UCC LGBTQ Soc’s Transgender Healthcare Conference is taking place on Friday 20th November, over Zoom, and will be collaborating with a number of other societies, to provide students and staff with information on transgender healthcare in Ireland.
The conference will start with a number of medical professionals covering the basics of healthcare for transgender people, particularly focused on those who decide to transition, exploring topics such as hormones, surgeries, and referrals.
There will then be the opportunity to hear the stories of trans people who have transitioned, while living in Ireland, which will be followed by a safe space for trans people to discuss their own experiences.
It will also cover the politics and legislation behind accessing healthcare in this country, with an address from TD Mary Butler, a minister of state in the department of health, followed by a panel discussing the possibilities of political change.
There will also be an opportunity to make art in support of greater access to healthcare for trans people in Ireland, and a workshop to guide attendees through the process of emailing TDs and Senators.
To honour Trans Day of Remembrance, the event will close out with a vigil, for those trans people lost this year, both globally and in Ireland.
The conference will hopefully help raise awareness of the healthcare system currently in place for transgender people in this country.
[via Cork Gay Project]