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  • Title: National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: .. Navigation Menu.. Home.. News, Press Events.. Our History.. Publications Policy.. What We Do.. Who We Are.. Follow us on Twitter.. Follow us on Facebook.. Campfire Stories reflections on a 35 year history.. Read more.. GCN the latest issue.. NXF 35th Anniversary video.. The Galas.. Reflections on a 35 year history A fire side chat hosted by the.. GCN (Gay Community News) is  ...   First established in.. Date: TBC Time: TBC Price: TBC Venue: TBC The GALAS were created in 2009.. Load More Posts.. Search for:.. Latest News:.. NXF CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMES MOVES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE NEW YORK ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE.. Tweets by @nxfie.. NXF, C/O GCN, the Skylab, 2 Exchange St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland | T: +353 1 675 5025 | F: +353 1 671 3549..

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  • Title: News, Press & Events | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: NLGF Upcoming Events.. Watch this space and we ll keep you posted on our Autumn 2014 events!.. Previous Events:.. The Galas 1 March 2014.. NLGF 35th Anniversary Celebration 21 February 2014.. NLGF Press Releases.. September 2014:.. NXF CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMES MOVES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE NEW YORK ST PATRICK S DAY PARADE.. July 2014:.. NATIONAL LGBT FEDERATION CALLS FOR THE COMPLETE DELETION OF SECTION 37(1) OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT.. May 2014:.. National LGBT Federation thanks Eamon Gilmore for strong commitment to equality, calls for renewed focus on agreed reforms 28 May 2014.. Gay Rights  ...   3 March 2014.. February 2014:.. National LGBT Federation (formerly NLGF) Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting LGBT Rights and Equality 21 February 2014.. NLGF Respond to NYC Mayor Parade Boycott.. 2013:.. NLGF Welcomes Governments Decision To Hold Gay Marriage Referendum.. NLGF Expresses Concerns About Gender Recognition Proposals.. NLGF Condemns Russian Gay Propaganda Bill.. NLGF Conference: Outing Exclusion, Sat 16 Feb 2013.. You might also find the following links interesting.. LGBT Protest At Russian Embassy.. Same-sex Marriage Referendum For 2014.. International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.. Calls For More Proactive Garda Response To LGBT Concerns..

