Diary 27th June 2015 – Gay Pride 2015

Well today was the Annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin’s City Center. Today as I haven’t been popular well regout wise like last year. So I wasn’t gonna let that get in the way of celebrations. This year’s Pride was slightly different on my side, in that, it was more PLANNED out.

I was due to attend 3 Meetups:

  1. Pre-Pride Brunch
  2. Pride Parade
  3. Drinks After Pride

So I headed to The Larder(Review here). So then we had a nice lunch and brunch and talk, I seam to be the only guy dressed up to the nines. I had expected judging from Pavel the organiser of the Meetup, that I would be welcomed whether I be wearing Pink or whatever, Yet everyone dressed up as if it were a normal day. hahaah.

So then we all headed onto the Parade itself. I doned my Boa, however he kept falling apart, so I had to stow away my baby. awwww. We continued on walking. Bumped into Mike too dressed up as Robin. ahahaha. Then onwards to the actual parade. We got lost. Craig and I were lost, didn’t know where they were. So in the end, we all met up and found each other. heheeheh. The Parade started in ernest. heheheh

Then the next meetup was at 6pm, so I wasn’t gonna be hanging around Pride After Party for a few hours. So I headed to the Outhouse. I along the route bumped into Patrick. So I was chatting with Patrick along with Manuel from the DIGs group. He wasn’t at the Pre-Parade Brunch. He joined us at the Parade. So I headed onto the Outhouse, where I came across various men, and some women and Trans people. Great INCLUSION vibe. I was chatting and chatting. and eating a glorious brown bread, butter, tomato(puree possible or squashed tomatoe) and Olive oil. mmmmm. It was heaven. I kept helping myself to em.

So then I headed for my next and more than likely last event of the day. I saw Pavel who also organsied this meetup. We waited for Gabriel, whom I hadn’t met at all. He was inside getting a drink for himself.

Diary 27th June 2015 – Gay Pride 2015

Well today was the Annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin’s City Center. Today as I haven’t been popular well regout wise like last year. So I wasn’t gonna let that get in the way of celebrations. This year’s Pride was slightly different on my side, in that, it was more PLANNED out.

I was due to attend 3 Meetups:

  1. Pre-Pride Brunch
  2. Pride Parade
  3. Drinks After Pride

So I headed to The Larder(Review here). So then we had a nice lunch and brunch and talk, I seam to be the only guy dressed up to the nines. I had expected judging from Pavel the organiser of the Meetup, that I would be welcomed whether I be wearing Pink or whatever, Yet everyone dressed up as if it were a normal day. hahaah.

So then we all headed onto the Parade itself. I doned my Boa, however he kept falling apart, so I had to stow away my baby. awwww. We continued on walking. Bumped into Mike too dressed up as Robin. ahahaha. Then onwards to the actual parade. We got lost. Craig and I were lost, didn’t know where they were. So in the end, we all met up and found each other. heheeheh. The Parade started in ernest. heheheh

Then the next meetup was at 6pm, so I wasn’t gonna be hanging around Pride After Party for a few hours. So I headed to the Outhouse. I along the route bumped into Patrick. So I was chatting with Patrick along with Manuel from the DIGs group. He wasn’t at the Pre-Parade Brunch. He joined us at the Parade. So I headed onto the Outhouse, where I came across various men, and some women and Trans people. Great INCLUSION vibe. I was chatting and chatting. and eating a glorious brown bread, butter, tomato(puree possible or squashed tomatoe) and Olive oil. mmmmm. It was heaven. I kept helping myself to em.

So then I headed for my next and more than likely last event of the day. I saw Pavel who also organsied this meetup. We waited for Gabriel, whom I hadn’t met at all. He was inside getting a drink for himself.

