Trans Equality Together is a coalition working to create an Ireland where trans and non-binary people are equal, safe and valued. The objectives of the coalition are to:
Why do we need Trans Equality Together?
Trans Equality Together is working to create an Ireland where trans people are equal, safe and valued. We want to promote positive attitudes towards trans people.
Legal and civil protections for trans people have increased in recent decades. Internationally, trans people are becoming better represented in the media. There has been a visible shift to trans representation in all areas of society over the past decade.
However, visibility does not automatically lead to widespread social acceptance.
Despite improved visibility and better legal protections for trans people in recent years, internationally, attacks on trans people’s rights are increasing and are focused on hindering or repealing legal reforms on gender recognition; halting medical care; limiting civil protections; and decimating gender equality.
Trans people in Ireland are a tiny minority of the population whose voices are rarely heard. There are attacks pitching trans rights against women’s and children’s rights. There is no conflict between trans or women’s or children’s rights – they are all human rights.
Trans people have been marginalised, denied access to healthcare, and demonised in the press. The 2016 LGBT Ireland report  carried out by Trinity College Dublin found that:
Those attacking trans rights are spreading misinformation and villainising an extremely marginalised group – trans people are a tiny minority of the population.
We do not want to see divisive rhetoric and villainisation of trans people taking hold in Ireland.