European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Declaration to support the 'Rally for Recognition: Identity, NOT Disorder'

On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, the delegates of the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference supported the Rally for Recognition: Identity, NOT Disorder, taking place outside the Irish Parliament.

On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, we the participants of the ILGA Europe 16th Council support the Rally for Recognition: Identity, NOT Disorder, taking place outside the Irish Parliament today.

This is the first public protest for transgender rights in Ireland and marks the 5th anniversary of the Irish High Court ruling in the Foy case, that found Ireland in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights in not recognising the changed gender of transgender people. Trans* people are still not legally recognised by the Irish State.

We call on the Irish Government to immediately introduce inclusive and respectful gender recognition legislation that will not enshrine the pathologisation of trans* identities into Irish law.

Dublin, 20 October 2012