Did RTÉ’s transgender analysis get it wrong?

Last week’s Prime Time special on gender dysphoria caused a huge furore even before it was broadcast. RTÉ says it made sure to respect all sides of the debate, but many have questioned its treatment of such a sensitive subject

27th January, 2019
Sonia Kolasinska arrives to take part in a trans pride March in Dublin city centre last summer Pic: PA

RTÉ received around 500, mostly negative, emails in advance of last week’s edition of Prime Time which promised an in-depth exploration of gender dysphoria.

However, only two formal complaints have been lodged against the flagship current affairs programme since the show aired on Tuesday, despite being met with a tidal wave of disapproval among the transgender community.

LGBT campaigners have accused the national broadcaster of sensationalising and promoting toxic debate on a sensitive...

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