Where’s Your Pride?



And on the wireless.

Neil O’Gorman writes:

RTÉ is celebrating its partnership with Dublin Digital Pride and this year’s #virtualprideparade on Sunday 28th June, by hosting a special Pride weekend, on air and online, including two days of music, interviews and entertainment across RTÉ 2FM and two special RTÉ Concert Orchestra performances, and much more.

Saturday 27th June will also feature a special collaboration between 2FM and Mother, the popular LGBTQ+ club night, who will play an exclusive two-hour Pride weekend DJ set.

Dublin Digital Pride

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18 thoughts on “Where’s Your Pride?

  1. Gary Kelly

    Using women to supply babies for money is very questionable and bordering misogynistic. Needs a conversation.

      1. Kim Jong Una

        Are you trying to say it’s homophobic to disapprove of people paying money to others in order to procure children?

          1. newsjustin

            Taking a child away from its mother,especially in a foreign country, compensating her with money, is wrong.

            It was wrong to take children from parents when the church did it. It’s wrong now.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            example being rosanna davison

            commodification of something that really should be beyond that

            good reason it’s illegal in so many countries

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          What’s the difference between paying a surrogate thousands to have a baby for you and paying an adoption agency thousands to procure a baby for you? At least with surrogacy you know where the baby came from and can use your own sperm/egg in an IVF process.

          1. Rob_G

            One involves adopting a child that who has been born already that their natural parents are, for whatever reason, incapable or unwilling to bring up themselves; and the other involves paying a woman in a poor country to be impregnated on your behalf, and then taking the baby off her once its been born.

            (note: this is related to the practice in general, I know nothing of the circumstances of the two chaps above)

          2. Daisy Chainsaw

            With surrogacy, the woman gets the money. With adoption, an agency makes thousands and you have no idea of the parents’ circumstances – whether the baby is an orphan, surrendered or stolen. Just because the laundries are closed and the adoption industry dried up in Ireland doesn’t mean there aren’t dubious practices going on in countries where Irish people now go to adopt and pay around €20k to facilitators.

          3. Rob_G

            If a man from a rich western country goes to poor country and pays a prostitute for sex, the woman gets the money in that case, too. But still, the fact a much richer person is inducing a much poorer person to sell her body to him for money would be considered exploitative by a lot of people.

            I know that there is can be all sorts of hinky business that goes on with the foreign adoptions industry, but someone adopting a child, who has no parents, from an orphanage, is not the same as ‘procuring’ child from its natural parents (which I realise goes on, too).

  2. Gay Fawkes

    How do you know it’s not legitimate adoption? I’m in agreement with the point about paying for babies being wrong but if the child is abandoned and is adopted by a warm, giving couple I don’t see an issue with it.

    So one could see how jumping the gun and assuming this couple engaged in the former as opposed to the latter could be construed as homophobic.

    1. Vanessanelle


      If the adoption was legal, and Baba, ah would ya look at him, love an’ ould hold meself; is thriving
      Its back to my lean to on matters such as this
      Mind yer own business

      Let parents

    2. Clampers Outside

      +1 conclusions being jumped to with the two lads.

      Was taken aback when I heard of Rosanna Davison tho, as I’d believe she’d have been a shoe-in to pass requirements as an adoptive parent.

      1. scottser

        any social worker worth their salt would be concerned at the prospect of chris de burgh singing to an infant.

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