Dublin Lesbian Line has launched a brilliant new podcast about the lives of LGBT+ women in Ireland – Women STAR.
Women STAR focuses on mental health, emotional resilience and what it’s like to be queer in Ireland in 2020.
New episodes are set to come out the first Monday of every month, with the premiere episode being released today. In the first instalment, Toryn Glavin – the engagement manager with Stonewall UK – speaks to Laura Louise about her transition, her relationship with her body and the representation of transgender people in the media.
Other guests will include the managing editor of Gay Community News, Lisa Connell, and the founders of the new trans social group “Inclusion”, Rebecca Harold and Jennifer McGee, among other amazing guests. They’ll cover topics such as biphobia and bi-erasure, challenges faced by the trans community, and the importance of a queer nightlife.
Dublin Lesbian Line have been working on the podcast for the last year and wanted to thank all of their guests for their contribution.
“Recording the podcasts was exciting, empowering, humbling and moving,” they said. “We’ve learned over the years that one of the bravest and most terrifying things a person can do is be vulnerable in front of others. Our participants spoke so openly and honestly, it was so beautiful and we are grateful.”
They want everyone to feel included and present themselves to the world, so anyone who has a story they’d like to tell or feedback they’d like to give should get in contact with them via their social media or email at [email protected].
The podcast is conscious of being inclusive; it’s centred around the lives of LGBT+ female-identifying people in Ireland – including all queer women and non-binary people.
Listen in to the podcast on Acast, Soundcloud, or Spotify. Alternatively, there will be a transcript for each episode for those with hearing impairments or people who simply don’t like the podcast format.
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