Tag Archive | TENI

TENI: Gender Identity no longer ‘a disorder of the mind’ – new WHO classification

TENI: Gender Identity no longer ‘a disorder of the mind’ – new WHO classification

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has today welcomed the long-anticipated decision of the World Health Organization to delete references to gender identity disorder and related categories from its classification of mental and behavioural disorders. In the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases*, WHO has removed outdated references toTranssexualism, Dual Role Transvestism, and Gender […]

“Comprehensive training” needed for trans / gender variant children at primary level – TENI

“Comprehensive training” needed for trans / gender variant children at primary level – TENI

A new study has shed light on the significant challenges faced by parents and educators of trans or gender non-conforming children who require meaningful support at primary school level. The findings reveal an absence of clear national education directives and guidelines for supporting transgender and gender variant children in primary schools. Adequate training and resources […]

TENI: New helpline for families of trans and gender non-conforming people launched

TENI: New helpline for families of trans and gender non-conforming people launched

 A new volunteer-led listening and support service, for families of trans and gender non-conforming people in Ireland, is to be launched today, Friday 23 March 2018, at 11.30 am, at the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. The Gender Identity Family Support Line (01 9073707) is an initiative of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and LGBT Ireland. […]

TENI’s Sara Phillips for Grand Marshall of Dublin Pride Parade 2018

TENI’s Sara Phillips for Grand Marshall of Dublin Pride Parade 2018

Congratulations to Sara Phillips, Chair of TENI, who is to be the Grand Marshall of the Dublin Pride Parade 2018, where the theme this year is ‘We Are Family’. Sara has been with TENI since the beginning in 2006, was appointed Chair in 2012, and is now in her second term at this position.

Irish LGBT Dictionary ‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ launched at DCU, Dublin

Irish LGBT Dictionary ‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ launched at DCU, Dublin

‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ (the Queer Dictionary) has just been launched at DCU . On Wednesday 21 March, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh TD, launched the Irish dictionary, which is a collaboration between TENI, BeLonG To Youth Services, and Union of Students […]

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, will today launch new guidelines aimed at boosting the inclusion of trans and gender variant people in the workplace. The resource, Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees, was produced by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) with support from the […]

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 […]