LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports

Setting the Scene

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Assistant Professor of Law, LlM Programme Chair – DCU

In this video Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile explains what the ‘plus’ in LGBTQI+ stands for, provides context for LGBTQI+ inclusion in sport and touches on some unsettling and difficult moments in sporting history where individual sports stars became victims of biased, cruel and unfair treatment.

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Find out more about our LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports Campaign here.

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government, DCU. Tanya’s research interrogates the interaction between the body and law and draws on human rights law, medical law, law and gender theory, and feminist jurisprudence. Tanya advises Government, politicians, non-governmental organisations and companies in relation to her research. She is currently the Principal Investigator on an Irish Research Council Project “Mapping the Lived Experience of Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland” and the DCU lead on the European Commission funded Marie Curie ITN project “Intersex: New Innovative Approaches

Other Videos in this Series

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Assistant Professor of Law, LlM Programme Chair – DCU

Larry Fenelon

Partner and Head of Litigation – Leman Solicitors

Morgan Crowe

Associate, Sports Law and Dispute Resolution – Leman Solicitors

Geraldine McTavish

Diversity and Inclusion Officer – GAA

Emma Loo

DCU Communications Studies Graduate

Gordon Grehan

Operations Manager – Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

David Gough

GAA Education and Games Development Officer, St Pat’s Campus Drumcondra, DCU

Helen McHugh

Diversity, Inclusion and Safeguarding Manager – Sport Ireland

Philippa Ryder

Director – Under the Rainbow

Dermot McCarthy

CFO – Under the Rainbow

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