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Almost four-fifths of transgender people have considered suicide – survey
A survey commissioned by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland reveals significant mental health concerns.
Joan Burton commits to examining gender recognition
Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.
Column: ‘A little girl in rural Ireland’ – My experience growing up transgender
Stacey gives a personal account of life as a transgender person in a small Irish town.
Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival
The festival’s promotional video shows the history of debate over LGBT rights in Ireland through the years.
Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.
LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers
GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'
The Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said publicly for the first time this week that he is gay. Writing for, he explains the reasons behind his decision to come out…
Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants from 2013
The contest will allow transgender women from next year, following the outcry when a Canadian entrant was kicked out.
Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership
Transgender people can currently only enter same-sex civil partnerships if their new gender was registered in another country.
Explainer: Gender Identity issues
This week, a controversial advert was pulled from many Irish television stations after complaints it was “deeply transphobic”. Here, we take a closure look at the issue of gender identity.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your nightly news round-up…
Controversial Paddy Power Ladies' Day ad pulled
Having earlier given the ad its approval for airing, Clearcast yesterday apologised for any offence and said the ad should “no longer run” in its current format.
Boy, 5, lives as girl in one of youngest cases of Gender Identity Disorder
Zach Avery behaved like a normal three-year-old boy until one day he decided he wanted to be a girl, according to reports.
Call for 'transphobic' Paddy Power advert to be withdrawn
The Transgender Equality Network Ireland has called the advert “deeply hurtful” – but Paddy Power says it was intended to be “a bit of mild mannered fun”.
Column: ‘I know I’m a woman, and my gender should be recognised’
Transgender woman Louise Hannon describes how the trans community still face humiliating hurdles – and argues proposed new laws must be changed.
European transgender forum to meet in Ireland
The Transgender Equality Network Ireland hopes by hosting the Council, trans visibility in Ireland will be increased.
UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign
International conference hears that BeLonG To group’s work will be written into the UN toolkit as an example of how to tackle homophobic bullying of young people.
Australia adds third gender to passports
Australian passports will now offer a third option to transgender people.
Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes
A gay man and a transgender woman have tied the knot in Cuba in a first-of-its kind wedding for the country.
Transgender people will be forced to divorce to achieve recognition
The Transgender Equality Network says recommendations for new legislation will force people who are married to make a choice between gender recognition and their relationship.
Thailand's transgender population say ID cards confuse at polls
Members of the Trans-Female Association of Thailand are calling for their government to recognise transsexual, transgender and homosexual people.
Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube
Group behind StandUp! campaign now speaking to Government on commitment to targeting bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender young people.
Column: "I was let down by those I trusted and had faith in"
Last week, Louise Hannon became the first transgender person to have their case for discrimination recognised by the Equality Authority when she was awarded €35,000. Here she explains her reasons for taking the case.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: HSE apologises over misdiagnosed miscarriages; Houghton and Whelan are out of RTÉ soccer show; and Vladimir Putin shows off his latest hobby.
Transgender worker awarded €35,000 over workplace discrimination
Louise Hannon waived her anonymity to publicise the case.
The Sun's transgender quiz criticised as "offensive" and unacceptable
Transgender rights campaigners criticise online quiz that invites readers to vote on whether pics are of “ladies or laddies”.