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  • Title: Our History | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: Key dates in the history of the National LGBT Federation (NXF).. 1979 National Gay Federation (NGF) established.. In 1979 the NGF was established and it leased a building, which it called the Hirschfeld Centre, named after the German Sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, in the then underdeveloped Temple Bar area of Dublin.. The community centre was the first full-time lesbian and gay venue in Ireland.. It housed a meeting space, a youth group, a café, a small cinema and film club and it ran discos at the weekend where gay men, lesbian women and transgender people socialised.. 1980 Pre-cursor to the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) set up.. In 1980 a sub-group within the NGF began to maintain documents and media cuttings of relevance to LGBT people, establishing an embryonic national lesbian and gay archive, which acted as a precursor of the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) that developed later.. 1981 1st national gay conference in Ireland.. Members of the NGF participate in the first national gay conference in Ireland, held in Cork and organised by the Cork Gay Collective.. 1981 to 1984 Identity magazine published by NGF.. A quarterly review published by the NGF, it was the first gay periodical, as opposed to a newsletter in Ireland, and it set an important benchmark in LGBT publishing.. Although it was criticised in some quarters for being too academic and elitist, this journal set new standards in design and LGBT journalism.. Eason’s refused to stock it, as the words “gay” or “lesbian” appeared on its cover.. Eight issues were published with contributions by Derek Jarman, David O’Connor, Frank McGuinness and others.. In a social and political climate that made advertising difficult to acquire, this journal was a huge drain on the finances of a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation and it ceased publication in March 1984.. 1984 to 1988 Out magazine published by NGF.. From 1984 to 1988 the NGF published Out magazine, Ireland’s first commercial lesbian and gay publication.. Out was a news and review magazine that was aimed at the gay community and a general audience who were interested in LGBT.. issues and LGBT culture.. Distributed by Eason’s the magazine achieved more widespread penetration nation-wide than any previous gay.. publication.. Nell McCafferty, Walt Kilroy, Tonie Walsh, Nuala O’Faoláin and Thom McGinty were among its regular contributors.. Unfortunately it was undercaptialised throughout its three-year history and the final issue in October 2008 was delayed for some time because the magazine’s printers – the.. Carlow Nationalist.. and.. Leinster Times.. – refused to print the previous issue due to an “offensive” Gay Health Action ad on safer sex for gay men.. 1987 Fire closes down Hirschfeld Centre.. In 1987, the Hirschfeld Centre was badly damaged in a fire – presumed to be accidental – that closed the community centre in the building which had acted as the beating heart of Dublin’s lesbian and gay community for over eight years.. 1988 Gay Community News published.. On 10 February 1988 an eight-page tabloid newspaper called Gay Community News (GCN) hit the streets for the very first time.. It was published from the remains of the badly damaged Hirschfeld Centre.. “We wanted it to be irreverent and earnest at the same time and it had to look like a newspaper,” says founding editor Tonie Walsh who developed GCN with the general secretary of the NGF, Catherine Glendon.. Glendon tragically died from a stroke on 5 August 1987, at the prime of her career.. Her loss was a hug blow, putting the launch of the paper back by several months.. GCN, Issue One, was designed by Niall Sweeney, who went on to become one of Ireland’s leading graphic designers and one of the founders of the Alternative Miss Ireland (AMI).. The first issue flagged a story about three gay women abseiling into the House of Lords to protest against Section 28 in the UK, a feature about cross dressing and an item on criminal law written by barrister Jim Treanor.. The only professional journalist involved in Issue One was Walt Kilroy, who went on to become an RTE news reporter.. “GCN is the longest continuous queer periodical in Ireland,”.. says Walsh.. “It continues to be a unique and defining voice of gay people in this country and in time will become an invaluable historical document.. ”.. 1991 National Gay Federation (NGF) changes its name to the National.. Lesbian.. and Gay Federation (NLGF).. In September 1990 the Board of the NLGF approved a proposal to change the name of the organisation from the NGF to the NLGF.. The proposal was ratified by the members of the organisation by an overwhelming vote of 84% in favour and 16% opposed.. The change was made to be more inclusive of women in the organisation, as the term gay was no longer considered to adequately represent gay women who preferred the term lesbian, which was considered more feminist and political.. On 1st January 1991 the organisation officially changed its name to the NLGF.. 1997 NLGF/GCN move to Outhouse IQA public office opens.. The NLGF/GCN moved office from the old Hirschfeld Centre building, to the temporary new premises of the  ...   Ann Louise Gilligan accept the prestigious NLGF ‘Persons of the Year’ Award.. ‘Burning Issues: Listening to the Voices of the LGBT Community in Ireland’ is published in November 2009.. Burning Issues was a seminal-scoping study that provided a comprehensive evidence base of the political, social and equality issues of central importance to Irish LGBT people.. 2010 NLGF becomes member of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Platform.. The NLGF becomes a member of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) which has been established by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).. The FRA collects data on fundamental rights, conducts research and analysis, provides independent advice to policy-makers, networks with human rights stakeholders, and develops communications to raise awareness of fundamental rights.. The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is a network for cooperation and information exchange, set to act as.. the main channel for FRA’s cooperation with civil society – across the EU – and to ensure a close cooperation between the FRA and relevant stakeholders.. 2nd Annual NLGF GALAS.. Lydia Foy, campaigner for transgender rights, is the NLGF’s ‘Person of the Year’ while An Garda Síochanna are awarded ‘Employer of the Year’.. 2011 3rd Annual NLGF GALAS.. 3rd Annual NLGF GALAS Awards is held.. Writer Emma Donoghue wins the NLGF ‘Person of the Year Award’ and MarriagEquality wins the Community Organisation of the Year Award.. The show opens with a powerful and moving tribute to the NLGF from former Irish President McAleese who wins the LGBT Political Figure of the Year Award.. 2012.. October 2012 -1st.. National Coming Out Day event.. NLGF organised a screening of the documentary film ‘TransAction’ about the personal journey of Polish Transgender MP Anna Grodzka to celebrate National Coming Out Day.. 2013.. February 2013.. Outing Exclusion Conference.. In conjunction with Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Unit and The Community Foundation for Ireland, the NLGF organised ‘Outing Exclusion’: the first conference in Ireland to examine the issues of poverty and social exclusion in the LGBT community.. The event highlighted how issues relating to poverty, economic inequality and multiple disadvantage impact upon LGBT people.. The conference also acted as a platform for LGBT organisations and anti-poverty organisations to discuss solutions to address poverty and inequality amongst LGBT people.. The conference was opened by the Polish MP, Anna Grodzka, who discussed the need to tackle social exclusion by reasserting the importance of human need in politics and regulating the worst excesses of corporate and financial greed which stunts democracy and human rights.. GCN’s 25 birthday anniversary issue is published.. In February 2013, GCN celebrated its 25th birthday with a special presentation at the GALAS, which included a film about GCN s pivotal role in Ireland s LGBT community.. Watch the video:.. youtube.. com/watch?v=7SO9y80l8l0.. The 25th anniversary issue of GCN featured the historical highlights of the past 25 years in LGBT Ireland, plus 25 pivotal LGBT moments from 25 years, as picked by the readers of GCN.. February 2013 4th Annual GALAs.. Michael Barron accepts the NLGF’s ‘Person of the Year’ award.. March 2013 NLGF elects a new Chair.. Ailbhe Smyth resigns as the Chair of the NLGF after 14 years of dedicated service to the organisation, during which time she worked assiduously for the rights of, and to combat discrimination against, LGBT people.. Ailbhe also placed GCN on a financially sustainable footing, and ensured that the NLGF maintained a strong, sharp focus on the goal of marriage equality for same-sex couples.. Olivia McEvoy becomes the Chair of the NLGF.. April 2013 Submission to the Constitutional Convention.. The NLGF made a submission to the Constitutional Convention regarding the extension of equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.. The following month, Convention delegates met to discuss the issue, and voted by an overwhelming 79% to recommend to government that marriage equality for same-sex couples not only be provided for but enshrined as a constitutional right.. A referendum to enable this to happen is expected to take place in 2014.. Although the NLGF strongly maintains that this basic civil right should be legislated for as a matter of urgency and not subject to a referendum, the organisation will be joining with the many other LGBT and civil society groups in campaigning vigorously for a Yes vote.. June 2013 To mark the occasion of Dublin Pride, the NLGF hosted two screenings in the IFI:.. ‘Where I Am’, the heart-breaking tale about Robert Drake and his return to Sligo and Beyond Gay The Politics of Pride’, a multi award-winning documentary which examines the relevance of Gay Pride celebrations internationally, against the backdrop of opposition to such events in a number of countries.. October 2013 Marking National Coming Out Day again.. The NLGF and Outhouse ran an information session on the afternoon of Friday 11th October, in conjunction with some of the key groups and services, for those who wanted to find out more or support someone they know in the process of Coming Out.. The evening event was called Making Out – an evening of short plays on the theme of coming out by Acting Out, with support from the NLGF.. February 2014, NLGF renamed National LGBT Federation (NXF)..

