May 2015 - Irish Marriage Referendum

28 May 2015 by Pure Radio

On Friday Ireland voted on the issue of marriage equality.

A referendum was required because the country’s constitution defines marriage, and to prevent legal challenges to same-sex marriages they wanted to tweak the wording – so to change the constitution requires the say of the people.

They had weeks of debates on television and radio, not to mention on the streets – where there were also posters for both sides of the campaign.

Emotions were running high by the day of the referendum. Under the Rainbow spoke to a few people in Dublin’s LGBT community.

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Nov 2014 - Still Ill

6 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Still Ill is a tragic love story between the jumped up pantry boy and the boy with the thorn in his side.

It’s set in a world of violence between Manchester and Northern Ireland.

The play will be on at The Lowry and at Oldham Library later this month.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the writer, Billy Cowen.

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Under the Rainbow - 7th June 2012

7 June 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 7th June 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.

The Bingham Cup took place over the weekend, Under the Rainbow found out what went on. Also, we find out about the equal marriage consultation.

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Jun 2012 - Bingham Cup Rugby Tournament

7 June 2012 by Pure Radio

The sixth Bingham Cup took place over the weekend in Chorlton. The three day international gay rugby union tournament saw more than thirty teams competing from fifteen different countries.

Under the Rainbow followed one of the visiting teams – the Emerald Warriors from Dublin, Ireland. They spoke to the club’s President, Simon Finnegan.

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