STAND UP: Yoga for Choice takes place on Saturday 5 August in the Dublin Holistic Centre. All money raised from this yoga class will go towards funding the Abortion Rights Campaign’s sixth annual March for Choice on the 30th September. Find out more on their Facebook event page.

STAND AGAINST: The National Animal Rights Association (NARA) is holding a protest on Saturday 12 August against Laois-based fur farm Vasa Ltd. A 2012 report from the Department of Agriculture confirmed that the five licensed mink farms in Ireland kill up to 225,000 mink a year, with the Vasa farm responsible for 50,000 according to media reports. More details on the NARA Facebook page.

STAND WITH: Celebrate LGBT storytelling at the 25th Gaze International LGBT Film Festival from 3-7 August at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield. The full line up of films, exhibitions and events is available at


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