Category Archives: Speaking Out

Irish Non-Binary Legal Recognition

There have been a number of posts on social media this past week, applauding the introduction of a new bill to be debated in the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) this May (2017). This bill introduces a number of amendments to the original gender recognition bill, not least of which includes recognition for children under 16 years of age, and the removal of the tedious requirements for recognition of 16-18 year olds. However, many people have (incorrectly) stated that this amendment also introduces non-binary legal recognition. This is not the case. Continue reading

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What makes non-binary gender real? 

What makes non-binary gender real? Is it social acceptance? Is it a box on a form? Is it your decision to legally recognise it? No! Non-binary gender is real because we feel it, we are it, we LIVE it.  What … Continue reading

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Protected: A Recurrent Fantasy 

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Survivor, not Victim

TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of domestic violence Although I didn’t realise at the time, for years I had PTSD. When I was 19 I was in a domestic abuse relationship with a physically violent guy who tried his hardest to ruin … Continue reading

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