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  • Title: Publications & Policy | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: ‘Gay Community News’.. Published: 1988 2013.. GCN (Gay Community News) is Ireland’s longest-running free national monthly publication for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.. The remit of GCN is to give its readers access to a greater sense of community, to educate and inform them about political issues pertinent to their lives, to disseminate information about LGBT community initiatives, to champion Irish LGBT rights, to celebrate and support Irish LGBT culture, and to entertain, all free of charge.. The current month of the GCN magazine is available at.. ie/this_month.. and archived editions dating back to 2003 are available at.. ie/archive.. Burning Issues.. : Listening to the Voices of the LGBT Community, Research Report’.. Published: November 2009.. In spring 2009, the National LGBT Federation (NXF) conducted a survey to gain a comprehensive reading of the issues and priorities of key concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) people in Ireland.. Although surveys had focussed on specific issues such as mental and sexual health amongst LGBT people, no major national survey had ever before been conducted amongst LGBT people to identify the key concerns and priorities of the community.. The research report ‘.. : Listening to the Voices of the LGBT Community in Ireland’ was the first to provide an in-depth overview of the attitudes and opinions of the Irish LGBT community.. This seminal-scoping study was undertaken to provide a basis for the future work of the NXF, to provide valuable data, and to contribute to the current public debate about same-sex partnership and civil marriage rights in Ireland.. ‘Marriage Matters for Lesbian and Gay People in Ireland’.. Proceedings of the Symposium held on 7th May 2009.. This report contains a collection of papers based on the presentations and workshops  ...   equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.. Although the NXF strongly maintains that this basic civil right should be legislated for as a matter of urgency and not subject to a referendum, the organisation will be joining with the many other LGBT and civil society groups in campaigning vigorously for a Yes vote.. An Executive Summary of our Submission to the Convention.. The NXF strongly urges the Constitutional Convention to make a positive recommendation in favour of the provision of same-sex marriage.. Our view is one of a rights approach.. If lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are to be truly valued as full and equal citizens of this State then we should have the option to marry on the same basis as everyone else.. The current legal situation which denies this right to same-sex couples amounts to second class citizenship.. In our submission, we outline how a strong and growing majority of Irish people believe this is a reform whose time has come.. We also point to the international trend of embracing marriage equality.. Indeed, within the next year, practically all of our neighbouring countries will allow same-sex couples to enter into civil marriage.. We go on to explain that many same-sex couples are already raising children yet these children are currently disadvantaged and discriminated against because of a lack of any recognised legal relationship with their non-biological parent.. Allowing their parents marry would rectify that unfairness and put these family units on an equal footing with others children should not be punished because of the sexual orientation of their parents.. We conclude by coming back to what for us is the central issue in this debate valuing all of our citizens in this Republic equally and opposing discrimination in all its forms..

