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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

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.

That’s all

2 Nov

Purple Spirit

20 Oct

A growing internet campaign is calling for LGBTQ people and their heterosexual allies to wear purple on October 20th, 2010. The day is in honor of the 8 homosexual teenagers who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag

It Gets Better

11 Oct

This is Chris Croker’s submission the it gets better Project. Chris, who is an outspoken and unapologetic gay guy that is regularly the target of thousands of online homophobes. (mostly anonymous, ignorant, cowardly cunts)

In the past few weeks, America is hearing the news that five more teenagers who were being bullied and took their own lives: Cody Barker, age 17, of Shiocton, Wisconsin; Asher Brown, age 13, of Houston, Texas; Seth Walsh, age 13, of Tehachapi, California; Tyler Clementi, age 18, the Rutgers University student who jumped off the George Washington Bridge; and Raymond Chase, age 19, a student in Providence, Rhode Island. Their deaths come after the suicides of Justin Aaberg, age 15, of Anoka, Minnesota, and Billy Lucas, age 15, of Greensburg, Indiana.

Hundreds of LGBT people all over the world have uploaded videos to the It Gets Better Project’s YouTube channel in an effort to bring hope to kids who are being bullied because they are gay or perceived to be gay. People are sharing their stories and letting these kids know that it gets better.