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.
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?