Queerguru’s José Mayorga gives a Guatemalan take on the new excellent new Irish doc “How To Tell A Secret”

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WHEN LIVING WITH HIV IS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE In present-day Ireland, many people are silent about their HIV status because society has silenced them,  not only in Ireland, but in Guatemala and other countries, there is no education on the subject, and silence reigns, not to mention vulnerable points along the medicine supply chain … Continue reading

Queering The Green : Post 2000 Queer Irish Poetry

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I have waited a long time to get my hands on this book: my own copy took a while to arrive with me, but – more importantly – the anthology itself feels long overdue; it’s about time somebody undertook the difficult, necessary work of editing a collection of contemporary queer Irish poetry. After making my … Continue reading

Vincent Hanley: Sex, Lies and Videotapes : the story of an Irish gay icon

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  Irish filmmaker Bill Hughes’s poignant and very personal documentary on his DJ friend the late Vincent Hanley will probably move you to tears.  Especially if you are a gay man of a certain age.  Or Irish. Or both.   Hanley was a celebrity DJ and TV presenter in the 1970s & 1980s in a very … Continue reading

Rialto : an exploration of masculinity

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    Rialto, the sophomore feature film  from Scottish filmmaker Philip Mackie Burns was written by queer Irish playwright Mark O’Halloran who adapted from his own award-winning stage play ‘Trade’. Incidentally O’Halloran also wrote the script of the stunning film Viva which in 2015 was Ireland’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Film at the Academy … Continue reading

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