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Becoming Cherrie : a journey so worth taking

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  The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival based in Cardiff, Wales awards the largest short film prize in the world – the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize.  It’s enough money for filmmakers to convert their shorts into full-length features like past winners like Daniel Ribeiro ‘The Way He Looks’ and Dee Rees ‘ Pariah’. This last … Continue reading



Cherrie: Me and HIV: an activist’s heartwarming journey

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  We first became aware of Northern Ireland actor Matthew Cavan whose alter-ego Cherrie OnTop when BECOMING  CHERRIE a documentary on his life caused a sensation at the Iris Prize Festival .  As well as being a very charismatic performer, Cavan who was diagnosed HIV+  10 years ago,   is also an  outspoken activist determined to … Continue reading



The Making of ABOMINATION a very Queer Opera

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  You don’t have to be a native of Northern Ireland to enjoy and appreciate a wonderful new documentary Opera that traces the Province’s struggle for LGBTQ rights which ends on a happy and uplifting note. Queer writer/composer Conor Mitchell  wrote ABOMINATION simply using verbatim political statements in a manner that engaged people not used … Continue reading



They Are Poofs! Abomination a DUP Opera

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  Northern Ireland is a Province of the UK which has a very troubled history of strife mainly about whether it should be reunited with Ireland or still be part of Britain.  It’s fractured politics have for years been led by an ultra-conservative Protestant Party the DUP.  During the UK PM Theresa May’s recent minority … Continue reading



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