Tag Archive | Sara R. Phillips

Experiences of violence and harassment a concern for many Transgender people, new study finds

Experiences of violence and harassment a concern for many Transgender people, new study finds

A new study has found that many trans and gender variant people in Ireland frequently experience severe forms of bias and discrimination, including verbal abuse, harassment, and aggravated physical or sexual assault. The report entitled ‘STAD – Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report 2014-2016’, was conducted on behalf of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) by […]

President Higgins Celebrates 10 Years of TENI At Áras an Uachtaráin

President Higgins Celebrates 10 Years of TENI At Áras an Uachtaráin

Fifty members of the transgender community, and allied organisations, were welcomed by President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday, 23 November, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of TENI.  “TENI was founded in 2006 by a small group of trans people who wanted to change Irish society to be a better and more inclusive place […]

Gender Recognition Bill Completes Passage Through the Oireachtas

Gender Recognition Bill Completes Passage Through the Oireachtas

Today (Wednesday 15th July), the Gender Recognition Bill completed its passage through the Oireachtas. The Bill will now go to the President to be signed and will shortly become law. The legislation is expected to be enacted before the end of July and come into operation before the end of summer.  “This is a historic moment for […]

The need for a rethink of the Gender Recognition Bill?

The need for a rethink of the Gender Recognition Bill?

The sad case of Ohio transgender girl, Leelah Alcorn (17) has highlighted the need for a rethink in Ireland of the Gender Recognition Bill, in regard to 16 and 17 year-olds. Leelah was refused permission by her parents to transition on her 16th birthday, and wrote in her tumbler suicide note: “I feel like a girl […]