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  • Title: What We Do | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: Background to the NXF.. Established in 1979, the NXF is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) NGO in Ireland.. The NXF publishes.. Gay Community News (GCN).. and campaigns for the equal rights of, and to combat discrimination against, LGBT people in Ireland internationally.. NXF KEY ROLES:.. INFORMATION EDUCATION.. GCN (Gay Community News).. The NXF publishes GCN, Ireland’s national LGBT news-magazine, which is a not-for-profit publication for LGBT people.. GCN is the national LGBT news-magazine of record and the key information resource for the Irish LGBT community.. GCN is a key networking tool for the Irish LGBT community, especially transgender people, isolated rural LGBT people, LGBT migrants and the Irish LGBT diaspora.. GCN is Ireland’s longest-running free national monthly publication for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community.. ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNING.. The NXF is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company.. Strategic direction of the organisation is provided by the NXF Board.. The NXF has a sustained track record of more than 30 years of campaigning and advocacy in working to further equality.. The organisation influences policy development at national and international levels to promote equality for LGBT people through active involvement in civil society.. CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA POLICY DEVELOPMENT.. The Burning Issues Research.. In Spring 2009, the NXF conducted the first in-depth research initiative to gauge and explore the attitudes and opinions of the entire LGBT community in Ireland.. ‘Burning Issues: Listening to the Voices of the LGBT Community in Ireland’, was a seminal-scoping study that provided a comprehensive evidence base of the political, social and equality issues of central importance to Irish LGBT people.. This research project was partly funded by the Equality Authority through the EU Progress Programme.. Symposia on Civil Partnership and Civil Marriage.. The NXF organised two very successful symposia in 2007 and 2009 on the issue of same-sex partnership and marriage rights that made an important contribution to the internal dialogue within the LGBT community and the political and national debate around these issues prior to the introduction of the Civil Partnership legislation.. The symposia were funded by the Equality Authority through the EU Progress Programme.. In March 2013 the NXF, in conjunction with Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Unit and The Community Foundation for Ireland, organised ‘Outing Exclusion’.. This was the first conference in Ireland to examine  ...   we make this the first paragraph?).. The Irish Queer Archive contains the most comprehensive collection of material in Ireland relating to homosexuality and general queer studies.. There are over a quarter million press cuttings from the late 1960s onwards, a library of over 250 international titles (the earliest, a US title, dates from 1951), a complete set of every every lesbian/gay title published since 1974 on the island of Ireland, and a fascinating collection of audio-visual material, photographs and slides, flyers, posters, badges and other ephemera.. The IQA is housed at the National Library of Ireland and is the main repository for historical information on Irish LGBT communities.. Tonie Walsh and the Advisory Group oversee the Archives.. The IQA Advisory Group is an information and educational support resource set up to help develop and exploit the NLI collection.. IQA is a living archive and continues to accept donations and deposits.. If you have a query regarding any aspect of the collections please contact NLI in the first instance or.. Tonie Walsh: irishqueerarchive@ireland.. com.. NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY.. In October 2012 the NXF held their 1st National Coming Out Day event, hosting a screening of the documentary film ‘TransAction’ about the personal journey of Polish Transgender MP Anna Grodzka.. In October 2013, the NXF and Outhouse ran an information session for those who wanted to find out more or support someone they know in the process of Coming Out.. This was followed by a joint initiative with the drama group ‘Acting Out’ where short plays were commissioned on the theme of ‘coming out’, culminating in Making Out.. BUILDING ALLIANCES.. The NXF was instrumental in helping to establish the MarriagEquality organisation in 2007, a key national LGBT NGO that is advocating for civil marriage rights for LGBT people in Ireland.. The current Chair of the NXF, Olivia McEvoy, and the previous Chair, Ailbhe Smyth, are currently Board members of MarriagEquality.. A former long-serving board member of the NXF – Orla Howard – is Deputy Chair of MarriagEquality.. Fundamental Rights Platform of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency.. In 2010 the NXF joined the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) to create better networks with civil society across Europe and to work at EU level to promote equality for LGBT people..

