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Trans Voices ‘Touching the Surface’ • Book Launch • Waterford • 20th July

Transgender South-East in association with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) & sOUTh

Cordially invites you to the Trans Voices ‘Touching the Surface’ Book Launch

• Friday 20th July 2012
• 7pm-8.30pm
• Bishops Palace, The Mall, Waterford City

The Mayor of Waterford Councillor Jim D’arcy will officially launch this first ever book of its kind in Ireland

Canapés, wine, tea, Coffee and Light refreshments will be served

A number of guest speakers will join us on the night

Please RSVP by Tuesday 17th July (if possible) to Vanessa@teni.ie
Phone; 085-1477166
Facebook: event

Touching the Surface’ is a landmark publication celebrating trans experiences from across Ireland. The collection contains prose, poetry, artwork and photographs from more than forty contributors.

Trans Voices ‘Touching The Surface’ has previously been successfully launched in Dublin and Cork and now Waterford, see the TENI site for more details on the book.

Come and show your support for the launch and some of our very own Waterford friends who also feature in the book! The cover graces beautiful Tramore and a proud Waterford local!

“Well here we go, it’s about time we launched this in Waterford. There is a great representation of Waterford Women in the book, even though this is a National publication Transgender South-East are well in.

The front cover is the beautiful view of Brownstown Head from the Beach at Tramore, there is also a nice profile of the” back of me” (something that many people like to see).

The launch is in Bishops Palace (across the road from Waterford Crystal Showrooms) a beautiful location for such a special book. Canapes will substitute Blaas and scallops, and wine will substitute Large Bottles of Guinness. We will have some Trad music from our very talented members, sure what else would ye want. So please come along and support what certainly is a groundbreaking resourse from the Trans community in Ireland.

Join us in Geoffs Bar after for a bit of a session, thanks for all your support as always xx”

Vanessa Lacey

Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland Launch photo by Joan O’Connell • Gaelick.com

The book has submissions from people who identify across the entire gender spectrum, and will be an invaluable resource for trans* people all over Ireland.  Touching the Surface contains poetry, photographs, and narratives about the trans* experience, as well as examples of art work and drawings.

“We had a fantastic response to our call for submissions,” said Orlaith O’Sullivan, Communications Officer for TENI. “We received entries from a great diversity of ages and gender identities across Ireland. Portrait photographs, poetry, short stories, memoirs and artworks – the collection reflects the personal, political and creative spheres of trans people across the country.”

For the publication, TENI even received a submission from as far afield as Russia, from a young trans man whose visit to Ireland had been an inspiration to him. TENI also worked with BelongTo’s IndividualiTy group, whose members submitted poetry, stories, images and thoughts on identity and questioning gender.

“From well-known figures like Lydia Foy and Panti to anonymous voices from small rural communities, the book marks the wealth of trans experiences in Ireland,” said O’Sullivan. “It is a beautiful, funny, poignant read. We at TENI hope that it will raise awareness – and a smile.” by Gaire.com: Book launch

Buy the Book : Touching the Surface : ‘Trans Voices in Ireland’ costs €10

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October -2011- Out & About
Live, Love, Laugh,

Hi all.

The Drum Youth Centre is hosting its first ever fun run on Sunday the 2nd of October in Kilkenny Castle Park . The 5 k run

is a fun afternoon for people of all ages with childrens entertainment provided. Registration is available on the day also from 10.30am with the run beginning at 12 noon. Entry is 5 euro only per person. So please come along and bring friends and family

For a day that promises to be good fun. For more information please check out www.runireland.ie.

Thanks Melissa

Melissa Faulkner Foroige Office,
The Drum Youth Project and Health Café,
Goods Shed Square,
Mac Donagh Junction Shopping Centre,

Office: (056) 7788134
Mobile: (086) 7736976
Email: melissa.faulkner@foroige.ie


Sunrise LGBT Kildare Athy Branch are having a meeting on the 13th of October
in the
Athy Community Development Project
Woodstock Street, Athy, Co Kildare



Hey all … so Thursday (13th) will be a great day for the lgbt society. I am urging you all to wear purple on the day to show your support for all those that have suffered from homophobic bullying. At 12pm on the college street campus we will be holding a balloon release to remember all those that took their lives as a result of homophobic bullying. We would love to have as many of you there as possible to support the campaign.

And not to forget we have our meet and greet in dignity bar at 8pm 🙂

Big quiz night

Time: 20 October · 20:00 – 23:00

Location Revolution gastro bar, John’s St

Created by: Val Walsh, Niall Taylor

More info: Quiz night to raise funds for the DAVID NORRIS FOR PRESIDENT campaign.
Quiz starts at 8.00pm and goes until 10-10.30pm with DJ and karaoke after.

€5 per person with a maximum of 5 people per team.

You are cordially invited to the Union of
Mr Gay Kildare, Cris Pender
… Ms Gay Kildare Mary Gibney

Location; Derby House Hotel, Kildare Town 
Date; 22nd of October
doors open 8:00
ceremony 8:30 sharp
reception @ 9pm, music and dancing after till late.


It’s Halloween Themed, so feel free to dress up…
Admission €20
food, drinks promo’s, Raffle and a prize for best dressed on the night
Remember guys It’s a fundraiser for The HIV Fill Project at The Guide Clinic in St James’ Hospital. 
Charity Number; CHY 7269

for more information or if you’re a business and feel you have something to contribute
email; cristo_p@msn.com
call or text; 085 740 9988

“the wedding is being used as part of Mr Gay Kildare Cris Pender’s fundraising efforts for Mr Gay Ireland as fundraising is a very big part of the MGI and counts towards Judging”

Anthony Curtis’ Final Fundraiser before the Mr Gay Ireland in the Alington Hotel, Dublin this Sunday at 7.30pm.

This Tuesday join Anthony in his Walk from Courtown to Gorey. Starting from under the Turbine at the Coral Leisure forest Park Leisure Centre, Harbour Court, Gorey Ireland to the Amber Springs, Hotel & Heath Spa Gorey.

Tuesday the 25th of October at 11.30am

Information Expo

Employment, Training & Education,
Talbot Hotel, Wexford, Wed 26th October 2011, 10 – 4pm,

  • CV Preparation
  • Start your own Business
  • Career Guidance
  • Volunteer Oportunities
  • Further Education
  • Staying Healthy

Gay Wexford
Halloween Hangout

Friday 28th 9.00pm til late
Central Station, North Main Street, Wexford




Sunrise LGBT Kildare

Different groups dependant on interests, e.g. Hill walking, Book Clubs, Gay People Parenting Support group…..

Date: every second week · 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Sunrise Coffee & Books, Eyre Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Contact Information
Phone • 857409988 Mobile
Email • sunrise.lgbt@gmail.com
Facebook• facebook.com/sunrise.lgbt.kildare


TranSE, Transgender South
East peer support group…

meets at the Cheshire Home, John Street, Waterford
every second Friday of each month.

For more information call Vanessa on 085 147 7166.

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