Public meeting in Galway city to discuss ‘Fight for Trans Liberation’

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A public meeting entitled ‘The Fight for Trans Liberation’ will take place at Áras na nGael on Dominick Street on Wednesday 17 August at 7.30pm.

The meeting, hosted by People Before Profit, will be addressed by trans activist and party member Mike Lovett.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, PBP Galway rep Adrian Curran said that oppression remains a daily reality for trans people across Irish society.

Curran pointed to the ‘dismal state’ of transition-related healthcare, including the lack of any provision for under-18s for the last year and a half, the high unemployment rate, the prevalence of poor mental health, and the high rate of hate crimes against trans people.

“Trans rights are human rights and any attack on the trans community is an attack on us all,” he said.

“The antidote to this is the building of real movements of solidarity on the streets and across society to fight for queer and trans liberation and challenge transphobia in all its guises, and demand free transition-related healthcare based on informed consent through an All-Ireland National Health Service that treats trans people with dignity.

“Come along to take part in a discussion on how we ensure trans rights are fully realised and protected.”

All are welcome to attend the meeting in-person or online. People Before Profit Galway’s social media pages will have details of the online streaming.