Gender Identity Disorder Ireland (GIDI) was established in 2006 in order to provide information, education, training and practical support for those suffering with the condition known as Gender Identity Disorder/ Gender Dysphoria.
We aim to dispel much of the nonsense that surrounds this condition and to increase people’s awareness of the condition in order to promote a greater understanding of what life is like for those living with a condition over which they have no control and, has existed before they were even born. Our organisation promotes a message of understanding acceptance and support, not, misunderstanding, judgmentalism, stigma, prejudice and discrimination, especially towards those who opt for Gender Reassignment.
We also aim to provide support for families who struggle to come to terms with what is for them an earth-shattering disclosure that their loved one is not what they seem to be. This is extraordinarily difficult for families and friends to deal with and they need to be treated with the greatest sensitivity, care and respect.
GIDI aims to carry out research and to support research on the causes and effects of Gender Disorder and to publish a wide range of publications which address the various issues surrounding Gender Disorder.
As a voluntary organisation we are dependent upon the generosity of the public and to that end we organise various fundraising events throughout the year in order to keep our organisation afloat.