Changing Gender“There is an increasing gender non-conformity, which is very beneficial for a lot of trans people who are trying to explore themselves.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Max Ó Floinn and Victoria van der Speck are a Sligo-based couple in their early 20’s who feature in Tras, part of the documentary series Tabú, due to be broadcast on TG4 on Wednesday. The film is about gender non-conformity, changing gender and the Irish transgender community, with a particular focus on Max and Victoria’s lives as young Irish trans …

LGBT+ Ally Role Model“He came out of his session and said, ‘You know, it’s just amazing to meet people like me and they’re all totally normal like me.’”

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Mum of two Aisling Gannon has just been named a 2019 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender + Ally Role Model in recognition of her work on workplace diversity and inclusion. She told Ray D’Arcy this afternoon that a few short years ago, she didn’t know what the “T” in LGBT+ stood for, even though she had used the acronym many times. Her teacher came …

Transgender Healthcare“We are sending trans people abroad for highly invasive and major surgeries, with little after care when we get home.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Noah Halpin is the founder of This is Me Ireland, an organisation working to improve access and standards in healthcare provided to transgender and non-binary people in Ireland. He told Seán O’Rourke on Wednesday that he decided to start the campaign after he was put on a three and a half year waiting list to access hormone replacement therapy. “I saw an …

Transgender Young People‘He said ‘I’m a boy’ and I’m like ‘No, you’re not. You’re a girl.

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“It’s a conversation that’s taking place more often in homes and schools across the country, helped by the passing of the Gender Recognition Act 2 years ago. But what do you say and how do you know what to do when your child comes to you and says that they want to change their gender?” This was the question Richard Curran put …

‘I was living in one gender and working in another’

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For most of us, our gender identity matches the sex we are assigned at birth but as we know, for some people it does not match, and of those, a number will decide to transition.  Inevitably, these decisions will need to be taken while a person is in the working world, and so logically, employers will become involved in this …

Becoming Christine“I knew from when I was 10 or 11 years old that I wanted to be a girl”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Identifying as transgender, though not a recent phenomenon, has become increasingly more spoken about in recent times. That said, we usually hear of young people who have made the decision to undergo the process to change gender, and their lives. Cormac Ó hEadhra spoke to Christine, a 74 year old woman who was born biologically male. Originally from East London …

Lucia Lucas, transgender baritone‘If you have traditional puberty… the testosterone is high, the voice will drop. But there is no way to go the other way.’

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The reviews for Lyric Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly at the National Concert Hall have been uniformly glowing, Puccini’s best loved opera coming to life with the brilliant Korean soprano, Hye-Youn Lee, in the title role, and the equally outstanding Irish soprano, Sarah Richmond, as her maid, Suzuki. But of all the principals, the role of Sharpless, the American consul …

‘Ultimately this is a human rights issue and the expression of ones identity is something that is deeply individual.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Gender Dysphoria is a phrase which has grown in public consciousness over recent years. In Ireland we have seen the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act and globally we’ve witnessed a number of high profile stories, most notably that of Caitlyn Jenner formerly known as Bruce Jenner who came out as a transgender woman in 2015. Professor Jim Lucey, Medical …