Tag Archive | trans rights
Supreme Court Removes Medical and Judicial Criteria to Change Legal Gender Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the government can no longer require transgender people who want their name and gender marker on identification documents changed to undergo medical procedures or subject their decisions to judicial review.
The trans rights organisation from the Czech Republic points out a number of problematic issues with the Czech edition of the National Geographic’s Special Issue “Gender Revolution”. Including, but not limited to, the incorrect translation and definitions of terminology, the omission of articles which could have supported and raised trans awareness in the country, and […]
A coalition of California civil rights and LGBT organizations announced recently that supporters of a proposed anti-transgender ballot initiative had admitted that they have failed to submit the signatures necessary to qualify it for the November, 2016 ballot. “Privacy for All”, the group behind the failed measure, needed to submit 365,880 valid signatures to the California Secretary of State’s […]
The European Parliament has chosen Dr Lydia Foy for the European Citizen’s Award 2015, which will be presented to her in Brussels next month. Dr Foy has been fighting since 1993 for a birth certificate to reflect her true gender from the Irish Government, and has won the award for promoting better understanding and integration […]
Trans people in Ireland can now apply to be legally recognised in their true gender.
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.
Following Wednesday’s Seanad debate on the Gender Recognition Bill 2014, TENI’s Chief Executive, Broden Giambrone, explained that while “we are one step closer” to better trans rights in Ireland, there are still serious issues with the legislation as it is currently stands. “Unfortunately, many members of our community are still excluded in this legislation”, Giambrone […]
A transgender woman was dressed by her family as a man for her funeral, which has prompted strong criticism of the family for erasing the woman’s identity. Jennifer Gable, originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, died of a brain aneurism in October at the age of 32. Despite legally changing her name to Jennifer in 2007, […]
Rob Buchanan considers the implications of Dr Lydia Foy’s recent victory, and the upcoming new gender recognition legislation, for both transgender people and the Irish community as a whole. Dr Lydia Foy has fought tirelessly at the vanguard of transgender recognition in Ireland for 21 years. She has finally reached a settlement on her action […]
Alan Lambert gives us a rundown on InterTech Ireland’s inaugural event: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business InterTech Ireland is a new LGBT professional network, set up by Tomas Sator (Google) and Jan Hofmann (Facebook) in July 2014. The network, whose members include AirBnB, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, encourages diversity and inclusion in the […]