From brand the new gay Russell Tovey movie to a quiver of queer christmas celebrations, it’s a December packed with queer things to do!
DECEMBER 1 Worlds AIDS day memorial concert
AIDS West host their annual World Aids Day Memorial Concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway at 7pm, featuring Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh (see video below), free entry, find out more here.
DECEMBER 4 Silver bells
The annual Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas concert, featuring a camp mix of carols and classics, at Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth Street, 6.30pm. For more information click here. see the group’s Facebook page.
DECEMBER 9 THE PASS
Looking hunk Russell Tovey gives a knockout performance in this film about a closeted premiere league football player, opening in selected cinemas.
DECEMBER 10 lGBT carol service
Featuring the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus and special guest speaker, TV3’s Ursula Halligan, this annual service at the Unitarian Church is always special, 8pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
DECEMBER 13 IF THE GROUND SHOULD OPEN…
Queer artist Jaki Irvine with performers Louise Phelan, Cats Irvine, Cherry Smyth, Hilary Knox and more at the Great Hall in IMMA, 7.30pm, tickets €8 from www.imma.ie
DECEMBER 16 GlÓria Christmas concert
Featuring a mix of favourites and new pieces, tickets to this annual concert at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral from 8pm cost €15 and they sell out very quickly, so get yours now! 8pm (doors open 7.30pm), visit gloria.ie for further information.
DECEMBER 17 XNTO PANTO
Part pageant, part trashfest, set to the backdrop of Britney Spears’ In The Zone, Xnthony (pictured) pushes panto down a glittery hole, Outhouse, 7.30pm, tickets €8 from www.xnthony.com
DECEMBER 17 Geared Ireland Christmas drinks
Warming up at Pantibar at 8pm and then partying on down at The George from 9, it’s going to be a Yuletide fetish frenzy!
DECEMBER 22 LGBT-inclusive carols in cork
Featuring festive favourites from Cork’s LGBT choir, Choral ConFusion, this annual concert at St Anne’s Shandon Bells church kicks off at 6.45pm, find out more here.
DECEMBER 31 MOTHER NYE
Ring in 2017 at the best party in Dublin town with the all Mother DJs together for one awesome night, motherclub.ie