The Bill is meant to provide for legal recognition of gender identity for trans* people in Ireland, but has been strongly criticised by rights activists. Ireland is the only country in the EU which fails to recognise transgender people in law.
Ahead of next year’s marriage equality referendum, a staggering 20,210 newly registered voters have now been added to the electoral register after a major campaign across third level campuses in Ireland, according to figures released last night by the Union of Students in Ireland. Here’s how those numbers look.
Thursday was Trans Day of Remembrance, an international day of commemoration memoralising the lives lost in the course of the year due to transphobia. Tonight, Trans Day of Remembrance will be marked in Dublin city, during a ceremony of remembrance and celebration, at the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen’s Green. All are welcome.