Aengus Carroll Human Rights(ish) Blog

Things related to LGBT human rights at home (Ireland) and abroad

Aengus Carroll

Aengus Carroll
County Waterford, Ireland
October 26
Author (LGBT Human Rights guidance books), Editor (books/texts/documents - fiction, academic (history/politics/education), and organizational report writing and editing Production (print matter - bringing books through stages from idea to bound copy), Trainer (Working with LGBT groups in human rights awareness and advocacy)


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MAY 17, 2011 1:37PM

My Own Private IDAHO

On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organisation, at the 43rd World Health Assembly held in Geneva removed homosexuality from its list of mental illness (Google ICD-10 for technicals).  The removal of this taboo greatly helped gay, lesbian and transgender activism all around the globe, a… Read full post »


I’ve been dating OS for 15 days now. I like him and her (S/he takes up a good bit of time). Not sure about love yet, but hey it’s a little soon for that, even for a serial monogamist. But I appreciate, that is for sure. I adore seeing all… Read full post »

MAY 10, 2011 10:11AM

Into the woods

We wove a whizzing circle of green and blue, our heads thrown back and mouths gaping upwards – a moment of sheer deafening silence while we occupied the eye of this storm we were creating. Suddenly our hands lost their grip on one another and for a helpless dwindling moment, weRead full post »

MAY 4, 2011 4:42AM


The electric blue dragonfly lands on the gardenia leaf. It skits across the leaves and departs into the summer night. You say it’s a creature rising from the faerie kingdom of Loch Greinne, here at the lake near Feakle in County Clare. Your face lights up in the darkness as youRead full post »

Happy Osama day! 

When the Pope visited Ireland in september 1979, a huge mobilisation of the population kicked in, the scale of which not even seen when JF Kennedy arrived on these shores in 1963. Irish people felt they ‘owned’ this papal event. “Young people of Ireland, I lovRead full post »

APRIL 30, 2011 8:29AM

A Trip Upstairs


I’m quietly tripping up these steps

With the weight of your bones in my hands.


What are you now?

The all-you-wereness of you,

The living artefact,

Just lighter, but still you.


Every lasting moment of you,

TheRead full post »

APRIL 28, 2011 7:04PM

Universally inconsistent

The idea of a human rights framework is that its universal, but that’s not how it plays out in reality.

I’d thought I’d make a blog spot (hence the name 'human rights(ish)') that features l things LGBT human rights because it’s such a big issue in society today – bothRead full post »

APRIL 27, 2011 6:03PM

The Past Is Another Country

Looking down at us from the granite gatepost, she said she’d throw herself down if we didn’t give it to her. Although her voice was firm, her eyes were wild with fear. Her mop of hair shook as she spoke, her face reddened and her knuckles showed white. She was myRead full post »

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APRIL 26, 2011 5:06AM

Unsaid (in an Irish family sort of way)

When I told her that I was looking after him because two things were clear: it was AIDS that would kill him within some months and, secondly, he simply had no-one else, her face sort of fell in on itself. Her mouth tightened and she looked away (a response I had… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2011 8:25AM

(we are) Not Applicable

First time blogger here! Hi!

I'm hoping that in this blog, I might get to explore, discuss and exchange loads of ideas around this rather large topic area  - LGBT human rights on local and international levels. Being Irish and based in Ireland I've found that most of what I have… Read full post »