Philippa is a transgender woman. She joined the civil service, the Property Registration Authority, in 1980. She is married with one daughter.
She became involved with LGBTQ+ activism when she came to terms with herself as transgender, eventually transitioning about 12 years ago. She was very involved with both the Marriage Equality and Repeal the 8th referenda. She describes herself as a passionate, inclusive feminist.
Over the past 15 years she has been a board member and chair of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and part of the Steering Committee of Transgender Europe (TGEU). She was a founding committee member of Sporting Pride, Ireland’s LGBTQ+ sports organisation.
In 2019 she was one of the founders of Under the Rainbow where she is now Chief Operating Officer. She is also a director of Dublin Pride.
Her memoir, My Name is Philippa, is now out from Mercier Press and available in all good bookshops and online.
When: Wednesday 15th June, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
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