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  • Title: Who We Are | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: National LGBT Federation (NXF), C/O GCN, the Skylab,.. 2 Exchange St Upper,.. Dublin 2,.. Ireland.. Phone +353 1 675 5025.. Fax +353 1 671 3549.. facebook.. com/NLGFederation.. Tweet.. @nxfie.. nxf.. ie.. NXF Board Governance.. The NXF is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.. Strategic direction for the NXF and GCN is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.. The members of the NXF Board have wide ranging experience in working for lesbian and gay organisations, the advertising and commercial sector, the HSE, higher educational institutions, in journalism, publishing and in community development.. Members of the Board have served on the Irish government’s National AIDS Strategy Committee, the Equality Authority’s Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Advisory Committee, and the NESF Working Group on Implementing Equality for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people.. The main Board meets monthly, and subcommittees of the Board meet as necessary to work on specific projects.. The monthly time commitment of Board members is normally 4 – 6 hours.. New Board members join for an initial period of six months and after a review usually become company directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.. CURRENT NXF BOARD.. Olivia McEvoy.. is Chair of the NXF Board.. She is recognised as a leading expert in youth participation and provides independent consultancy to government and non-government organisations in participative practices, policy, project/event management, writing resource materials and evaluation in this field.. She is also a Board Member of Marriage Equality.. She joined the NXF Board in June 2008.. Ciarán Ó hUltacháin.. has volunteered in the LGBT sector for almost 2 decades, including roles as a journalist in GCN and Coordinator of both Dublin Pride and GAZE Film Festival.. He has worked professionally in a policy/research capacity across the public, corporate and NGO sectors in University College Dublin (UCD), the Equality Authority and Millward Brown Research.. Ciarán is the current LGBT Staff Liaison Officer in UCD and was appointed as Vice-Chair of the NXF in March 2013.. Adam Long.. joined the NXF Board in  ...   and is also a member and graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.. He is employed in a marketing and events role by Arnotts and is also a volunteer for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.. He joined the board of the NXF in 2010.. Lynda Carroll.. is a member of the ‘Risk Governance Accounting’ Policy Division of the Central Bank of Ireland before which she worked in the International Financial Services sector in a number of senior management positions.. A KPMG trained Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor,.. Lynda has worked in strategic management and business development with a key focus on multi-disciplinary team management.. Lynda has a keen interest in the charity and voluntary sectors and currently sits on the board of Inner City Enterprise – an organisation dedicated to supporting unemployed people establish their own businesses.. Lynda joined the NXF Board in September 2013 and is the NXF’s Treasurer.. Noelle Moran.. works at UCDP.. The Press is a peer-reviewed publisher of contemporary scholarship with a special focus on Irish StudiesNoelle started in LGBT activism helping with the marriage equality campaign.. She has been involved with the NXF since May 2012 and helps on the Policy and Research, Education and Media teams.. Piotr Gawlik.. is a Polish national and has been living in Ireland since 2006.. He works in the banking sector and is a Qualified Financial Advisor.. Founder of RainbowEurope.. com and a contributor to www.. homiki.. pl, a Polish LGBT website, Piotr is interested in human rights and social issues.. Piotr joined the Board of the NXF in May 2012.. Ray Molloy.. joined the NXF Board in 2010.. He is very familiar with issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and has an extensive background of project and team management in the IT corporate environment.. By working with multiple cultures around the world for more than eighteen years, Ray has gained significant experience of building bridges into mutual understanding of seemingly incompatible perspectives.. Ray lives with his husband Rafal in County Wicklow..

