It’s Yes to mar­riage equal­ity par­ties

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - Una Mul­lally

A year on since Ire­land said Yes to mar­riage equal­ity a bunch of par­ties and ex­hi­bi­tions are mark­ing the date. The big one is Yes­ti­val at the Tivoli on Dublin’s Fran­cis Street, fea­tur­ing queer Cana­dian icon Peaches per­form­ing live, Mother DJs, and a thi­sis­pop­baby stage with drag su­per­group Sugar Rush (Panti, Shirley Tem­pleBar and Veda), Rub­ber­ban­dits, Jonny Woo, and more. Tick­ets ¤20 from Eventbrite. Else­where, the monthly women’s roof party Spin­ster kicks off at 11pm on Satur­day at Bad Bobs in Tem­ple Bar (¤10).

Elec­tric in Gal­way is hold­ing a Yes! party, with a screen­ing of The Queen of Ire­land at 8pm on Satur­day fol­lowed by the Alice club night. On Sun­day, there’s an all-day party in Elec­tric’s Bite­club, along with a ta­ble quiz hosted by queer ac­tivist and DJ Tonie Walsh and An­thony O’Donoghue. Pro­ceeds go to Amach LGBT Gal­way. elec­tric­gal­way.com.

If you’re look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle more se­date, the A Day In May ex­hi­bi­tion runs at the Gallery of Photography in Tem­ple Bar un­til Sun­day, with beau­ti­ful por­traits of LGBT peo­ple to ac­com­pany Char­lie Bird’s book of the same name. The Road to Equal­ity: the His­tory of the LGBT Move­ment in Ire­land is an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Wood Quay venue in Dublin City Civic Of­fices, which launches on Mon­day at 6.30pm. The ex­hi­bi­tion also fea­tures doc­u­ments on the com­mu­nity’s re­sponse to the HIV/Aids cri­sis.

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