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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.