A seminar today on trans* inclusion – organised by TENI and GLEN – brought together leading Irish companies for the first time to discuss how they can support trans* employees in their workplaces.
At the weekend, international superstar actor Emma Watson delivered a compelling speech to the UN on feminism and gender equality. In providing clarity through a distillation of core principles of feminist theory – equal rights and equality of opportunity – Watson “formally invited” men to join the struggle for equality.
Yesterday afternoon, 8,000 supporters of marriage equality attended last March for Marriage in Dublin before the marriage referendum in spring 2015
GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, have added their voice to the tributes paid to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who passed away early this morning, aged 81
The Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) says a decision issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) raises concerns about open public debate in Ireland
The Equality Authority yesterday published its report on the Gender Recognition Bill. TENI’s chief executive urged Ireland to be the “first country in Europe to introduce legislation that truly respects the rights and privacy of transgender people.”
New Minister of State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenhian TD, spoke at the AOH event in St Louis last week, along with the Irish Ambassador and a Sinn Féin councillor for Belfast. Earlier this year, controversy arose around Irish politicians attending AOH events given the long-standing ban on LGBT people participating in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade
Last week a young female teacher in an Italian Catholic school claimed she was fired from her position on account of her (perceived) sexual orientation. She had previously been employed at the school in Trento for five years
President Obama signed two executive orders this past Monday which will ensure protection for LGBT employees in the US. Federal employers (or employers holding federal contracts) will no longer be able to fire employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The title of a recent Guardian article caught my eye. “Tireless campaigning means this is the best era to be female in modern times,” says Ellie Mae Hagan. I was pleasantly surprised to read an astute piece on the state of the women’s rights movement today, topped with the positive slant of progress.
After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.