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# transgender - Friday 12 June, 2020

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'

‘People out there will tell you being transgender is as simple as filling in a form. I can assure you that it is not,’ writes Aoife Martin.

# transgender - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

JK Rowling publishes new blog post after controversial comments about transgender women

The Harry Potter author wrote about aspects of her troubled past in a blog post.

# transgender - Sunday 7 June, 2020

JK Rowling criticised for tweets about transgender people

On Twitter, Rowling mocked the use of the term ‘people who menstruate’.

# transgender - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# transgender - Friday 20 December, 2019

JK Rowling voices support for woman sacked after transgender tweets

Maya Forstater lost her job after tweeting that she opposed proposals to reform the UK Gender Recognition Act.

# transgender - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'

Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.

# transgender - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI Bai

Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI

One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.

# transgender - Sunday 11 August, 2019

'It pens people in': The challenges of accessing transgender healthcare in Ireland

Transgender people speak of the challenges of transitioning in Ireland.

# transgender - Monday 10 June, 2019

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

# transgender - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Pentagon issues new limits on transgender troops

The latest action was swiftly condemned by Democrats and civil rights advocates.

# transgender - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Transgender in Ireland: What are the laws around changing your gender?

The government is considering proposals to allow children aged 16 and 17 to self-declare their gender.

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

# transgender - Monday 21 January, 2019

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the appearance of the Father Ted co-writer.

# transgender - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

# transgender - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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.

# transgender - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Five people charged with murder of transgender prostitute in Paris

Hundreds of sex workers and activists marched in Paris in memory of Vanesa Campos last week

# transgender - Thursday 5 July, 2018

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

# transgender - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Opinion: 'Under 16s should be able to access gender recognition with parental consent'

FLAC has also recommended that there should be recognition for intersex and non-binary gender identities, writes Eilis Barry.

# transgender - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland

Flac (Free Legal Advice Centres) has produced a comprehensive history of Foy’s right for justice in a report.

# transgender - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.

# transgender - Friday 16 February, 2018

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 - Monday 11 December, 2017

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.

# transgender - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner says she owes her Olympic gold medals to the 'little Caitlyn living in her'

The former decathlete won gold for the US at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

# transgender - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

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Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league

Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.

# transgender - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity

People can also make the decision from the age of 15.

# transgender - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Minister 'inspired' after meeting with young transgender and non-binary people

Doherty said she would review the position of non-binary and young trans people in the Gender Recognition Act.

# transgender - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# transgender - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military

Trump has said he did the Pentagon a “great favour” by banning transgender troops.

# transgender - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces

Donald Trump this week said that transgender people would not be able to serve in the US military.

# transgender - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops

The US president said yesterday that the military cannot be ‘burdened’ with the medical costs and ‘disruption’ involved.

# transgender - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

# transgender - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

# transgender - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It will show the government cherishes them as much as any other' - Seanad passes Gender Recognition Amendment Bill

The amendments allow people under 16 to receive gender recognition with parental consent.

# transgender - Friday 24 February, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me' Transgender Bathrooms This post contains videos

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'

Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.

# transgender - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I want to enlighten him': Trump inauguration singer speaks out against transgender policy

She joined a raft of other voices calling for Trump’s move to be rolled back.

Trump overturns Obama's school protections for transgender students

Schools will now decide whether students should use restrooms based on their gender identity.

# transgender - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering

This is contrary to reports this morning.

# transgender - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

# transgender - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

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