This week, the EU agreed a new law establishing the rights of victims of crime, including hate crime. Currently, Ireland has no hate crime legislation in place. The Department of Justice issued a statement to Gaelick.com on this new law and hate crimes in Ireland
Posts Tagged ‘ Gender ’
The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and the Women’s Studies programme in UCC are hosting a meeting on the Constitutional Convention on 24th September next in Cork’s Gresham Metropole Hotel. Get yourselves there!
Being at a loose end for a good read, I started asking friends what would be on their “essential reading” list. The same title kept coming up over and over again, “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg.
Paula, of the Random Ramblings and Musings blog, took a look at our latest poll and had a thing or two to say about it! Her article, which is reproduced with her kind permission, was originally posted here.
For a growing number of people, “queer” is the way they express their identity. It’s an umbrella term which can be used to cover a whole host of sexualities and gender expressions.
Irene Greene, a student in applied psychology in UCC, is looking for participants to complete an anonymous online survey examining the impact of online social support on trans* individuals. The survey will take just 15 minutes.
Nothing like an innocent 7 year old girl to strike fear into the very heart of the Christian right. I mean how scary is it to see a little girl ask to join the Girl Scouts?
Andrej Pejić has been genderfucking his way around the world ever since his family fled Bosnia and eventually settled in the land of Oz in 2000. Let’s have a Captain Cook at this antipodean beaut, y’flamin’ galahs.
Katie Taylor has been shortlisted for the Irish Sports Council/RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Awards in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007. This morning the winner was announced, and once again Taylor – undisputedly Ireland’s greatest athlete ever – has been overlooked. This is not a first for RTÉ, which seems to pride itself on almost invariably ignoring Taylor.
Sharon Heffernan, a student in applied psychology in UCC, is looking for participants to complete an anonymous online survey. You may participate in this study if you are over 18 years of age and identify as a sexual minority woman. The survey will take just 20 minutes.
20th November, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. A Ceremony of Remembrance to mark the GID/TG Year of Hope 2011 takes place tonight, 19th November, at the Unitarian Church in Dublin at 8pm.
Haters gonna hate. But the stream of racist, sexist, homophobic abuse directed towards Fatima Whitbread from Katherine Lynch made me sick to my stomach.
Last week, Marriage Equality launched its “Just Love?” campaign and the “Missing Pieces” report, an audit of civil partnership as compared with marriage. The report reveals 169 differences between the two. In the final in our series of articles, we look at parents and children, and other miscellaneous issues
On Tuesday, Marriage Equality launched its “Just Love?” campaign and the “Missing Pieces” report, an audit of civil partnership as compared with marriage. The report reveals 169 differences between the two. In the second of our series of articles, we look at two further areas examined: immigration and legal procedures
Fine Gael councillor and former Lord Mayor, Joe O’Callaghan, intends to introduce a motion for debate at Cork’s City Hall next month to ban wearing of burqas. Has anyone actually asked Ireland’s Muslim women what they think? Thankfully, the National Women’s Council of Ireland has.
Does that screen make you crazy? If so, there are a lot of people who agree with you. Since the summer of 2008, you have been required to indicate that you are either male or female. And while the good people at Facebook say you may keep it off your profile, the pronouns it uses [...]
The queer community has accomplished so much when it comes to acceptance. But when it comes to the trans, cross dressers, gender queer and just plain butch, there’s so much more to accomplish. Society may well be ready for two pretty girls in white dresses to walk down the aisle, but the wider society is still remarkably hateful when it comes to people whose gender isn’t obvious to the casual observer.