Next week, in the lead up to Dublin Pride, the annual trans festival takes place in the city. Here’s a complete guide to what’s going down!


Saturday, June 11

Art Gallery Opening & Soapbox Sessions

The Chocolate Factory, 7.30pm

Opening ceremony with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ni Dhalaigh and showcase of artwork by members of the trans community. People will share their experiences through engaging performance and discussion in Soapbox Sessions.

Monday June 13

Rachel’s Fashion Workshop 

The Chocolate Factory, 10am to 12pm
Rachel Blanckensee and her friends from NCAD guide you through reinventing/upcycling/altering an outfit.
10am – 12pm: Appointments on what you want to do with the outfit/garment you’ve brought. 1pm – 6pm: Open time to create.
Anybody interested, or if you have any questions, contact [email protected]
Wednesday, June 15

Claire’s Coffee Morning 

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 10am
Claire Farrell will host her famous coffee meet up in Accents Café, and as a treat there will be a special 30-minute performance of the successful play The Big Deal.
Double Feature Movie Screening

Outhouse, 7.30pm
A transgender woman looks for love in small-town Southern America and a young a gay trans man falls in love with a cisgender bisexual guy in the films //Boy Meets Girl// and //Romeos//.

Thursday, June 16
Non-binary Coffee Morning
The Chocolate Factory, 12pm
If you’re someone who identifies outside the gender binary or think you might – pop along for coffee, snacks and chats with a stellar crew. If you’d like them to meet you before the event, pop them an email to [email protected]
Irish Trans Archive Presentation and Panel Discussion

The Chocolate Factory, 7.30pm

Did you realise that trans people have existed in Ireland for hundreds of years? The Irish Trans History Archive takes us back to the early 1800’s. Listen to the stories of trans activists from the past 40 years and learn about the Road to Recognition and what’s still to come.

Friday, June 17

Movie Screening

Outhouse, 7.30pm
A transgender sex worker discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her, in the award-winning //Tangerine// (pictured above).

Saturday, June 18
Gotta Get it Out of My Head
The Chocolate Factory, 7.30pm
An evening featuring the talents of the trans community, from singer songwriters, ballet, poets, theatre to personal musings. And after its success at last year’s event, the return of ‘Breaking The Binary: A Gender Liberating Fashion show’.

Sunday, June 19
Picnic in the Park
Phoenix Park, 2.00pm

Wind down after this exciting weekend with old and new friends. Bring along some food and drink and finish the weekend in style. Meet at the car park at the Papal Cross.

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