Events - LGBT EventsGaze at the Lighthose Cinema, Smithfield: Dublin International LGBT Film Fesival. Showcasing the best in LGBT from shorts to feature lengths.  GAZE has grown from strength to strengh to become the largest LGBT film in Ireland, and one of the most respected in the world. For more information:       Big Gay Sing aid of MARRIAGE EQUALITY Glória, Dublin's Lesbian and Gay Choir and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in association with The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are bringing the hugely successful Big Gay Sing to Dublin for one night only on Sunday June 15th 2014. This spectacular all singing event which will be hosted by Panti promises to be the biggest, gayest, and most fabulous singing extravaganza ever seen on these shores! Big Gay Sing Dublin: Club Night Out! will feature sing-a-long club classics from the 70s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Guests are encouraged to get their disco glad rags on and dress for a club night out in the era of their choice. Throughout the show, lyrics will be projected on a big screen above the chorus. Get ready to ‘follow the bouncing ball’ and sing along to hot club hits by Daft Punk, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pink and Rihanna, as well as cult classics by ABBA, Cher, Scissor Sisters, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston and many more!  The Big Gay Sing promises to be a campy fun evening that encourages everyone to channel their inner disco queen! All proceeds for this event will be donated to Marriage Equality. Price: €25.00 - €125.00 Booking:   Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival and bright, the Dublin Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Festival takes place every June in Dublin and is one of the largest festivals in Ireland, and as well as being a whole lot of fun, plays an important role in celebrating diversity and creating mutual respect. Whether you’re LGBTQ, have friends or family who are, want to learn more about diversity or just want to take part in an amazing festival, Dublin Pride is a festival that features events that will interest everyone, second only to Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Parade as the largest Parade in Ireland. Download Visit Dublin’s Gay Dublin Insider Guide to find out more about Gay Dublin.   International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival eleventh anniversary International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival takes place in venues across Dublin city centre and will feature a diverse programme of drama, musical theatre, music and comedy over two weeks. Founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth in Dublin of Oscar Wilde, the IDGTF has grown to become the largest of festival its kind in the world.  It showcases works with a gay theme or playwright or addressing broader themes of masculinity, feminism, gender-identity and sexuality and presents these to a diverse, mainstream audience.  Many works are Irish, European or world premieres and are performed by a wide variety of artists, in a diverse programme of over 30 plays carefully selected from over 100 submissions. There will also be a range of free events including play-readings and a seminar on gay theatre as well as a nightly Festival Club. Click here for full programme of events Out2Tennis Dublin Mount Pleasant LTC, Ranelagh The Out2Tennis group look forward to welcoming you to Dublin for a weekend of tennis and fun over the Irish May Bank Holiday Weekend. The tournament takes place from Saturday 3rd May 2014 to Monday 5th May 2014 and we have many social events planned over the weekend. Click here for more information Price:  (inclusive of dinner and t-shirt) – One Event €100 , Two Events €120 Out4Tennis International Tournament Mount Pleasant LTC The three day international tennis tournament, is provisionally fixed in May, orgnaised by the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA), with players from all around Europe, the US and, of course, Ireland. In addition, there is a social programme every evening. The main tennis venue is Mount Pleasant LTC, located a short distance from Ranelagh LUAS stop. In addition, matches will be played in other tennis clubs in the Dublin 4 & Dublin 6 areas. There is no charge for spectators and everyone is welcome to participate in the social events over the weekend.  Download Visit Dublin’s Gay Dublin Insider Guide to find out more about Gay Dublin. Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar established her Sunday night Bingo in The George in 1997 and over 750 shows later she’s still calling the balls! Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar is the original, longest-running and best-known show on the Irish gay scene. Entering its sixteenth year, the show has made The George the place to be on Sundays for generations of gays and thousands of people from all around the world have seen it. Show kicks off at 9pm followed By DJ Karen  What people say about Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar in The George: “One great party altogether” – U Magazine “An amalgam of pub panto, drag show and beginner’s gambling!” – Sunday Independent “Shirley Temple Bar: you’ve got it going on!” – Adele “Twink” King “An event that has built up a strong following of no one particular age or gender....It can only be described as an explosion of hilarity and glamour!” -  City Life, Irish Independent. “You haven’t played bingo unless you’ve played with Shirley Temple Bar” – Vanity Fair “Shirley Temple Bar is an enthusiastic sort of girl...” Anne Marie Hourihane, Sunday Tribune The success of Shirley and her Bingo “opened the doors of The George to a whole new audience and changed our view of Irish gay bars forever “  –  RTE’s Open House  “Lose all preconceptions. Bingo is the game for the twenty-first century” – Irish Independent “You all know Shirley Temple Bar by now and if you don’t you should” –  InDublin “Surprisingly original drag show”–  Gay Times Shirley Temple bar “is an icon” – Hot Press “Highlight of our trip to Dublin” BBC3’s Rush! “Shirley is bet down!” – Sonia Ryan, Meath Street trader and Shirley’s schoolyard nemesis.