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# Gender Identity

This year
Teacher: My teenage students understand the difference between gender and sex
Eoghan Cleary says his students are well able to wrap their heads around gender identity issues.
# agsi conference
Garda management withdraw gender identity directive pending more training
The move follows an intervention by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.
President says schools should teach ‘sexuality in fullest sense’
Earlier this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it ‘makes sense’ to teach kids about transgender people.
Last year
# Gender Identity
Government 'open' to including non-binary option in the next census form
The Tánaiste said it is ‘definitely something the government is open to’.
All time
# 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.
# transgender
A question on gender identity won't be in Census 2022 - but may be in future ones
British citizens will be asked about their gender identity for the first time, the country’s national statistician said on Friday.
# Gender Identity
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.
# Gender Identity
JK Rowling criticised for tweets about transgender people
On Twitter, Rowling mocked the use of the term ‘people who menstruate’.
# transgender
Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity
People can also make the decision from the age of 15.
# bathroom guidelines
Trump overturns Obama's school protections for transgender students
Schools will now decide whether students should use restrooms based on their gender identity.
# Gender Identity
The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms
“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.
What age did I know I was transgender? That depends what you mean by 'know'
I spent my teenage years and young adulthood feeling different in a way I couldn’t put my finger on. I was constantly at war with myself.
# Gender Identity
Facebook now has 70 options under gender for Irish users
The new definitions include hermaphrodite and gender fluid.
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.
Opinion: I’m not a freak. I’m just an ordinary, decent transvestite.
Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.
# Finland
'I will stay married': Transsexual woman defiant after court ruling
The European Court of Human Rights said her human rights had not been violated.
# Gender Identity
Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law
In Ireland no procedures currently exist to allow people to change their gender.
Column: Lowering the legal age for gender recognition is vital
Reducing the gender recognition age requirement from 18 to 16 will improve the lives of many young trans and intersex people across Ireland, writes Louise Hannon.
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.
Column: We can be the healthy masculinity we wish to see
The “rules” and maschismo that so many boys learn early in life has created a stifling idea of what it means to be a man. But we don’t need to be bound by these narrow ideas, writes Carlos Andrés Gómez.
Column: Ireland needs to re-examine the legal gender of intersex children
The law on birth registration in Germany is to be amended to permit ‘indeterminate’ to be recorded as the gender of a child born with an intersex condition. Irish authorites should take note of this welcome development.
Column: Now she has identified her true gender, will the world accept Chelsea Manning?
The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning has identified herself as female. How the world reacts now to Chelsea Manning, particularly online, will be interesting, writes Louise Hannon.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Your essential round-up of all the day’s main news and the bits and bobs that you may have missed.