Candidates address LGBTQ issues at annual Q Soc hustings

blogThe annual Q Soc hustings, chaired this year by former SU LGBT rights officer Stephen Hatton, allows candidates to address issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, and outline how they plan to work for Trinity’s LGBTQ community. Follow our live blog as candidates make their speeches and answer audience questions. 


CORRECTION, 22:14: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Edmund Heaphy, the candidate for University Times editor, had suggest that he wanted the TCD Fashion Show to include a gender section and that its organisers had been ignorant towards LGBT issues. In response to questioning, he said that he did not think one yearly UT supplement was enough to cover LGBT-related issues. He referred to the paper’s report on the show including a “transgender” section, and a subsequent editorial calling for a better understanding of transgender issues,  as examples of the paper’s LGBT coverage outside of its yearly supplement.

CORRECTION, 17:18, 6/2: An earlier version of this article had incorrectly said that Conor O’Meara, a candidate in the race for president, had implied he would not be able time to a rally on February 14th.  He instead said that whoever is elected should devote time to campaigning for equal marriage.