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Poll: Should the age of transgender recognition be lowered?
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Poll: Should the age of transgender recognition be lowered?

Feb 24th 2014, 9:51 AM 11,500 Views 80 Comments

It is currently proposed that transgender people can register their new identity at 18 but this may be lowered to 16. Do you agree?

In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland
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In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 17,903 Views 141 Comments

Sine a request for your stories last week, we have been inundated with correspondence. Here is just a selection of your experiences.

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland
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'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland

Feb 8th 2014, 10:30 AM 16,746 Views 87 Comments

One parent of a transgender child also spoke of the difficulties faced with schools.

What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?
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What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?

Feb 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 20,513 Views 83 Comments

“Immigration officials laughed at us.”

‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’
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‘I want to be recognised as who I bloody well am’

Feb 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 10,357 Views 119 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment

Column: Lowering the legal age for gender recognition is vital
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Column: Lowering the legal age for gender recognition is vital

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 107 Views 112 Comments

Reducing the gender recognition age requirement from 18 to 16 will improve the lives of many young trans and intersex people across Ireland, writes Louise Hannon.

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers
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Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Jan 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,198 Views 16 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

Transgender woman awarded €5k after AIB did not recognise her new name
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Transgender woman awarded €5k after AIB did not recognise her new name

Jan 17th 2014, 10:35 AM 18,420 Views 113 Comments

The Equality Tribunal ruled that she had been discriminated against by Allied Irish Bank.

Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable
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Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable

Oct 24th 2013, 1:04 PM 69 Views 102 Comments

As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.

Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community
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Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community

Oct 11th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,750 Views 48 Comments

Over 2,500 people a year call the Gay Switchboard Dublin support line, which has said many LGBT people living in rural Ireland face isolation from the community.

10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day
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10 moving coming out moments to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Oct 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,078 Views 95 Comments

It’s today!

Column: Now she has identified her true gender, will the world accept Chelsea Manning?
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Column: Now she has identified her true gender, will the world accept Chelsea Manning?

Aug 25th 2013, 8:30 AM 61 Views 90 Comments

The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning has identified herself as female. How the world reacts now to Chelsea Manning, particularly online, will be interesting, writes Louise Hannon.

Teen murdered by mob at Jamaican party for being transgender
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Teen murdered by mob at Jamaican party for being transgender

Aug 11th 2013, 12:14 PM 25,194 Views 116 Comments

The murder happened when Dwayne Jones, 16, showed up at a street party dressed as a woman.

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill
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Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill

Jul 17th 2013, 7:47 PM 6,939 Views 65 Comments

The bill will provide for State recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people over 18 who are not married or in a civil partnership.

Column: Every love story deserves a 'happily ever after'
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Column: Every love story deserves a 'happily ever after'

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:00 PM 41 Views 29 Comments

Ultimately, the love and commitment that same sex couples bring to marriage can only serve to strengthen the institution, writes Kirsten Fjoser.

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish
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Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

Mar 27th 2013, 8:25 AM 6,204 Views 67 Comments

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'
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Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'

Mar 1st 2013, 4:38 PM 12,170 Views 83 Comments

This is due to the Government’s failure to meet its own deadline for publishing legislation to end discrimination against LGBT staff, Senator Averil Power has said.

Buttimer: Health professionals must be trained in transgender issues
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Buttimer: Health professionals must be trained in transgender issues

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:45 PM 5,640 Views 48 Comments

The TD made the comment while speaking at a groundbreaking Transgender Healthcare Seminar today.

€24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union
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€24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union

Jan 22nd 2013, 1:43 PM 15,608 Views 21 Comments

GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality network, has welcomed the news.

Europeans say ethnicity and sexual orientation main reasons for discrimination - survey
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Europeans say ethnicity and sexual orientation main reasons for discrimination - survey

Nov 23rd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,820 Views 19 Comments

The latest Eurobarometer shows attitudes towards women and disabled people are getting better – and also examines perceptions of transgender persons for the first time.

Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting
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Rights group welcomes Shatter's comments on gay marriage and parenting

Nov 21st 2012, 1:08 PM 4,695 Views 75 Comments

The Justice Minister said he was “acutely aware” of the need to reform family law in Ireland to ensure equality for gay and lesbian parents.

Ireland will work to make transgender rights an international issue - Gilmore
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Ireland will work to make transgender rights an international issue - Gilmore

Oct 21st 2012, 2:44 PM 3,881 Views 31 Comments

The Tánaiste tells a European forum in Dublin that it will use its chairmanship of the OSCE to highlight trans issues.

The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars
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The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars

Oct 20th 2012, 8:14 PM 21,762 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

GALLERY: Ireland's first ever public rally for transgender rights
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GALLERY: Ireland's first ever public rally for transgender rights

Oct 20th 2012, 6:55 PM 11,331 Views 37 Comments

The ‘Rally for Recognition’ coincides with a European congress taking place in Dublin this week.

Ireland's first ever public transgender rally to take place today
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Ireland's first ever public transgender rally to take place today

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,208 Views 74 Comments

Up to 300 people are expected to gather outside Leinster House this afternoon.

Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers
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Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers

Oct 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,471 Views 7 Comments

Which Irish county has the fewest same-sex civil partners? And how many times could Facebook fill Croke Park?

Almost four-fifths of transgender people have considered suicide – survey
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Almost four-fifths of transgender people have considered suicide – survey

Oct 4th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,097 Views 40 Comments

A survey commissioned by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland reveals significant mental health concerns.

Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition
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Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition

Sep 7th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,272 Views 26 Comments

Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.

Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender
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Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender

Aug 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,832 Views 141 Comments

Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.

Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival
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Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:57 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

The festival’s promotional video shows the history of debate over LGBT rights in Ireland through the years.

Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
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Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?

Jul 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 117 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers
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LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers

Jun 27th 2012, 5:16 PM 5,442 Views 29 Comments

GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 10th 2012, 11:00 AM 40 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'
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Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'

May 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 16 Views 54 Comments

The Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said publicly for the first time this week that he is gay. Writing for TheJournal.ie, he explains the reasons behind his decision to come out…

Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants from 2013
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Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants from 2013

Apr 10th 2012, 10:16 PM 7,878 Views 22 Comments

The contest will allow transgender women from next year, following the outcry when a Canadian entrant was kicked out.

Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership
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Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership

Mar 31st 2012, 8:00 AM 5,894 Views 27 Comments

Transgender people can currently only enter same-sex civil partnerships if their new gender was registered in another country.