Diary 20th June 2015

Still wandering what to do. I was suppose to go to the STI Screening event int he Outhouse also the Marry Me! event hosted by Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus. However with my feeling of being down, in the way, I didn’t bother. However, my sis called down to me to do a bit of downloading, so with that in mind, I got up let her in. And decided to head to the next event, being Gear Ireland’s PRIDE event. I was still apprehensive in what to wear. So I just picked two items of clothing. hahhaah. Running Shorts and a Tank top. I left my sis to her own accordance. I then headed off. With somewhat nervous as hell. That said I went into Fibbers where the month event is held, however I went to the wrong one. I went into the right one. I was charged €5 to get in. After 10 it would be €10. So I was bang on time. There wasn’t much people around. That said, few hanging around. I eventually got talking to a guy from Brazil but living in Washington DC. Twas lovely. Then to a lassy who was on a Holiday Visa for 90 Days. Pleasure talking to all. I then got talking to a third guy whom told me in a nice way to “take a hike”. As I said my Facebook profile “I know when am not wanted”. The regout I had on, as above described would NOT be sports gear. So as I said to my sis earlier on, it looks like the one that you’d have to spend a bomb on. Which clearly I don’t have. The shorts I had on were Running, and says I to the guy “aint’ Running not a shorts” his reply It ain’t “sexual” enough. Says I to meslef, that’s my bday in Gear outta the window. According tot he guy on any NORMAL night, I would have NOT got in. Today is a PRIDE Event. So for “inclusiveness” reasons, they literally allowed anyone in. But on a normal Gear night, I would NOT have been allowed in.

Diary 25th July 2014

Well after a great sleep yesterday, I got up with a slightly happier mood,(I have Patch to thank – heheeh). I got up, with a view of doing the News Bulletins from July 24th and free up space. However it wasn’t to be. I showered. Getting rid of all the hair, that I had let overgrown over several days to a possibly week. So then I headed on with my first errand of getting my haircut. There was an auld lad in front of me. I vaugley recognised him. When it was confirmed he’s an accountant for Jim Markeys across the road, I remember seeing him there alrite. The accountant customer was asked what he does for a Friday ngiht. His idea, is very simpley and elegant. Pub then onto another pub, for music and the he simply hops into a taxi. Twas great to see a bubbly guy(barber). We remembered dear old Kevin, Who was my manager in Spar in Drumcondra where I used to work, when I was a kid for pocket money. heheeh. He even remembers Don – my nemesis. Wow, talk of bringing up my past. It was amazing. My birthday of this year has brought up some happy BUT painful memories. Ain’t that abnormal. So with such a happy face(for once – at least)

So then I headed back thinking I had a bit of time, but as it happens, I didn’t have that much time. It was my plan to see How to Train Your Dragon 2(Review here), as the last time,So then I popped my head into the Outhouse, literally. As the film was starting at 6pm. I saw Brendan S. Great to see him. Then I headed onto the Cinema, for my peaceful time. heheehe.  I was late for the beginning. But as it happens, I wasn’t as late as I thought I was. It was really effective alrite as I said in my review.

I then headed back to the Outhouse where I was greeted by Dave. I had hoped to get a sandwich. However, Dave explained  that there aint no Lettuce and JUST Tomato. So I jsut left it and got my Green Tea of Raspberry. Ohmmmmm So scrumptiouslioucious. as I don’t take their Tea anymore(cause I first keep forgetting to bring my soya and they don’t have it and secondly my wish of weight loss and not only that the discovery that Soya brings upon Man Boobs as mentioned by one of my FB Mates). I had asked Dave, that can it be done, whereby I bring my OWN green tea, and they just give me the hot water. He was a bit apprehensive about it. So he just recommended that I ask Joe. So we just left it at that. Now, as I don’t take their tea for Men’s Night, which they get for free(some arrangement in advance is made), I had to bring my Green Tea in a Paper cup. Which I didn’t mind. So ownards I headed on up. Great to see a lively bunch. heeheheh. Patrick, Brendan S, Brendan O’ F, Eddie, Ken(who left shortly after I arrived), Peadar, Bernard, Ollie and a few others I couldn’t recall their names, BUT obviously recognsied. Patrick brought up a story he heard on Liveline(Joe Duffy on RTE Radio 1). Whereby he heard a woman from Donegal. A guy went into a bar in none other than a Budgie Smuggler, from what I gather is a swimwear or underwear that only covers ONE side of your cock. Something like that. But it ain’t what I thought. Eitherway it was featured on the Liveline. Shame I didn’t see the guy. hahahah. mmmmm. So then Brendan O’ F later on told me that his mother was asking for me. I can’t tell you how happy that made me feel. The feel that ANOTHER mother was asking for me. heheeh. Its kinda weird come to think of it that my mother asked me to send her love to all when I was at the Andre Rieu Satellite Concert last Saturday. Brendan S, then told me that he put O’F and myself and whoever else on a Restricted List. Its a feature on FB. I never got the jist of it. He put it in lamens terms. This means that if he posts anything public, then we’ll get the post. He was under the da illusion that he posts too much. He was told something of this. I told him that that’s wrong. and they’s nothing but a lier. I told him, that my sis posts BUCKETS(which I don’t mind – obbbbbbv), but that he hardly posts at all. I have him on the Notifications.

