"'I am very conscious that this legislation is not a given . . . That’s why it’s so important that when we bring forward this proposal it’s clear, it’s watertight and we have the research to back it up.'"
Many see including "gender identity" in a ban on conversion therapy as a Trojan Horse to prevent health professionals from doing their job of counselling young people. Is "affirmation" of young people leading to hormones and surgery the real "conversion therapy"?
The cognitive dissonance between those condemning men's violence to women who also insist that women accept men who "identify" as women has been laid bare this week. One woman gives her views.
TENI receives more than four times as much Government funding per head of population than Stonewall receives from the UK government. Despite this TENI is late in filing its audited accounts for the third year in a row.
Why should women and girls be expected to have fully intact males, who claim to have an undefinable "gender identity", in our private spaces?
Excerpts and photos from Radicailin's campaign launch #SaveOurSpaces over the Government's commitment to amend the gender ground in our equality legislation and include "gender identity" which puts at risk the right of women and girls to single sex spaces.
Allowing activist groups to formulate public policy based on gender identity ideology is inappropriate while risking harm to children is surely no part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Statistics based on self-identified gender identity rather than sex are misleading and unreliable. By contrast a survey based on sex by the Red C polling company for the new grassroots women's group The Countess deserves far greater coverage by the media.
Why are politicians proposing a ban on conversion therapy which includes "gender identity?" Who stands to benefit if health professionals find themselves obliged to "affirm" a child's claimed gender identity and at what cost to children's lifelong health and happiness?
Protecting men with a female "gender identity" from discrimination in our equality legislation risks the protection afforded to women and girls currently allowed on the "gender ground", which is defined as male or female
"Gender recognition" for children "of any age" was rejected by the Government just two years ago but reappeared in the Programme for Government last year. Who has been seeking this and why?
Objectives "..included involving young people in the delivery of 'parental training', educating parents about the 'intersectionality of LGBTI+ and autism'..." Funded under LGBTI+ capacity building initiative by Tusla & Dept of Children and Youth Affairs
If the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth can't answer the question as to what evidence there is of "conversion therapy" taking place here, why do we need legislation to ban it?