Tag Archive | Trans Issues

380 Health Professionals Attend First Trans Healthcare Conference

380 Health Professionals Attend First Trans Healthcare Conference

Yesterday, 380 healthcare professionals attended the first National Transgender Healthcare Conference in Carlow. This event was organised by the HSE in partnership with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). International and national experts, including Prof. Peggy Cohen-Kettenis and Prof. Donal O’Shea, spoke about their experiences treating trans people and the need for evidence-based health services for trans people in Ireland. Trans […]

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

Yesterday, the Committee Stage debate on Gender Recognition Bill 2014 began in Seanad Éireann. During the debate, Senators from across the house joined in proposing amendments which broadly focused on the areas of review processes, child protection, and the pathologisation of trans identities. 

Despite Rise in Positive Visibility, Trans People Still Face High Levels of Violence

Despite Rise in Positive Visibility, Trans People Still Face High Levels of Violence

Today (20th November) is Trans Day of Remembrance. This is an international day of commemoration that memoralises the lives lost in the course of the year due to transphobia and it also raises awareness of the violence trans people can face simply because they are trans. The Trans Day of Remembrance began in 1998 in the United States […]

Boxing Promoter Kelley Maloney Comes Out as Transgender

Boxing Promoter Kelley Maloney Comes Out as Transgender

The former manager and promoter of boxing legend, Lennox Lewis, has revealed that she has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery, and is now living as a woman. Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, surprised many boxing fans by revealing that she had “always known [she] was a woman” but that she couldn’t “keep living […]

Positive Trans Visibility Matters at GAZE Film Festival

Positive Trans Visibility Matters at GAZE Film Festival

  Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) are hosting a special free event that is taking place as part of this year’s GAZE film festival. The screening of My Transgender Journey will take place on Friday, August 1 at 2.45pm in the Red Room, at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield. This will be followed by a […]

Comment: Transphobia And The Need For A United LGBT Community

Comment: Transphobia And The Need For A United LGBT Community

EILE’s Rob Buchanan takes a look at transphobia and discrimination in light of TENI’s report launch earlier this week Ireland is making international headlines over our unacceptable slowness in adopting transphobic hate crime legislation.

TENI Launch New Report Documenting Hate Crimes Against Trans People

TENI Launch New Report Documenting Hate Crimes Against Trans People

TENI launched the STAD: Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report yesterday at the University of Limerick,  launched formally by Tom Lodge, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Limerick. The STAD report documents hate crimes against transgender people in Ireland and is the first report of its […]

TENI Publish New Media Style Guidelines

TENI Publish New Media Style Guidelines

Transgender Equality Network Ireland have published new media style guidelines to help promote positive and respectful reporting on transgender people and on trans* related issues in Ireland. Stories involving trans* people have often been sensationalised by the media, which contributes to negative stereotypes about the trans* community. In TENI’s 2013 report, Speaking from the Margins: Trans […]

Transgender Community Unhappy With New Sit-Com Trans* Character On RTÉ

Transgender Community Unhappy With New Sit-Com Trans* Character On RTÉ

The trans* community in Ireland has criticised  a new sitcom’s portrayal of a transgender character, who is subjected to ridicule in the first episode. The new programme, produced by WAKA Productions in association with Baby Cow Productions, airs on RTÉ Television, and is called The Centre.  It features a character named Nuala, who is meant to be a 40 year-old “pre-op transsexual” working […]

New Report Documents Discrimination Faced by Transgender People in Europe

New Report Documents Discrimination Faced by Transgender People in Europe

Amnesty International launched a groundbreaking report, titled The state decides who I am: lack of legal recognition for transgender people in Europe, which documents human rights violations experienced by transgender people when they wish to change their legal gender. In highlighting these requirements, including psychiatric diagnosis, medical procedures and divorce, it underscores the plight of transgender people who are […]