Following an in-depth discussion with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late not too long ago, model, journalist and transgender-activist David Beattie has produced a plethora of videos about his life, depicting what it’s really like to grow up trans in Ireland.
There has been widespread praise for North Wexford teenager David Beattie who shared his transgender story with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show last Friday night.
The 19-year-old journalism student told Ryan that he realised he was transgender two years ago, and he has now begun his journey to become female, and will be known as Laylah. He estimates it could take up to five years for the transition to be complete, and he still identifies as male.
Transgender teen David Beattie is in the midst of transitioning to female – though still identifying as David – and chats about how watching a Caitlyn Jenner documentary helped him realise his true self.
David Beattie is no ordinary teenager. At 19, he has had more success than many adults.
He has written widely about being transgender and is now a leading voice in transgender rights in Ireland and further afield.
Viewers have applauded transgender teen David Beattie for his bravery speaking about his transition on The Late Late Show.
Some may the teenager recognise from Vogue William’s documentary on the trans community where she talked to many about their transitions.
“I’ve never had bad experiences – but when I transferred to secondary school, it was very different,” he said.
The Late Late Show line-up currently is, has always been and probably will always be a topic of conversation throughout the nation each week.
And this week is much the same, but for all the right reasons.
In the midst of a time of change, of old laws, new freedoms and less secrets – we shall all collectively be meeting Irish transgender teen, David Beattie, who is in the midst of transitioning to female, on Tubridy’s couch on Friday.
The 30-year-old presenter investigates issues affecting the lives of her own generation, starting with people who do not identify with their gender.
Plans for DIT to include gender neutral toilets in the new Grangegorman campus have been met with praise, but some students are concerned that there are no such facilities in other DIT campuses.
The new campus will include accessible toilets in each of the buildings, and all future buildings on the new campus will also have gender neutral toilets as well as traditional toilets.
David Beattie, a second year Journalism student based in the Aungier Street campus, who is currently in the process of gender transitioning, says that students should feel comfortable while attending their present designated campus.
David Beattie is 18 years old. He has just self-published his first book called ‘Who Cares? Life for an Irish Transgender Teen’. He is in the early stages of transitioning to a female called Laylah. He joins Ray this afternoon to share his story publicly for the first time.
The first thing you notice about David Beattie is his height. At 6’2, he towers over lesser mortals. The next is his stylish dress sense. What is less obvious is that David is an articulate and sensitive 18-year-old, who has recently self-published an autobiography about growing up trans in Ireland.