TCD Law Soc and Q Soc hold panel discussion on trans issues in Ireland

Speakers stressed the importance of visibility for the cause and the need for people to openly discuss it

NEWSOn Monday last, TCD Law Society, in association with Trinity Q Soc, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Ireland in Transition,” which explored trans issues in modern Ireland.

Speaking at the event were Broden Giambrone, chief executive of the Transgender Equality


Brendan Behan, auld pink triangles and a yes vote

Sam Ford, TCD student and Dublin tour guide, tells of his revelations in the run up to the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd


There are 12 bronze faces tucked away at the back of Saint Patrick’s Park that I pass by almost every time I’m leading a tour group: Jonathan Swift, Eilis Dillon, James Clarence Mangan, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler …


Why Mary McAleese was right to raise LGBT suicide risk

No campaigners are trying to protect themselves from the idea that they are complicit in damaging the mental health of thousands of people in the coming month.

comment1Prof Patricia Casey writes in the Sunday Independent that the claims made by former president Mary McAleese regarding the high suicide risk in homosexuals are “a surprise”, “ignoring the complexity of suicide” and threaten to “muddy our discourse on the …

Societies asked to remove LGBT colours from logos

newsThe Central Societies Committee (CSC) today asked student societies to remove colours associated with the movement for LGBT equality from their logos, Trinity News has learned. The ruling came after several societies changed the logos displayed on their social media accounts to incorporate the colours of …


Past Trinity publications showcase forgotten radical history

Trinity Publications’ history of supporting student media stretches back decades, with magazines of the early 1980s demonstrating an almost alien radicalism to those of today.

indepth1Trinity College has a proud history of student-led activism, counting among our alumni campaigners such as Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese and David Norris. While the yearly marches of the USI have become a familiar perhaps routine sight to present day …


School cancels anti-homophobic ShoutOut workshop

“We have never had a school directly refuse entry to us based on what we do”


Colaiste Eoin, an Irish language secondary school in Stillorgan, this morning cancelled a volunteer-run workshop aimed at tackling homophobic bullying.

ShoutOut, an LGBTQ charity founded by former Trinity student Eoin O’Liathain that aims to bring about “open discourse around sexual …


Time for government to formally apologise to gay people

As Australia moves to erase all historical convictions for offences associated with gay sex, the Irish government should think about not only pardoning but apologising to those that have been so abused by this state.

comment1The climate of hatred and shame which these people were made to live in, with raids on gay discos and on the homes of suspected offenders, and treatment with brutality and force by the state, is something that no reasonable …