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  • Title: Campfire Stories – reflections on a 35 year history | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: Reflections on a 35 year history A fire side chat hosted by the NXF.. Join us in the sumptuous Georgian surrounds of No.. 47 Mountjoy Square for an evening of.. stories by the fire.. ,.. wine.. nibbles.. Date:.. Friday, 17th October 2014.. Time:.. 7.. 30pm.. Venue:.. 47 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.. Tickets:.. 25euro.. (An NXF Fundraiser) Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Paypal button below:.. No.. of tickets needed.. 1 Ticket €25.. 00 EUR.. 2 Tickets €50.. 3 Tickets €75.. 4 Tickets €100.. Share This Post On.. Google.. Facebook.. Twitter..

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  • Title: GCN – the latest issue | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: GCN (Gay Community News) is Ireland’s longest-running national gay publication and a not-for-profit registered charity.. It was first published on February 10, 1988 after Tonie Walsh and Catherine Glendon, both activists on the Dublin gay scene, decided it was time for Ireland’s gay and lesbian population to have a free publication of their own.. Have a goo at the current issue of GCN »..

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  • Title: NXF 35th Anniversary video | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: First established in 1979, NXF is a vital part of the LGBT community in Ireland and is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender NGO in the country.. For 35 years it has been campaigning for equality and tackling discrimination, as well as publishing Gay Community News (GCN) for the past 26 years..  ...   2014.. The anniversary event took place during LGBT History Month when we took a look back at the many milestones and achievements in our proud history.. In a nod to the future, the NLGF also rebranded under the new name; National LGBT Federation (.. NXF.. for short), at the 35th Anniversary Event.. Exciting times!..

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  • Title: The Galas | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: TBC.. Price:.. The GALAS were created in 2009 by GCN and The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) to honour those who work towards a better future for LGBT people in Ireland.. They are here to encourage and reward those LGBT people who give of themselves for the greater good of their community, to show them that their efforts do not go unsung, and that they are an incredible resource which we all value beyond measure.. The GALAS also celebrate people in public life who have committed themselves to equality and positive representation for  ...   of great importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.. They influence Ireland for the greater good and move our society towards a more inclusive and equal state.. The GALAS also celebrate our rich and innovative culture, honouring the entertainers, artists, writers, and events that go into making gay Ireland a vibrant and exciting place to be.. The awards celebrate entertainers and broadcasters in the public eye who are happy to be out and proud, giving a message of hope and inclusiveness to everyone watching.. The iconic GALA award was designed by Bernard Gilna..

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  • Title: NXF CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMES MOVES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE NEW YORK ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE | National LGBT Federation
    Descriptive info: Issued: Thursday, 4th September 2014.. The National LGBT Federation (NXF) has cautiously welcomed news that an LGBT group will be allowed to participate in next year s St Patrick s Day Parade in New York, following decades of exclusion and discrimination by organisers directed against the LGBT community.. Olivia McEvoy, Chair of the National LGBT Federation, stated: As one of the many groups who campaigned against the prejudiced and homophobic ban on LGBT participation in this parade, we see this week s announcement as progress towards a more accurate reflection of modern Irish values.. For any celebration of Irishness to so deliberately exclude a section of that  ...   the inclusion next year of a group representing LGBT employees of a major US network is not a one off gesture in response to strong corporate and political pressure against the anti-gay ban, and will instead lead to openly LGBT people and groups regularly participating in this parade as they do as a matter of course in most other global St Patrick s Day festivities.. LGBT people exist in every Irish community and deserve to have their contribution to Ireland and Irishness celebrated on the same terms as all the other groups who march in these events.. It s a simple matter of fairness and equality.. ENDS..

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