So then onwards to my next film. I headed this time with O’ Farrell to see Transformers: Age of Extinction(Review here). Before we went in, O’ Farrell asked me which Hepatitis, I had, whether it was B or C. I explained that I contracted it along time ago in Romania. BUT, that it got “activated”, when I “drank myself to death” a few years ago while I was enduring  Homophobia. I used drink as a coping mechanism. NOT that it didn’t work. However that’s another story for another day. So then we headed in. We unfortunately had some unpleasant experience. There was a family of god only knows how many. They were all UNDER 12(considering the film was 12A Certification provided by IFCO). The Mom n Dad were there. The Dad sat beside me and the Mom down with the kids. They were making noises. As if it wasn’t bad enough the screen in question hadn’t turned on the 3D aspect of the film. IT was all blurry. But getting back to the kids, CLEARLY the film was not suitable for 7 or 8 year old kids. How they got through is beyond me.  I will bring it up with the staff next time I go to the cinema. Brendan had to go out to seek a staff member. The staff member had a talk with the parents and the kids themselves. This didn’t stop one of em throwing somethings at Brendan. He got really mad. Saying “Obey your parents”. I “will have you thrown out of the theatre”. So then we headed on WITHOUT confronting the ill fated family. They should have had a babysitter or if they couldn’t afford or they couldn’t find a babysitter, just do without it. Oh I ain’t letting Cineworld away with it. I will notify the staff and/or Management.

So after some unpleasantness, I left O’ Farrell to Luas and then as I got a bit lost myself I just went towards Capel St., of which I couldn’t find Panti Bar. Kinda weird, as I haven’t been there since last year for Géilí – last year’s Pride Events(2013). I happened to bump into Joe from the Outhouse. Was great to see him. I vaguely recongised Noel Gannon. Which is kinda weird, didn’t think he was that small. But eiterhway,  he didn’t recognise me at all. Joe says to me, Not norm to see me in these parts hahaha. I felt like spilling my guys about my dear Mother(Romania), but ietherway, was great to see him. He made a suggestive move to suggest I was looking for a bit of actions, not Panti I’ll be looking for action. hahahaah. I had one Vodka & DASH of Coke. Twas lovely. Slightly stronger than what you’d get in the George. Another gay bar.

So then I headed on towards home. I was looking for Barber that Frank my barber had mentioned. On the way, I happened to come across an Internet Cafe or at least what used to be. I recall the days, on a Sunday, whereby I’d sneak out via lies to my folks to go to the Internet Cafe on a Sunday when me Pops would be looking at the match. It was a ritual with me. I used to go their to print stuff off from Ros na Run and of course to surf as well. Now in those days we had the 56K modem(ahhhh memories), there was no such things as Facebook, NOT even Bebo had existed when I was growing up.

NEWS

It has been announced that all 116 passengers Algeria Airlines all have perished.

US President Barack OBama, has hit back at Ireland’s Tax Inversion. Ireland’s Corporate Tax is 12.5%. From my understanding, Obama is stating that US Companies who come over here, are actually paying at Irish Rate NOT the home company’s country. It first started when it was found that Apple(Being an American company) was actually paying IRISH Tax Rate NOT their own country’s rate.

