Alternative queer events taking place this weekend

From science and culture to fertility treatment information for couples, this weekend is jam-packed with alternative queer events to check out.

Alternative queer events taking place this weekend
Image:   https://www.thelir.ie/gallery/homos-or-everyone-in-america-by-jordan-seavey, Photo by Keith Dixon

There is a wide range of LGBT+ events taking place this weekend, from culture and science to an event discussing fertility treatments for Irish couples. Why not out some of these alternative queer events this weekend?

Homos or Everyone in America

The play ‘Homos or Everyone in America’ by Jordan Seavey is a love story that explores attitudes, emotion and the prejudice that all relationships face. The play asks the question: Are personal and political choices different from each other?

This end of year showcase will be directed by Chris Moran as part of his Masters in Directing at The Lir Academy. Moran is eager to showcase the play to an LGBT+ audience as the play deals with many problems that young men face- identity, exploring the personal and political and inheriting the legacy of LGBT+ history. 

The show contains flashing lights, near-nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and references to drug taking. There are scenes of a sensitive nature throughout the play and it is recommended audiences over the age of fifteen.

‘Homos or Everyone in America’ takes place at The Lir Academy, June 25-27 at 7:30 pm with a Matinee on Friday 28 at 1:00 pm. You can find more information and book tickets here.

 

PERFECTION in the Science Gallery

The Science Gallery’s new exhibition at Trinity College Dublin ‘PERFECTION’ explores the human pursuit of perfection. 

The exhibits explore human relationships with robots, wonky fruit and veg and how we measure our self-worth.

The exhibition aims to hold “ up a mirror of self-reflection and allows us to see the benefits and challenges of the imperfect/perfect dichotomy.”

I WEIGH: SUM OF YOU is one of the exhibitions and according to the founder of the project Jameelia Jamil the project is about “radical inclusivity so that no one feels alone.” It asks people to weigh themselves through their values and accomplishments rather than their physical appearance. You can then write the things that make you who you are on the mirror and share a selfie to join thousands of others embracing the project in shredding beauty ideas and embracing self-care.

I WEIGH is part of the PERFECTION exhibition which will be at The Science Gallery in Trinity College until October 6 this year.

 

Fertility Treatment Abroad

The Scotia Clinic in Tralee and the Embryo Clinic, Greece will co-host an open free event called ‘Fertility Treatment Abroad- the Ireland/Greek Solution’. Dr Mary McCaffrey and Dr Elias Tsakos will discuss their shared care model of fertility treatment which minimises the time required and the unnecessary travel many couples undertake for fertility treatment.

Many Irish couples seek fertility treatment overseas and this event will enable them to learn more about this journey and how by working with both an Irish clinic and Greek clinic most of their care can still be central to home. For many people going abroad can reduce the cost of treatment by up to 50%.

The event will be held in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on Sunday the 30th of June. Registration is from 9:00 am, with the programme commencing at 9:30 am and running until 12:30 pm. You will be able to meet with Dr Mary Mc Caffrey & Dr Elias Tsakos and there will be an opportunity for consultations from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

To attend please register your interest at [email protected] To learn more about this event visit their website here.

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