Dublin's Trans Healthcare March in Pictures

Hundreds of people marched to Leinster House at the weekend to petition the government for better access to healthcare for trans people.

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Image: Teni Tweets

RTÉ News (which traditionally issues conservative estimations of crowd sizes) reports that approximately 200 people marched on Leinster House on Saturday, January 20, in response to the lack of transgender healthcare and legal recognition for non-binary and intersex individuals.

“We’re basically looking for improved trans healthcare, improved waiting lists, informed consent, no psychiatric diagnosis- we are not a diagnosis,” Noah Halpin, committee member of ITB’s Colours Soc, who organised the protest, told GCN ahead of the march. 

Organisers called for the HSE to adopt the ‘informed consent’ model, in which, following appropriate advisement about the treatment in question, the ultimate decision regarding treatment choice rests with the patient alone.

Here’s a selection of some the best social media posts about the march, by the people who were there.

Some excellent punning going on amid the righteous anger:

Co-organiser Noah Halpin expressed his heartfelt thanks to those in attendance:

TENI Ireland lauded the turnout too:

Senator David Norris also turned out to call on the government to provide better healthcare to Ireland’s trans citizens.

Union of Students Ireland provided a snap of the crowd size:

People turned out from across the country for the march – like Cork’s Gender Rebels:

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