Diary 9th July 2014

As it was so warm out, I decided to dress in my shorts and obv gay colors as in Neon Pink Tank top n Navish shorts. On the way to the Dole ie the Post Office, as failed yesterday. A car beeped at me and called me faggot. Now I took it with a grain of salt, it did get to me for a second, however I then remembered Kevin Costner’s quote from Man of Steel. In that he states that “People are afraid of what they don’t understand”. I alwyas quote this to every living human being. It has helped  me in the past and now today.

 

Mom rings me to see of my whereabouts. Now I was on my way home anyways, litteraly I was a stone’s through away from my gaf, when she picked me up. To my surprise she did not utter a single word relating to my regout which I was gobsmacked and to this day, I still am. Its a possibility that she has FINALLY(Perhaps I may be coy or speaking toooo soon) We shall see. Ever since I invited her to the Outhouse for Information Session and of course for the big day in question: The Annual Dublin Gay Pride Parade, I have notice a slight change in her attitude. Again I maybe coy, I won’t wanna dampen spirits or keep my hopes up or whatever. But as I say to all my LGBT Allies n Friends, I am inviting all my homophobes for one word: REFERENDUM as recommended by The Politics of Pride, Dublin Pride Event. My homophobes says they AIN’T a homophobe. Well Prove it is what I say. By coming along to the Outhouse or whatever.

 

Had thoughts of a woman screaming  at my door by following me n preaching crap of hell being cured etc etc. me calling da cops.

 

I then headed onto my sis to give her the food that Mom gave me. Had a nice grand auld cuppa tea etc.,

 

Then I headed on to meet up wit Todd. Twas great to see him. Hadn’t seen him ages. We went to see Mrs. Brown’s Boy’s: D’Movie. Review here. Todd had the most heartiest laugh in the cinema. Twas brill. After the movie, I asked him about Garth Brooks controversy and said he’s glad they ain’t putting the concerts on as Aiken Promotions in his opinion defrauded Gareth and the legal system. As my friend says Joby says “Law is the Law”. I fooly agree with both Joby and Todd. In that they’s just got too greedy etc., But more over, that the Law is the Law. 3 Concerts has been played ie One Direction.

 

I also told him of my “friend” and his homophobic ways relating to my regout on Pride Day and the such negativity I got from him. His reaction was not what I expected. I’d slap him him in da face. Cause I mentioned to Todd, the three hurtful things that were said. “You should be ashamed of yourself”; when the friend was struggling to say that he’s “ashamed of being around me”; “apologise to the Outhouse”. He even said “I’ll slap you if you apologies to the Outhouse.” I then said to him, that I’ve no intention. As I said to him: and to the friend: “I have WRONGED NO ONE”. Shocked n appalled to learn u cannot kiss in da outhouse . I did explain to him, that it is in the safety of the patrons, if “Pervs” comes along. He took it as a joke. Then we were having our drinks. Oh by the way, did I forget to mention, that Todd treated me to drinks. Even though I asked him. hahaha. He had a French Martini and I had my 2 Santa Digna from Spain. Which is a Rosé from Spain. Twas lovely and sweet. We met Cousy from India on our travels. Todd pointed out the three of us have 1 thing in common. In that we’s all immigrants. Todd(USA), Coush(India) and I(Romania). On the way home, to his gaf, Todd mentions that Cillain Murphys brother is gay and saw him in the Front Lounge on Pride Day. On the way home, we saw a truck wit funny looking things on its front and was explained to clean tracks of the Luas.

 

NEWS

 

It is now perceived that Gareth Brooks WANTS to reconsider in playing in Ireland. Its of my personal opinion as that of my friend too, that as my other mate on Facebook says “Law is the law”. The Promoters wanting to change things etc., etc., or use BULLY boy tactics. 

 

Brazil SHOCKING exit out of the FIFA World Cup of 7-1 to Germany. Loads of World record were broken. Like several goals within minutes of the game.

