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Water Cooler Chatter: Trans Pride March

At the end of July, Dublin will play host to the Republic’s first Trans Pride march. Inspired by similar events which took place in Scotland and the North, it’s been organised by a group of young trans activists who felt that recent Pride celebrations didn’t do enough to highlight the concerns of trans people in the community.

Starting at Liberty Hall, Trans Pride will make its way through the city with an aim to raise awareness for issues such as better trans healthcare, a change in the legislation regarding intersex genital mutilation (IGM) on intersex babies, more focus on tackling hate crimes, and gay conversion therapy.

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