Shocking levels of suicide attempt rates amongst the trans community in Ireland revealed by new survey carried out by TENI. 78% of respondents had considered suicide, and 40% of these had attempted to take their own live at least once.
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A group of civil society organisations are today calling on politicians to consider the human rights of transgender and intersex people as the Oireachtas Committee debates the Gender Recognition Bill this week.
I was going through the responses to the Gender Recognition Bill and you know what, TENI are on the money so I’ll just reprint their press release, just text formatted for Gaelick
Through things like Pride (and college LGBT societies, and Gloria, the Emerald Warriors etc etc), do we LGBTQ people purposefully segregate ourselves from the rest of society?
I have a proposal for you to avoid the embarrassment of lackluster gift giving. For €20.13 you get a TENI t-shirt (which is pretty styling even by itself), a years membership to TENI and a trans* activist wrist band (just like all the cool kids wear!)
Trans men and women must be sick and tired of sexual health information that doesn’t touch on what is important to them. In an effort to educate both sexual health workers and health care professionals LGBT Diversity are having a Trans Sexual Health Seminar on December 4th in Kilkenny.
I’m not certain why Meteor decided to choose to mock marginalised groups of people? This might be the point where you tell me that I can’t take an innocent joke. If that’s the case, then this is the point where I tell you that I am entirely capable of taking a joke, as long as it’s funny. This isn’t funny.
Last Monday, October 1st, Transgender Equality Network Ireland held a Trans* Health Forum in Dublin. Within the cavernous hall of the Dublin Civic Offices, trans* people, their friends, partners and allies were all called upon to help improve the situation of great disadvantage which faces trans* people in Ireland today.
Those fabulous folks in the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) have negotiated with the nearly as wonderful gang in Dublin City FM to include a once a month segment on G-Talk specifically relating to the Trans community.
Finally, the HSE seem to believe that there are trans people in Ireland. People who will probably need their services at some stage in their lives. So, in 2013 TENI will work in partnership with the HSE to “develop trans health initiatives and progress the HSE treatment pathway for trans people”.
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has established an internet video channel so you an view all of the speaches and most of the craic (karaoke blushes are saved), from the recent 4th European Transgender Council conference.
Delegates of a trans* human rights conference protested during Minister Joan Burton’s keynote speech this morning. The protesters expressed anger and frustration at the ongoing delay hindering the introduction of Gender Recognition Legislation in Ireland. For the past five years, Ireland has been in breach of its human rights obligations regarding gender recognition
The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, will open the 4th European Transgender Council at Dublin City University this morning. More than 200 human rights activists have travelled from across Europe and Turkey to meet in Dublin for the three-day conference. Other keynote speakers will be Michael Farrell, senior solicitor at FLAC, and Senator Katherine Zappone.
LGBT Noise invite you to Rally for Recognition at the 4th European Transgender Council! Come along this Friday, 7th September at 7pm in Dublin City University campus.
This week Dublin will welcome over 250 trans* activists from all over the world to the 4th European Transgender Conference. Hosted by TENI, the conference held by TGEU who also have their annual council as part of the weekend. The theme for the conference is “Trans Rights Now! Realising Recognition, Respect and Equality” – a theme the Irish government should examine closely
I know you all love a good table quiz, so why not head along to one this week for a great cause! If you’re around on Thursday night and have a spare tenner, stroll down to Pantibar at 7pm. You know you want to!
We bring you another installment of our regular brew, with headlines from the past few days. What do you think? More importantly, what’ve we missed?