Category Archives: Queer Politics

What? I can’t hear you…

I’ve never really written about my hearing loss, perhaps because it’s so much a part of who I am that I struggle to separate myself from it. I was born with high-frequency hearing loss and I’ve never navigated a world without it, so … Continue reading

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Fears of Coming Out & How to be a Transgender Ally

One of the thing I remember most about coming out as trans was worrying about whether or not people would believe me. I felt that I had to have some sort of proof of being transgender before coming out to … Continue reading

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Exclusion within our queer communities

This weekend I have had an education, and it has changed my perspective quite a lot. I have learned that it’s not acceptable to sit back and let people with multiple minorities be the only ones creating conversation and inciting action about the exclusivity of the queer and trans communities. We should all be using our voices to ensure that everyone within our community is heard, while also making sure that we do not make the mistake of speaking for those with whom we do not identify. Continue reading

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LGBTQ Pride: Political activism or sell-out tourism?

Has pride sold out? Is Trans Pride necessary? Should drag queens be allowed at pride? Continue reading

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Left Out In The Cold: A Non-Binary Perspective of The Irish Gender Recognition Bill

As a non-binary Irish transgender person, it feels like so many young trans people and non-binary trans people have been left out again in the cold with this Irish Gender Recognition Bill. I don’t blame the campaigners, I blame the legislators who backed away from what would have been an even more significant gender recognition bill. Continue reading

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Redefining Gender Roles

Earlier this week I read the latest copy of Original Plumbing, a North American magazine written by transmen for transmen. This quarterly it was the Selfie Issue. There was one particular person interviewed (apologies, I can’t remember who, and I … Continue reading

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The Binary World that We Live In

The world that we live in loves binaries. Black and White. Right and Wrong. Old and Young. Strong and Weak. Female and Male. Gay and Straight. The list is endless. Perhaps, it can be argued, we need binaries to structure … Continue reading

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