15 Dec


Glory Howl (Detail)

9 Dec


Black Gay Power

9 Dec

Every Instagay ever

7 Dec

Pick up Butcher Queers

26 Nov

The print edition of Butcher Queers issue four is now out. You can pick up your latest copy fom Pantibar on Capel street, Dublin or The Winding Stair Bookshop on Eden Quay.

A huge thank you to everyone that came to our launch last night and to those that gave donations towards printing costs. Remember BQ is advert-free, non-commerical and 100% non-profit

Downloadable PDF version will be available from this weekend

Power to The People

9 Nov


Here at Butcher Queer we’re delighted to announce that ‘The People Issue’ will be launched in Pantibar, Dublin on Thursday 25th November at 8.30pm,

Featuring brave new writing by David Babby, Joey Kavanagh, Emily Aoibheann and Stephen Meyler. Transgressive photography by Sean Mehan and Emily Aoibheann. Homoerotic art by Neil O’Driscoll and lots more visually exciting work

As usual there are only 1000 individually numbered copies available: RSVP our Facebook event page here

Priesthood Goes Burlesque

8 Nov

Check out this well written essay by Ed Madden for The Gay and Lesbian Review. The piece features Opus Gei (Alternative Miss Ireland 2010 contestant) as well as other cultural and artistic responses to clerical abuse scandals.

Callin’ all Cailíns

6 Nov

With out contest Alternative Miss Ireland is THE highlight of every queer’s year. Dark, witty, playful, offensive and intensely fabulous – AMI has been the beginning (and the end) of some of Ireland’s great queer performers. Alternative Miss Ireland, celebrates her 17th pageant on Sunday 13 March 2011. Open to men, women and others, this pageant puts contestants (the Aspiring Queen Cailíns) through traditional rounds of Daywear, Swimwear and Evening wear – though right there is where tradition ends and the insanity begins. The cohort of Cailíns battle it out on stage for the much coveted AMI Crown that currently resides on the head of the reigning Queen of Ireland, Miss Peaches Queen.

Budding contestants have until 15th January 2011 to enter.

Queer Notions

4 Nov

What do you get the gay that’s got everything? Well, here’s something for the Christmas stocking that will last longer than an erection on an Aer Lingus flight.  Queer Notions – New Plays and Performances from Ireland. Edited by Fintan Walsh, published by Cork University Press.

That’s all

2 Nov