Diary 29th June 2014

Well I got up, “fine and Dandy, like sour candy”. hahaha. Got ready for my next and last Pride Event for the year or as I call it, the “Closing Ceremony”. Technically the event I went to is called Ceremony of Love & Remembrance. A Poignant moment of celebration of those that have lived and those that have gone before us. I was met up by Laurence(who was standing up for me in the debacle of my regout yesterday) and Searson. Twas great to see em all. So the three of us, Searson, Laurence and I, headed on to roam around the town. heheeheh.

 

We first went through Trinity Park. Apparently, Trinity College, has a park a Cricket Park. Wow, never knew that. While there, I was trying to make out what was written on a newish type building. Moyne Institute of … As I later learned it was actually “Moyne Institute of Science” and even more so its the back of the Science Gallery builidng thats on Pearse. Wow what you learn. Just unreal. We were relaxing on the Park Bench when we were seeing gay couples of both genders ie two males n females when then brought on the the topical discussion of same sex embracing in public. So Searson asks if we can’t kiss or hold hands in public in the Outhouse, or in Trinity Park where we say the gay couples, Laurence replies,  just think of the Outhouse as a public place. Simple analygos yet, poignant. Then Laurence made a point relating to if a couple were making out in front of you, they’d ask why u looking at us, you’d say well its like in my face. So I proceeded to say “Socialite’s Poisonous”. It was my point yesterday at Pride, that you can be who or whatever you want to be. If u want to dress up as a girl, then do so, or to dress up as a porn star, then do so, or to even just march in ur Undies, then by all means. Some year, I will be doing so. My mother even thought I had nothing on me, ie in the nip yesterday, BUT just the flag. I learned of this when I popped up to my folks later on in the day well evening. Then we continued on into the courtyard where I recalled a Fine Gael event I was at with O’ Farrell a few years(I wasn’t out at the time). Mariead McGuinness was giving some talk relating to Agriculture or something. If I recall, it was to do with the General Election of 2007 of which If I can recall, Fine Gael did very poorly. I may be wrong. While roaming around, I was seeing what I thought was an “Inflatable”. Heck, I even took a few pics of it. However as me glasses are broken or whatever, I couldn’t see toooo well. When I got closer it was just literally a board. The curses that came outta me. I mean like, wtf. hahahah. What a laugh thou.

While continuing to wander around the grounds, I recalled Bernard’s quote from yesterday, that I nearly did my back out again with the stitches of laughter. Quote being “Public Eye”. He was saying this as my friend from yesterday was ashamed of being around me with my regout. Hence says this kinda thing. heeheh.

So then Searson went off home. He dispersed from Dame St. Both Laurence and I headed on around. I got a bit of a history lesson. Twas amazing. WE went down by the Hirschfeld Building as shown in A Pride To Remember. It was amazing. They had kept the front of it. But the back of it, was demolished. He told me of 3 Gay areas: Outhouse, Foam, South William St., So his last word before we departed each other. “We met on a Historical event: A Pride to Remember, and ended on an History Lesson”.

So then after leaving him, I headed on up towards the folks. I then only recalled on the way up to my folks that when my Mom was advising me of  my safety relating to a tshirt of the Civil Partnership and/or the “Smile If You’re Gay” last week. She said it’s arlite for Pride. It’s YOUR day. Mom totally enjoyed the Pride Parade yesterday along with her sis Maureen(Nun). She described it as “Feeling of Youth, Exuberance”. Such lovely adjectives alrite. Had a bit of grub. Then headed on home after a bit.

Shortly before I went to bed, I rang UPC to try and transfer the funds over from the UPC account back to my Bank Account, as I need the cash to pay my rent. However, I wasn’t ready for what was to happen next. They said I’d have to wait for 7 WORKING Days. However I still need to pay last week’s rent and obv this week’s. So Ill have to get the cash from Credit Union. Ill work on that on Tuesday.

 

NEWS


Michael Murphy(who is gay – thought I should throw that hat in. hahahah.) has retired from RTE Radio. He has been in radio and reading news in both Irish and English for 40 yrs.

