After 16 years of service, the 44-year-old journalist, Jonathan Clynch, asked that he now be referred to as Jonathan Rachel Clynch by RTÉ.
The term, gender fluid, means that Clynch sometimes identifies as male and sometimes as female.
The national broadcaster released this statement:
“[We], both as an employer and broadcaster, value the uniqueness of individuals and encourage diversity and equality.
“We are 100% supportive of Jonathan Rachel who is a valued member of staff and a highly respected journalist.”
On Twitter the Irish public have also been showing support for Clynch and RTÉ.
The source continued, “The reaction has been hugely positive so far and if his situation serves as a talking point and a way to educate people then it’s a good thing.
According to GenderDiversity.org “Gender fluidity conveys a wider, more flexible range of gender expression, with interests and behaviors that may even change from day to day. Gender fluid people do not feel confined by restrictive boundaries of stereotypical expectations of women and men.
“For some people, gender fluidity extends beyond behavior and interests, and actually serves to specifically define their gender identity. In other words, a person may feel they are more female on some days and more male on others, or possibly feel that neither term describes them accurately. Their identity is seen as being gender fluid.”
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GO JONATHAN RACHEL!
“If you’re trying to convince me you’re not in a relationship of some sort, you’re going to have to try a lot harder than this.”
Feuilly finally gets up the courage to introduce Courfeyrac to
Darnell, the only family he’s ever known. But how can he explain to
Darnell exactly what they mean to each other, when both he and
Courfeyrac are still so uncertain themselves?
November 15, 2015: It’s finally done! So… this was originally supposed to be my
contribution to Feuilly Week – the third story in my aro/ace!Courfeyrac
x Feuilly ‘verse. *coughs* It’s uh… about a month after the end of
Feuilly Week now, but BETTER LATE THAN NEVER? -.-;;; Enjoy? ^_^
Note: Because I realize this may cause confusion, for the sake of
this story, Feuilly’s first name is MIguel. And since this story is
told from Darnell’s perspective, that’s the name he uses. ^_^
Fandom: Les Misérables – All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Courfeyrac & Feuilly, Joly/Musichetta
Characters: Courfeyrac (Les Misérables), Feuilly (Les Misérables), Joly (Les Misérables), Musichetta (Les Misérables), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Family Feels, Aromantic Asexual Character, Aromantic, Asexual Character, Asexual Relationship, Friendship/Love, Found Family, Coming Out, Meet the Family, POV Outsider
Series: Part 3 of Fais de Beaux Rêves