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Longford native upset by Liveline's gender and Trans discussion

Jun 17, 2022 14:06 By Shannonside News
Longford native upset by Liveline's gender and Trans discussion Longford native upset by Liveline's gender and Trans discussion
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The radio discussion has caused significant controversy.

A Longford trans woman believes a recent national radio discussion about gender has saddened and frightened her.

Dublin Pride announced earlier this week it had terminated a media partnership deal with RTE broadcaster, over comments made about the trans community on Liveline.

The LGBTQ-plus festival has described comments featured on the radio show as 'extremely harmful anti-trans discussions'.

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RTE has been called before the Oireachtas Media Committee next week to address the issue.

Granard native Rebecca Tallon De Havilland believes the radio discussion will incite negative feelings towards people in the LGBTQ+ community

"You know it saddens me, it frightens me and it angers me, all three. To see this happen in today's world, in 2022, is just preposterous.

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It incites anger, it incites war within society against trans people.

Why are people so hell-bent on being so angry about me being me and people like me, my tribe, being like me."

You can hear Rebecca's full interview here:

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