In Ireland, north and south, men who have had sex with men (MSM) can never give blood. But this might be changing in the north as it has to get in line with the rest of the UK where it’s ok once you haven’t had sex with another man in a year.
A Sinn Fein motion in Northern Ireland’s assembly to legalise same sex partnerships has been voted down. this is a set back but the fight for equality continues
Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.
Malta move towards same sex marriage with the formation of an LGBT inclusive advisory council. They are also looking into trans rights and hopefully this will all lead to a safer and more equal society for all Maltese LGBTs.
I have a proposal for you to avoid the embarrassment of lackluster gift giving. For €20.13 you get a TENI t-shirt (which is pretty styling even by itself), a years membership to TENI and a trans* activist wrist band (just like all the cool kids wear!)
This just in from one of our newest Gaelickers, Ariel Silvera: It isn’t always easy to review an anthology which contains several authors, especially when, rather than a unifying genre, the book has a unified theme. In the case of The Collection, the first publication from Topside Press, the great variety of identities, … [Read more...]
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.
We bring you another installment of our regular brew, with headlines from the past few days. What do you think? More importantly, what’ve we missed?
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.
Morning Gaelickers! Hope you are all refreshed after a weekend of rest and relaxation. I am having tech rage with my lovely alarm clock. The stoopid thing decided to reset itself this morning, how does a clock do that? Its a fairly fancy one with an ipod docking station and all that jazz.
As you may or may not have read this week, it seems that under current travel regulations in Canada, transgender individuals can be prevented from merely boarding a plane. In a recent post, I wrote about the violations of every day rights faced by T* identified people, and this is a prime example.
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?
This week, I lost quite a bit of faith in the LGBT student movement. What started off as a link left on a wall of a Facebook group, turned into a week-long debate that has left me somewhat disillusioned and if I’m honest, a little bit heartbroken. I don’t know if you have heard of the offensive train wreck of a television show called Work It currently being aired by ABC?
Meeting people online gives you the chance to come across as less of a plonker than you do in real life. But only if you make an effort to stand out. New Gaelick contributor, Tole, takes you through the ups and downs of being an online Casanova.
Here are some of the most popular non-Gaelick links from our Facebook page this year. Lovely!