LGBT



Legal gender recognition 'good practices' identified in Dentons report

The requirement for parental consent in order for minors to change their legal gender can be "restrictive and problematic", according to a report prepared by Dentons.

Published 4 December 2019

Gender recognition process to be simplified for teenagers

The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government.

Published 2 December 2019

Eversheds Sutherland partner recognised for championing diversity and inclusion

Eversheds Sutherland partner Aisling Gannon has been named a 2019 LGBT+ Ally Role Model by OUTstanding in recognition of her work on the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Published 30 October 2019

England: Trans man who gave birth to child must be recorded as 'mother'

A transgender man who gave birth to a child has lost a legal bid to be named as a father on the child's birth certificate.

Published 26 September 2019

Asylum seeker was rejected because he didn't have 'gay demeanour'

A man seeking asylum in the UK from a country where homosexuality is illegal was rejected by an immigration judge because he did not have a gay "demeanour", a barrister has said.

Published 22 August 2019

Legal battle over 'gay cake' to go to European Court of Human Rights

The high-profile legal battle over a Belfast bakery's refusal to bake a cake with a message in support of same-sex marriage will continue at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers have announced.

Published 15 August 2019

Former garda was dismissed in 1980s for alleged homosexual activity

A former garda who was dismissed in 1982 has received formal acknowledgement that he was sacked because of his "alleged homosexual activity".

Published 9 August 2019

Pinsent Masons recognised as a top global employer by LGBT charity Stonewall

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been recognised as one of the best multinational employers for LGBT+ staff in Stonewall's 2019 Top Global Employers index.

Published 19 July 2019

Human rights activist Ellen Murray to deliver Amnesty Belfast Pride lecture

Human rights activist Ellen Murray will deliver Amnesty International's annual Belfast Pride lecture this year on the theme of transgender rights.

Published 15 July 2019

Human rights commission secures financial settlement for trans woman in pensions dispute

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has settled a case against the Department for Communities to back-pay state pension entitlements to a transgender woman.

Published 9 July 2019

Lawyers invited to march at Dublin Pride

Lawyers have been invited to march with a new LGBT+ network for lawyers at Dublin Pride this month.

Published 11 June 2019

#InPictures: Prosecution service staff receive training on transphobic hate crimes

Staff at the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) have received training to help improve their awareness and understanding of hate crimes motivated by transphobia.

Published 17 April 2019

Linklaters becomes first Magic Circle firm to pay for staff's gender reassignment surgery

Linklaters has become the first Magic Circle firm to offer gender reassignment surgery to staff on its private medical insurance scheme.

Published 28 March 2019

Trans woman asked to leave Dublin bar wins out-of-court settlement

A transgender woman who was asked to leave a Dublin bar last year has won an out-of-court settlement and a public apology.

Published 19 March 2019

Law Society launches gender and equality task force

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society and the solicitors’ profession.

Published 5 March 2019