Sinéad Gibney: We can allow division to take hold, or we can listen with respect to trans voices
We need a mature, respectful and balanced discussion on the rights of trans people – one in which their needs are prioritised
Sinéad Gibney is chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
In recent times, controversies touching on aspects of the lives of transgender people have received significant media attention. Participation in sport, access to medical services for children, festival speaker line-ups, school policies for pronouns and newspaper opinion columns have all been highlighted.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the organisation that I lead, does not claim to have all the answers ...