Diary 21st June 2014

Well after a few hours sleep, I got reluctantly but at the same time encouragingly and showered. Moments before I was due to go to sleep, I got a bit panicky as I actually did need my iPod for the Arlam function, as Sammy no long can provide it. Poddy does that for me. But when I came in  last nite(well technically this morning – hehehe), I left my Poddy down somewhere. I ignored this UNTIL I had to get and find. I had done my rubbish and now I had the need to look for iPod. So eventually I found Poddy. And headed for a 40 winks. Then when I got up, I showered n got ready. I then made my way to the Outhouse as part of Pride events of Annual. Its known as Societies Day. Whereby Companies and support services offer there services as in like an Open Day for a college kinda thing. Following are the company’s that were on offer to offer their services.

 

G-Force

 

Branching Out

When I approached Branching Out, I recognised Olive from the A Pride To Remember Event. Twas wonderful and lovely. However I did learn that Branching Out is Spiritual aspect of Pride. Never knew of this. heeheh.

 

Gay Switch Board

 

And others of course.

 

I then joined up afterwards and saw Searson. Twas great to see him. We had a wee chat. Then he was going to another event of Dublin Pride namely the NewsTalk Global Village in the Morgan Hotel. I went  along to just put in time, as my film was at 6.50 and this was about 5.30. So I popped along. I was most impressed with the layout of the Event in question and the Hotel. Fabulous indeed. heeheheh. Dil who was hosting the show which was being broadcast live on radio, remembered me at a Halloween Party. I was most impressed and still am, as to how she remembered me. I was delighted. On the way to the Hotel for the NewsTalk event, I saw my Inflatable Penis. It was for a hen party that was taking place. I was ecstatic. So then I headed on towards the cineama. On the way, I wanted to see the Gallery of BeLongTo(Ireland’s LGBT Youth Service) National Gallery Archive. The further  I delved in, I encountered IFI(Irish Film Institute). I was most impressed with the whole layout, so unique and old fashioned ie the Walls as in the Old Dublin kinda thing. So I saw on the poster that they have a Loyalty Scheme and a Membership, something like Cineworld. So I questioned about the scheme. I was told that its 25 a year and you get free movies OFF peak and discount off tickets. Mind you the tickets ain’t that bad actually. Like 5 for a ticket where as Cineworld is about 7 or 8. Food thou i’d say be high as you get a discount of 15% over €10 order. Eitherway, I think I’ll sign up. And the fact that they feature LGBT Films too, that’s a big plus alrite.

I eventaully arrived at teh cinema. I tasted the jaleopinos after my first time, was stinging with pain of spucyness i decided to try again. I can’t wait to try it again. What prob happend the last time was that I ate them instead of with the Nachos. hahaha. So I went in and saw Maleficent. REview. here.

So shortly before I turned in, I headed to ALdis to get a few clothing that was going on for sale. Then I headed to Lidls to get Milk. Loving it and addicted to the stuff. hahaah.

 

NEWS

 

Gerry Conlon has died. On 19th Oct 1989 after serving for 15 years for a crime he never committed, he is realsied from prison. He wasn’t even in Guilford(hence the name of the group as in the placename they were alleged to have been in). In Nov 1974, an IRA Pub Bombings, Guilford went off, and Gerry amongst the 3 others and Gerry’s Paps(Gisueeppe- whom sadly is no longer with us), were accused of this bomb. He was known as the Guilford Four. As there were 3 other people(Paul Hill, Carol Richardson, Paddy Armstrong). Gerry’s father was a member of the Maguire 7. He died in prison. After 16 yrs, the Guilford Four and the Maguire 7(of which Gerry’s Paps was in) got a personal apology from the then British Prime Minster: Tony Blair. The Police had “Fabricated confession”.  He had been ill for sometime. He campaigned tirelessly for the Unjustice after the realse and including the Bermingham 6. The Guilford Four was made into a film In The Name of the Father starring Daniel Day Lewis.