Ireland currently lacks any legislation to criminalise bias- or hate-motivated crime. This morning, following anti-Roma mobs assembling in Waterford at the weekend, junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin announced plans to introduce hate crime laws in Ireland for the first time.
Yesterday afternoon, 8,000 supporters of marriage equality attended last March for Marriage in Dublin before the marriage referendum in spring 2015
The Equality Authority yesterday published its report on the Gender Recognition Bill. TENI’s chief executive urged Ireland to be the “first country in Europe to introduce legislation that truly respects the rights and privacy of transgender people.”
The documentary will focus on three people – Sam, Louise and Kay – and give a close-up account of their trans* experience and both challenges and joys that have faced them. It looks as though the documentary has very much allowed the individuals taking part to lead the way on how to tell their stories, and the documentary has been strongly welcomed by TENI:
Trans* Education and Advocacy have organised a protest this evening outside RTE at 7:30pm to show their displeasure towards the broadcaters new comedy show “The Centre”
Dundalk Outcomers in association with TENI are hosting a conference to discuss Transgender Health in the Fairways Hotel Dundalk on Friday 28 February 2014. 10.30am-2pm.
The Equality Tribunal has awarded a transgender woman €5,000 compensation having ruled she had been discriminated against by her bank.
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.
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.