Online Event with Dr Patrick McDonagh: Gay and Lesbian Activism In Ireland

Dr Patrick McDonagh

For Pride Month, we wanted to ensure that we had an online event that would be of interest to all our members and their friends. As they say, to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’ve come from.

That’s why we’re delighted to announce that author of ‘Gay and Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland 1973-93‘, Dr Patrick McDonagh, will join us to chat about ‘Dr. Patrick McDonagh author of ‘Gay and Lesbian Activism in the Republic of Ireland’, will discuss The Rise of Pride in Ireland in 70s & 80s’ on June 21st at 8pm.

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Pride: sore feet and cheekbones!

For Pride month, our members are sharing their stories, our committee member, Ed Magee, tells his story.

Committee Member Ed Magee (right) and friends at Pride.

Pride and what it means to me – sore feet and cheekbones! 

By Ed Magee 

I’ve only marched twice in Pride, once with Harrow and Brent council and once with Camden council but I’ve volunteered since 2012 with Pride. 

Volunteering for Pride is a long day making it safe for everyone. It takes a huge number of volunteers and an immense about of planning behind the scenes all done by a core team of volunteers.  You should see the training on how to manage the road crossing it’s a precision operation.  

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Event: Meet up at London LGBTQ Community Centre

London Irish LGBT Network would like to invite you to an informal Saturday afternoon get-together at London LGBTQ Centre on Saturday 11th June at 3pm.

It’s a chance for our group, friends and allies to come together in a relaxing environment and in an environment where there doesn’t need to be alcohol involved.

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Online Meetup: An Evening with Actor Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy

Just us for an online meet-up on April 27th at 2000. We will be joined by Irish actor and producer, and London resident, Derek Murphy.

On stage, credits include, most recently ‘Love Dance’ at ‘The Chiswick Playhouse London‘, as well as ‘‪Dial M for Murder‬’, ‘‪Major Barbara‬’, ‘Scapino’, ‘John Bulls Other Island’, and National UK Tour of ‘Arms and the Man’ (Michael Friend Productions, Shaw2020 London), ‘MacSwiney’ (Irish Theatre London) ‘Exposed‘ (Southwark Playhouse) ‘Dracula‘ (Jellyfish Theatre Co. Rome), ‘Woyzeck‘ (London Theatre) and ‘Just Above Dogs‘ (Green Curtain Theatre Co.) which was performed at The Houses of Parliament in London.

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