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# Trans

This year
Inside Ireland's culture war on gender: Why there's more debate on trans issues than ever before
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The Journal looks at why anti-trans narratives have landed in Ireland despite overwhelming acceptance of trans men and women by Irish people.
Not sure why you are hearing so much about trans issues right now? We have traced where the debates - and misinformation - have come from.
The investigation finds tropes - about cats and bathrooms - have found their way into Irish conversations, both online and in real life.
Meanwhile, many people are still catching up with the terminology around gender and the issues affecting transgender people, writes Stevie McDermott.
Analysis: 'Terrifying' LGBTQ+ event in Tralee aims to drag us back to the past
Aoife Gallagher charts the rise of anger and misinformation around a lighthearted LGBTQ+ family storytime event in Tralee recently.
Eoghan Cleary: My teenage students understand the difference between gender and sex
The teacher says his students are well able to wrap their heads around gender identity issues.
Analysis: Don't fall for the 'groomer' slur - it's an old trick used to stir hatred of LGBTQ+ people
Aoife Gallagher and Tim Squirrell of ISD look at the worrying rise of misinformation and dangerous narratives around people in the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
Varadkar urges IRFU to 'listen to the voices of those affected' by new trans ban
The IRFU announced its new position yesterday.
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.
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.
Dublin Pride terminates media partnership with RTÉ over Liveline coverage
Dublin Pride said the discussions on Liveline about transgender people were “unacceptable”.
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.
All time
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Irish trans woman came out to her sister and her reaction may make you cry
'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.
113 trans people are now legally recognised in Ireland
The Gender Recognition Act became law six months ago.
Declan Buckley on drag, equality and why sign language should be officially recognised
Both his parents are deaf.
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.
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.
"A historic moment" - Oireachtas signs off on gender recognition bill
Ireland today became the fourth country to pass a law of this kind.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.