the relationship between what we think and the content, but where do we get this intertextuality from? Continue reading Is Being Gay Natural or a Choice?
It really should have been a great day. Monday saw the Northern Irish Assembly narrowly vote in favour of gay marriage equality. However, as ever in this part of the world, things are never designed to run that smoothly. Continue reading DUP Block Northern Irish Gay Marriage
Michael Sam, who in 2014 became the first openly gay American footballer to be drafted into the NFL, this week announced that he was stepping away from the sport, citing concerns about his mental health after a ‘difficult’ 12 months. Continue reading Gay NFL Players Michael Sam Steps Away From Sport Over ‘Mental Issues’
Well, it has happened. A day that we all wanted, but never really expected to see. The Supreme Court in America has ruled that gay marriage is a right that everyone in the country has, regardless of what State they are in. Continue reading U.S Supreme Court Votes For Gay Marriage!
Here at Escort Ireland, we are all for equality. We take any attempts at discrimination very seriously, and we long for the day when people are just managed by the human beings they are, and nothing else. This is why we found this story absolutely fascinating, and possibly slightly worrying. Continue reading Gay Rights Storm Over Cake Refusal!
This week, over in America, Michael Sam became the first openly gay American footballer to get onto an NFL team. The 24 year old defensive end joined the St Louis Rams as the 249th selection in the draft (where the best college players get picked up by the pro teams) This has received huge backing from all over the world. Continue reading Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay Player in the NFL!
So the Northern Irish Assembly has voted to reject gay marriage again. This makes it the third time as a nation we have thrown away the chance to give real equality to to our gay brothers and sisters. This is a deeply troubling in my opinion. Continue reading Northern Ireland Rejects Gay Marriage…Again!
Vladimir Putin is certainly a man who divides opinion. Of course Escort Ireland isn’t going to get involved in arguments over Syria and the Crimea as that’s far too political. Still, when it comes to the Russian record on gay rights, most right minded people know full well Russian policy is a throwback to a bygone age. Continue reading ‘Putin Butt Plugs’ up for Sale!