Posts Tagged ‘ Transgender ’



Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey airs today

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: The Small Screen

The documentary will focus on three people – Sam, Louise and Kay – and give a close-up account of their trans* experience and both challenges and joys that have faced them. It looks as though the documentary has very much allowed the individuals taking part to lead the way on how to tell their stories, and the documentary has been strongly welcomed by TENI:




What not to ask

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Persons who are transgender seem to always be the recipient of unwarranted questions and conversations. It is my belief that the lack of training or discussion in workplaces, in communities and in churches has left many persons (cis) wondering about the transgender community and those who have transitioned.




Transgender Health Conference

Feb 18th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Dundalk Outcomers in association with TENI are hosting a conference to discuss Transgender Health in the Fairways Hotel Dundalk on Friday 28 February 2014. 10.30am-2pm.




Transgender Rights Must Be Protected in New Legislation

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

A group of civil society organisations are today calling on politicians to consider the human rights of transgender and intersex people as the Oireachtas Committee debates the Gender Recognition Bill this week.




Reconciling Religion

Jan 15th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

I started questioning my spiritual beliefs just before I made my Confirmation. Science and doubt pervaded my thoughts and I flipped between blasphemous atheism and overwhelming Catholic guilt until I was fourteen.




Julie Bindel

Oct 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

A few months back, Bindel wrote an article for the Huffington Post called “Where’s the Politics in Sex?”. There are things she says that make sense. Like how we all face compulsory heterosexuality from birth. And how she made a positive choice to be a lesbian. Good for her! We really do live in a world that assumes heterosexuality of (almost) all of us. And choosing to embrace your sexuality, to decide who and how you will love is brilliant.




Stone Butch Blues

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Books

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.




A Suppa Earl Gae

Jul 17th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Morning Gaelickers! Webmaster here reporting from my very own ark. You know people say we, as in the Irish talk more about the weather than any other subject -I have yet to see any evidence of that. Okay I jest. Let’s get down to the headlines making the rounds this morning in cyberspace.




A Suppa Earl Gae

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Morning Gaelickers! I don’t quite know what to make of that orange ball in the sky that’s emitting heat but hey, let’s enjoy it while its there eh? I have just about recovered from the eurovision final, I think I am more disappointed about Albania finising the top 5 then I am about our boys finishing 19th. Seriously, what was with Albania? It was appalling.




Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland Launch

May 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Books

Last night, the Dublin City Council offices on Wood Quay played host to the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launch of their new book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans* experiences from across Ireland and was launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.




Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland

May 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Books

Next Thursday, May 17th, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will be launching a book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland and will be launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.




A Suppa Earl Gae

Apr 19th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Morning Gaelickers! 1 day to go. For those of you gazing at me with blank expressions I am of course talking about Lip Service’s return to the Beeb tomorrow night. Some of us are counting down to it. I think the Gaelick team are divided fairly equally into two camps. Team Frankie, puts up hand, and Team Boring Sam ;)




A Suppa Earl Gae

Mar 10th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Morning Gaelickers! Not sure how it’s looking wherever you are but here in Dublin it’s currently grey skies. I’m sure it will brighten up. I don’t know what to make of March so far, the first day of March was a beautiful Spring day, the last week icy winds. I can’t wear sun-glasses AND a wolly hat, I will look ridiculous. Enough pontificating about the weather, the news!




A Suppa Earl Gae

Feb 13th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

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.




Trans* people could be barred from flying in Canada

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.




Survey: Trans* people and online support

Jan 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Noticeboard

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.




“Work It” and the need for LGB activism on T issues

Jan 12th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

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?

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