It’s a little bit hipster. It’s a bit little po-mo ironic and self-regarding. It’s a little bit Girls for queers. It’s a little bit Millennial. By rights, Appropriate Behaviour should be a little bit obnoxious and annoying. Judging by the trailer, though, it’s pretty damn poignant and funny.
The Bill is meant to provide for legal recognition of gender identity for trans* people in Ireland, but has been strongly criticised by rights activists. Ireland is the only country in the EU which fails to recognise transgender people in law.
Hot Mess is 25-minute Irish language documentary with the aim of trying to bring the discussion of gay life and marriage equality to a new audience. With the upcoming referendum this is the perfect time to spread this message as far as possible. But they need your help.
The first opinion poll of 2015 shows overwhelming support for a Yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum. Overall, the results show that 76% are in favour, 19% opposed, and 5% are undecided. Omitting the “don’t know” responses, this changes to 80% in favour, and 20% opposed.
TENI is looking for reports of incidents of transphobia that took place in 2014. These can include verbal abuse, physical violence and refusing to provide access to services due to someone’s gender identity or expression. The closing date for reporting incidents from 2014 is 23rd January 2015.
A new crowdfunding initiative is being launched to raise funds in support of MarriagEquality’s Yes campaign, ahead of the upcoming marriage equality referendum. The fundraising campaign runs until Valentine’s Day.
Merry Christmas, everyone! This morning, as you tear the wrapping from your gifts like a rabid animal, and as I make a dent in this bottle of cava, click “play” on this here playlist to set the tone of the day.
ChaosLife is a beautiful autobiographical webcomic about the lives, adventures and cats of queer couple, A. Stiffler and K. Copeland. In it you have a wonderful insight into an amazing, bizarre, but ultimately very real couple’s life – as well the lives of their mad cats.
Ireland’s government has finally published the Gender Recognition Bill, as promised before the end of 2014. It publication has, however, been accompanied by strong criticism from TENI in relation to several key aspects.