Tag Archives: Transgender

This morning.

Via Sky Sports:

Hubbard will compete in the super-heavyweight category, her selection made possible by updated qualifying requirements.

The 43-year-old, who will be the oldest lifter at the Games, had competed in men’s weightlifting competitions – although not at international level – before transitioning nearly 10 years ago.

Olympics: Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Games (Sky Sports)



Last night.

John Gallen writes:

Should a woman who runs a waxing service for women be told she must handle male genitalia?

This is what the British Columbia Human Rights are now conducting 16 cases on, cases brought by Canada-born transgender Jessica Yaniv (top).

Niall Boylan, of Classic Hits had Jessica on the radio last night….

Jessica Yaniv

This afternoon.



This morning.

Department of Health, Baggot Street, Dublin

A sit-in by members of This Is Me, a “national grassroots campaign advocating for safe, accessible, best practice standards for care to be provided to transgender people “.

They are demanding a meeting with Minister for Health, Simon Harris which he “has promised the campaigners on multiple occasions over the past 13 months”.

They want the introduction of official provisions for transgender healthcare in line with World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care.

They say there are no surgeons in Ireland who will perform gender affirmation surgery and no mental health support provided after refusal.

Noah Halpin, founder of This Is Me said

“We have played political niceties for well over a year now, but there comes a time when patience wear thin. Simon Harris has agreed to meet with us on multiple occasions, through multiple channels and he has not yet followed through on this commitment. Trans specific healthcare in Ireland is at crisis point. And this is being largely ignored. People are dying because of this. We have viable solutions. ”

The campaigners have stated that they will continue their sit in at the Department of Health until they receive a “confirmed time, date and location of the promised meeting with Minister Harris” and will not voluntarily leave the building “until this official arrangement has been made”.

Thanks Buzz


Members of the transgender community and their supporters plan to protest outside RTÉ studios in Dublin on Tuesday evening over the broadcast of a pre-recorded interview with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan.

Transgender people to protest at RTÉ over ‘Prime Time’ interview with Graham Linehan (Irish Times)

Yesterday: Inclusion



A petition has been set up asking the national broadcaster to reconsider Mr Linehan’s inclusion. The Father Ted co-creator is one of a number of contributors set to feature in the report which will examine the “growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender”. Since 2015, transgender adults have been allowed to state gender identity without requiring reassignment treatment or assessment. Those applying are also able to change the gender on their birth certificates, driver’s licence and passport.


Opposition to Father Ted creator Graham Linehan being on TV transgender debate (Peter O’Dwyer, The Times Ireland)

Petition calls for TV writer Graham Linehan to be axed from ‘Prime Time’ transgender debate (Independent.ie)

RTE remove Graham Linehan piece from upcoming Prime Time show on transgender issues (Change.org)


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A video  highlighting the difficulties faced by members of the transgender community across Europe seeking gender recognition made for Transgender EU .

Bob Gallagher writes:

Proud to say the video was shot in Dublin with a talented mixture of Irish and international cast in front of the camera, and a very dedicated and brilliant crew behind it.

The video was made through an Irish production company called Invisible Thread, commissioned by TGEU in Berlin.

FIND OUT MORE: 34 Countries in Europe make this nightmare a reality (Transgender EU)

(Additional H/T: Jim Redmond)


Yesterday evening.

Members of  TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) and other civil society groups were in attendance yesterday to ensure “that trans voices are at the centre” of the Gender Recognition Bill which is being debated in the Seanad currently.

This legislation will legally recognise transgender people.

Previously: Trans Matters

Transgender Rights in Ireland (or Lack Thereof) (Charlotte Ryan, University Times)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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Broden from TENI writes:

TENI launched a video on legal gender recognition yesterday to correspond with the introduction of the Gender Recognition Bill into the Seanad. Trans people need to be at the centre of this debate, and trans voices need to be heard.

Positive visibility is at the core of what TENI does. We know that by telling our own stories we can change the hearts and minds of Irish society. We need legislation that reflects our lived realities.