Tag Archive | Transgender Equality Network Ireland

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 […]

TENI: Programme of Training for Healthcare Professionals on Transgender Care

TENI: Programme of Training for Healthcare Professionals on Transgender Care

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is today hosting the inaugural Gender Identity Skills Training (GIST) at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny in collaboration with the HSE. More than 40 health care professionals from across all regions of the HSE will hear from nationally and internationally renowned clinical practitioners on best practice in the provision of healthcare to […]

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 […]

TENI: Anniversary of the Commencement of the Gender Recognition Act

TENI: Anniversary of the Commencement of the Gender Recognition Act

Yesterday, 8th September, marked the first anniversary of the commencement of the Gender Recognition Act. According to the Department of Social Protection, 165 people have been legally recognised in the past year.  “The passage of the Gender Recognition Act was a momentous event in the history of trans rights in Ireland. Today we celebrate how far […]

HSE to Host First National Transgender Healthcare Conference‏

HSE to Host First National Transgender Healthcare Conference‏

Today (Thursday 3rd December), the HSE will host the first National Transgender Healthcare Conference, from 10am until 3pm, in Carlow. This event is organised by the HSE, in partnership with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). Over 350 healthcare professionals are registered to attend the conference. “Transgender people are part of Irish society and it is essential that our services address […]

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 […]