Two speakers at All Together Now music festival which took place in the South East over the weekend, have reiterated on social media that trans issues were not mentioned in a session they were involved in, at the event.
This follows a statement issued by organisers of All Together Now on Sunday which highlighted “today we had two speakers here that do not align with the views of ATN festival….we support trans rights”.
This is the full statement from ATN organisers:
— All Together Now (@ATNfestival) July 30, 2022
While ATN does not name any speakers in its statement, Stella O’Malley who had been speaking at the event about “Sex & Intimacy”, tweeted a response a short time later:
I spoke about "Sex and Intimacy" with @RachelRMoran at @ATNfestival on Saturday. Trans issues were not mentioned, in any way, even once during this event. It was a lovely event, our talk was received very positively, with loads of questions, & there were no complaints about it.
— Stella O'Malley (@stellaomalley3) August 1, 2022
Author Rachel Moran spoke at the same session as Stella. She followed up with a tweet which read;
"The 45 minute audio recording I have of the event at @ARNfestival will also confirm that 'trans issues' were not mentioned or alluded to once."
Thousands of people attended the festival at Curraghmore Estate in Portlaw County Waterford across three days. The event has been billed a massive success by organisers and those in attendance:
Many festival goers took to social media praising the organisers for such a well-run event.