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TENI:  ‘Unhelpful and inflammatory’ Vatican guidance on gender identity

TENI: ‘Unhelpful and inflammatory’ Vatican guidance on gender identity

The publication of the Vatican’s new guidance for schools on gender identity “ignores the real and legitimate experiences of young trans people and their families”, said Chair of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Sara R. Phillips. Speaking following the release of the new guidance for schools, Male and Female, He created them: Towards a Path of […]

‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána, when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in Gardaí as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar […]

TENI & Pavee Point launch gender identity resource for Traveller community

TENI & Pavee Point launch gender identity resource for Traveller community

A resource for Travellers that will raise awareness about transgender people was launched by TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) and Pavee Point yesterday, 6th September 2018. “We know trans Travellers exist and through our work we want to ensure positive visibility and inclusivity in the Traveller rights’ movement going forward,” said Aoife Mallon, Pavee Point […]

New radio documentary explores the experiences of seven Irish transgender people, in their own words

New radio documentary explores the experiences of seven Irish transgender people, in their own words

A new radio documentary explores the experiences of seven Irish transgender people, in their own words. Area of concern are the problems that trans people face when dealing with the Health service in Ireland, which still uses a psychiatric/diagnostic model. The documentary, All Mine, explores the experiences of a diverse group of Irish transgender people, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]