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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Trans

Last year
Opinion: Reflecting on 2022, the LGBT+ community is hopeful of progress in the year ahead
Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation (NXF) takes stock of what 2022 meant for the LGBT+ community, and what the focus should be in 2023.
# New Rules
Varadkar urges IRFU to 'listen to the voices of those affected' by new trans ban
The IRFU announced its new position yesterday.
# transgender
Explainer: How will the changes to UK Gender Identity Services impact on Ireland?
The HSE is aiming to establish a specialist service in Ireland.
Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.
# Liveline
RTÉ invited to appear before Oireachtas committee over Liveline coverage
The broadcaster earlier said it was “disappointed” Dublin Pride had decided to end their media partnership over the coverage.
# transgender
Dublin Pride terminates media partnership with RTÉ over Liveline coverage
Dublin Pride said the discussions on Liveline about transgender people were “unacceptable”.
# jamie wallis
Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'
MP Jamie Wallis has opened up about his transgender experience in a tell-all interview.
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# Trans
Taoiseach admits Government needs to 'work harder' to increase supports for transgender teens
“I think we should consult young trans people to hear their views,” the Taoiseach said.
# gender recognition
People will be able to self-identify as male or female in Scotland's census next year
National Records of Scotland, who are responsible for the census, said people do not need a gender-recognition certificate to identify as a different gender from the one registered at birth.
# Waiting Lists
'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.
# Healthcare
'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.
# Crumlin
Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.
# steering committee
Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK
The long-awaited report has been published by the HSE after a number of delays.
# oregon
US Supreme Court rejects appeal seeking to limit transgender students
Parents had wanted to prevent transgender students from using changing rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
# Health
Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.
# Transitioning
'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary
Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.
# Literature
John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article
‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.
# Health Committee
Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.
# gender recognition
Children would be able to get full gender recognition under new proposals
Minister Regina Doherty said she would consider the best way to implement the recommendations in the report.
Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash
Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character.
# Science
Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first recorded case
A combination of medicines and hormones was able to induce lactation, and the baby’s growth and feeding habits were all normal.
# transgender
Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January
The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.
# welcome to the world
This Irish trans woman came out to her sister and her reaction may make you cry
# gender recognition
'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'
Newly-elected Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield thinks a lot still needs to be done to help young trans people living in Ireland.
# gender recognition
113 trans people are now legally recognised in Ireland
The Gender Recognition Act became law six months ago.
# shirley temple bar
Declan Buckley on drag, equality and why sign language should be officially recognised
Both his parents are deaf.
# a different ireland
Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people
Not everyone agrees, with TENI saying the billboard has “upset and disappointed” many people.
# transformation
This trans guy documented his transition with an amazing selfie time-lapse video
He took 1,400 photos documenting the changes.
The LGBT community's quest for respectability in Ireland is leaving so many trans activists behind
Pride and LGBTQ movements are being ruined by a descent into conformity and a fear of all things political, argues Leighanna Rose Walsh.
# trans rights
"A historic moment" - Oireachtas signs off on gender recognition bill
Ireland today became the fourth country to pass a law of this kind.
# My Vanity Fair
Photos: Trans people are sharing Vanity Fair cover photos of themselves
The template was made to “show the world the myriad faces of the trans community”.
# barnard
A women-only college in the US will now accept transgender women
It will still exclude transgender men, or applicants born female but identifying as male.
# you know yourself
The Irish state will now accept trans people's own declaration of their gender
Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.
# Cover star
This guy could be the first ever Trans model on the cover of Men's Health thanks to Twitter
The world’s largest men’s magazine might have found their next cover star.
# strike a pose
Vogue has decided to feature its first transgender model
She’s in fashion.
Column: Why do I have to choose between my identity and my family?
My identity is very important to me. But my family is my life itself. I love them so much. I should not be asked to give up one for the other.
# recognition
'I want to live my life as who I am' - Ireland's trans community speak out in moving video
The proposed gender recognition legislation means the world to them but it will still exclude certain members of the community.
# age limit
Revised bill would allow people to legally change their gender at age 16 or 17
However, a court order will be required, as well as certification from a doctor that the applicant is mature enough.
# transgender
Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley
Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.
# Coming Out
Fear of rejection still biggest barrier to coming out for trans community
Over 2,500 people a year call the Gay Switchboard Dublin support line, which has said many LGBT people living in rural Ireland face isolation from the community.