Cork City Library hosts a lecture by Dr Éibhear Walshe of UCC on at 1pm where she will talk about Irish gay and lesbian writing, to go with their book display.
Having had a lunch for the mind, come at 6pm and fill up with BBQ and music at a mixed event in LinC on White Street.
At the nearby Solidarity Books shop come 7pm you can hear a talk by the Belfast based gay-rights and civil rights activist and freelance writer Seán Óg Garland about the origins of Pride and Queer Liberation that was the Stonewall riots.
Today’s offering of the Pride Film Festival in Camden Palace at 8pm is the 2005 German drama “Fremde Haut”, where Fariba Tabrizi, persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin, flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum. However, her application is denied by the authorities and Fariba has to return to her home country.
The “Queer as Political” Exhibition with its reinterpretation of Irish Queer figures continues in The Other Place, LGBT Resource Centre.
At 9pm, imagine if two of the world’s most famous pop divas got together to put on a show in Chambers. Melissa Totten (Europe’s best Madonna tribute act), Rosie Howick & Dancers (Ireland’s Top Kylie Aphrodisiac Experience) and Sheila Duza Blige & Dancers (Corks most Fun Drag Star) present a show you wont forget!
And at 9.30pm styles clash for choice when Lady Grew performs explicit content warning labeled Hip Hop in The Other Place while in Loafers DJ John Broz does the poppier ABBA-FAB thing.
And later, well, Friday wouldn’t be Friday without Rubys and during Pride, and its no different this year. Arrive closer to 10.30pm to avoid queues.
An audio events listing guide to the Cork Pride Festival is available.
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