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#Gender Identity

# gender-identity - 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.

# gender-identity - Sunday 7 June, 2020

JK Rowling criticised for tweets about transgender people

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

# gender-identity - 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.

# gender-identity - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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 - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.

# gender-identity - Sunday 5 July, 2015

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 - Friday 1 May, 2015

Facebook now has 70 options under gender for Irish users

The new definitions include hermaphrodite and gender fluid.

# gender-identity - Sunday 8 February, 2015

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.

# gender-identity - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.

# gender-identity - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

'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 - Friday 13 June, 2014

Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law

In Ireland no procedures currently exist to allow people to change their gender.

# gender-identity - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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.

# gender-identity - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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.

# gender-identity - Friday 13 December, 2013

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.

# gender-identity - Friday 1 November, 2013

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.

# gender-identity - Sunday 25 August, 2013

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.

# gender-identity - Saturday 25 February, 2012

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