Posted by Administrator on February 16th, 2015
The Church of Ireland group Changing Attitude Ireland attended the recent rally at Belfast city hall in opposition to the proposed ‘anti-gay’ conscience clause and have sent their support to those in Newry who protested at the Newry event on the same day.
Mayor Daire Hughes was at the Anti Conscience Clause Rally in Newry.
The clause proposed by the Democratic Unioniost Party would allow an opt out of equality legislation in Northern Ireland on the grounds of religious conscience.
Canon Charles Kenny of Changing Attitude Ireland who attended the Belfast rally commented “For Changing Attitude Ireland our Christian faith informs us that we are all equal under God and we oppose any attempt to make it easier for providers of goods and services in Northern Ireland to discriminate against gay people.The DUP proposal is misleading when it pits people of faith against those who are gay or who affirm gay people. The DUP proposal ignores the fact that many people of faith oppose discrimination against gay people. ”
This message of Christian support by CAI for LGBT was also being conveyed to the organisers of the rallies in Belfast and Derry.
Posted by Administrator on February 13th, 2015
A New Anti-Cyberbullying support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people has been launched through International Youth Exchange.
Towards Anti Cyberbullying eBook
Dundalk Outcomers LGBT support service and Accept LGBT Cyprus are proud to announce the launch of their new eBook “Towards Anti-Cyberbullying: an eBook for LGBT young people”.
This unique support for young LGBT people was developed and created in collaboration by a group of LGBT and non-LGBT through an intensive two-week Erasmus plus exchange programme. The eBook features sections on “Ways and Types of Cyberbullying”, “What to do if you are Cyberbullied” and “How to protect yourself online”, and is available for free download on www.lgbtCB.org.
Launching the eBook and website in the Outcomers centre in Dundalk, Mairead McGuinness MEP said that it was “fantastic that young people have delivered it themselves. You are doing a great service to people that you don’t know yet who will link into the eBook. I think what we would all wish is that there will come a day when we won’t need guides like this… but until that day this guide is absolutely essential.”
For more information on the project and the eBook contact Outcomers through firstname.lastname@example.org, Accept LGBT Cyprus through email@example.com.
Posted by Administrator on January 28th, 2015
Three City protest against the conscience clause outside Newry Town Hall this Saturday from 3pm to 4pm.
Posted by Administrator on January 22nd, 2015
Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014
The 2014 Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is calling in to say hello to all in the NRC this Saturday 24th of January.
Maria will visit the NRC Centre briefly at 12pm so please call down to say hello!
Maria who is a native of Boston now lives in the County Mayo village of Shrule
27 year old Maria is the first openly gay Rose of Tralee in the history of the competition ‘coming out’ to the media a week or so after winning the prestigious competition.
Posted by Administrator on December 20th, 2014
The NRC Centre is closed from now until Tuesday the 6th of January 2015.
The Tuesday walking group will have their regular walk as usual this Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm. Meet outside the centre at 7.30pm SHARP an we might just stop along the way for a wee bevy for the season that’s in it!
All that’s left is for us all at the NRC to wish you a very happy Christmas and lots of fun in 2015