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August 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
++ LGBTogether ++
Due to the recent and horrific transphobic events at London Pride, it was decided that it would be a good opportunity to have a public conversation on what took place. This event will include the showing of a documentary entitled “Major!” which is about Miss Major, one of the founders of the LGBTQIA+ movement and a trans woman of colour, and an open discussion on the past, present and future of the LGBT community. Following the discussion, TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) will host the showing of this documentary. The intention of the event is that it will hopefully remind us why these letters are in the acronym – together.
Participating in alphabetical order:
Eilís Ní Fhlannagáin has been active in radical trans women’s circles for the past two decades. Her activism focuses on trans women, their access to quality healthcare, employment rights, poverty, and transmisogyny within feminist and women’s communities.
She was one of the performers for the Topside Press “Nevermind the Hormones” tour where she read from her unfinished work “The Hungry, the Hallowed”. Her work has been mentioned in Mimi Marinucci’s “Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory”, as well as Sybil Lamb’s “How Not To Have A Sex Change”.
Jack Fitzgerald has over 10 years of working with the queer community. Originally identifying as a lesbian and working for LINC Jack saw in important of having a dedicated space for people to coming out and get support while being surround with those who have the same identity. When they came come as trans Jack notice that there was not the same level of supports of gender identity as there is for sexual identity in Cork. Wishing to change this Jack set up Gender Rebels Cork to give support and information for those are transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming. While only still in its first year Gender Rebels Cork have grown into a much need support for those living in Cork.
Jack is also has gone back to college to study Youth and Community Work in UCC where is got involve with the LGBT Society and became their campaign officer, running campaigns one queer homeless, blood ban for man who have sex with men, drug use within the community and talked at the UCC Queer Convention and Repealfest.
Keeva Lilith Carroll (she/her) is the National Community Development Officer for the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI). Her work encompasses supporting the facilitators of the various independent trans support groups around the country and engaging with the wider trans community, particularly around the issues of suicide prevention and mental health. She has over 10 years experience working in the NGO sector with previous roles in Concern Worldwide, Oxfam Ireland and Amnesty International Ireland. She is also an experienced videographer and holds a Masters in Development Studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre on top of her existing degree in Digital Media: Video from University of Wolverhampton, UK.