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Number of people seeking LGBT help on the rise

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first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Facebook NewsHealthLimerickVideoNumber of people seeking LGBT help on the riseBy Editor – October 16, 2018 1518 THE number of people seeking LGBT support from the Gender Orientation and Sexual Health (GOSHH) service in Limerick has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2014.Since the 2014 marriage referendum, the number of LGBT people availing of the service has increased from 40 to 86 people annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The service, which is based on Davis Street in the city centre, caters for a wide number of people from various backgrounds who have to deal with societal judgement on a daily basis.GOSHH LGBTI Project Support Worker Patrick McElligott said that the stigma and assumptions surrounding the community still persist and are a very real issue.“In Ireland, everyone is protected in the eyes of the law. There is, however, a very large difference between the words in the law and the experience of a person in their society,” Mr McElligott said.He said that there is still an assumption that if someone is homosexual that then they are less of man or a woman.“There is a message that there may not be space for a man to be emotional and with women, there is a treatment that if they are a lesbian then they are a different kind of woman, a less emotional woman,” he explained.The total number of people looking for support from GOSHH has risen from 175 in 2015 to 204 in 2017. The organisation has supported 177 people so far in 2018. The figures show a rise in the number of LGBT clients and a fall in the client load in other departments.Mr McElligott attributed the increase in the number of people willing to get help to the fact that “there is now a space to reach out”.He also believes that the process of educating society on LGBTI issues is a slow process.“Sometimes I wish that we could flick a switch and this would be okay. It would be really nice in five years if we could move closer to that place of acceptance,” he said.The organisation also works with client families.They attempt to build self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, while with the families it is about giving them space to ‘come out’ with the person.“We all know what it is like to come out. Everyone has to come out whether it is about your first boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, pregnancy – in any situation where you feel anxiety about telling someone something,” Mr McElligott said.GOSHH ran multiple workshops and seminars during Limerick mental health week and they can be contacted on (061) 314 354. Linkedin TAGSGOSHHLGBTlgbt issueslimerickMental Healthmental health week Previous articleEarls and Mathewson doubts for Gloucester visitNext articleWatch: Samaritans outreach programme gets a boost Editor center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Lorde & Jack Antonoff Cover St. Vincent In NYC [Video]

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first_imgLorde is currently on tour with Run The Jewels, playing stadiums nationwide. Last night brought the tour to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. Performing surprise live covers in Toronto (Drake‘s “Shot For Me”), Chicago (Kanye West‘s “Love Lockdown”), and Milwaukee (Frank Ocean‘s “Solo”), the pop starlet took the opportunity to cover fellow female rocker St. Vincent for an appropriate “New York” in New York.Producer Jack Antonoff joined the New Zealand pop artist on stage with an acoustic guitar for the MASSEDUCTION cover, transitioning into “Hard Feelings” from Lorde’s 2017 Melodrama, which Antonoff helped produce.Watch Lorde and Jack Antonoff perform St. Vincent’s “New York” and Melodrama‘s “Hard Feelings” in the fan-shot video below.[Photo: NYYankeeGirl][H/T CoS]last_img read more

An Apple Orchard, Mutts, and IT Innovation

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first_imgWhat does the movie ‘Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes‘ (Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog) – a comedy about an apple orchard, communism, and the utopic world of art – have to do with IT innovation? Surprisingly, a great deal! It was screened last year at the 67th Berlinale, one of the most important events in the film industry. Movies have long gone digital, and this work by up-and-coming filmmaker Julian Radlmaier is no exception; it was digitally transmitted overnight to the screening venues.That doesn’t sound particularly spectacular. However, over 1,200 films are screened at the Berlinale, distributed within just a handful of days via a rapid fiber optic network to 25 screening locations with a total of 60 screens: all at the click of a mouse. Those are some pretty impressive figures! The process involves an enormous 500 terabytes of data, plus over 300,000 film fans who can hardly wait for the screenings. It’s all made possible by the Isilon storage cluster from Dell EMC, which offers 68 petabytes of memory. This ensures that everything behind the scenes of the Berlinale runs smoothly. The cluster can be scaled as desired, is incredibly easy to manage, and is wholly fail-safe – fans would show no mercy if there were even the slightest delay, to say nothing of a cancellation.Digitization has revolutionized the film industry via highly innovative IT systems, and we are proud to have made our small contribution to that field. As those responsible for IT at the Berlinale – especially after a fling in 2016 – are more than satisfied with the existing Dell EMC solution, ‘Isle of Dogs,’ a whimsical animated film by Wes Anderson about a corrupt mayor, his son, and many mutts, will also be transmitted digitally at this year’s 68th Berlinale. So will 1,200 other films – without interruptions. We hope the thousands of movie fans at the screening locations around Potsdamer Platz enjoy the show.If you speak German, make sure you also check out the video Dell [email protected] 2018!last_img read more

Former Bright/Sunman Resident And ASU Swimming Standout Grant House Participating At Pan-Am games

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first_imgFormer Bright and Sunman resident and Arizona State Swimming standout, Grant House will be competing Tuesday Night, August 6th, at The Pan American Games on ESPN in The 200 Freestyle event.Grant is the son of former East Central AquaTrojan Swimming Coaches and East Central Athletic Hall of Famers Ray and Sue House.This year, House has racked up five podium finishes through three meets in the 200 freestyle (3) and 200 IM (2), including a second place finish out of 48 competitors at the Indiana Invitational. House has also raced to three NCAA B cuts so far in the 200 IM, 200 freestyle and 200 breast. His time in the 200 freestyle at the Indiana Invite is currently the seventh-fastest time in Division I swimming.Courtesy of Ray House and ASU.last_img read more