“The Public Expenditure Minister says the Government will look to ‘relieve’ the ‘torture’ suffered by transgender people when it discusses the Gender Recognition Bill today. The draft legislation has been working its way through both Houses of the Oireachtas. If enacted, it would allow passports and other civil registration documents to recognise a person’s new gender – in the case where someone has chosen to change it.”
A heart-gladdening compilation of images and personalities [Including Senator Katherine Zappone and partner Ann Louise Gilligan top] and sounds from the Marriage Referendum compiled by GAZE International LGBT film festival Dublin.
Directed & Produced by Anna Rodgers; Edited by Bob Gallagher; Co-Producer Zlata Filipovic; Camera by Ken O’ Mahony, Bob Gallagher, Deirdre O’ Toole; Music by Hugh Rodgers; Online by Michael Higgins. In association with Invisible Thread Films.
Brightside founder Jonathan Frishberg and the Brightside app
Our Emily has been at the Web Summit in the RDS since Tuesday.
She phoned in the following
So what was her favourite first world problem solving ‘thing’?
My favourite app I came across over the past few days is Brightside represented by the app’s creator and co-founder Jonathan Frishberg whose stand was situated in the main hall (Angel Carroll, Birghtside’s other co-founder was out on the floor networking).
Brightside works out mathematically using building measurements and meteorological data to deduce where the sun is shining on a terrace or outside a cafe and for how long to make it easier to find a good spot to enjoy a beer or coffee. Just started in Barcelona, hoping to open in Dublin soon!
The National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin this evening.
The IDA [Industrial Development Authority] Night at The Museum, a Web Summit fringe event.
Bono told the approving/adoring audience that “This place” (National Museum, which is under threat of closing) is “impressive even by my rockstar megalomaniac standards”. He compared his “small man syndrome” to the one Ireland has in terms of ‘punching above our weight’, etc.,. He sang a bit of Elvis., charmed everyone and called out Enda’s mobile number….