Fáilte and welcome.Hello and welcome to the homepage of Gender Identity Disorder Ireland (GIDI).
GIDI is a registered charity and is the national support organisation for people with Gender Identity Disorder, those experiencing difficulties with their gender identity. As a registered charity we are all inclusive and provide support to all those experiencing difficulties with gender identity, including Male to Female and Female to Male. Our organisation also provides information and support for families, relatives, friends, employers, service providers etc.
The purpose of this website it to provide as much information as possible in one place in order to enable those living with Gender Identity Disorder to better understand themselves, the nature of their condition, and the options available to them in terms of diagnosis and treatment and the process they will have to go through if they wish to complete a successful and happy transition.
We also endeavour to provide family and friends with valuable information to help them understand what someone with GID is going through, what may happen and what their options are.
Contained within these pages you will find detailed information with regards to Gender Identity Disorder, the transition process, helpful information on where to go for a diagnosis and what you should do in order to complete a successful transition. The 'Family' section of this website contains a host of information for family and friends, answers to questions they may have as well as links to additional information as well as support groups.
Please see the " Site Map" page for a detailed listing of what you will find on the various pages on this website.
We hope you find this site useful and do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to hear from you.
Please read the Policy Statement before proceeding through this website.
Press Statement in Response to those Misrepresenting Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria as a Mental Illness and Associating it with Sexual lifestyles and Psychosexual Disorders
GID Ireland feels compelled to make this statement in response to those groups and individuals who persist in misrepresenting Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria (GID/GD) as a mental illness and associating the condition with sexual lifestyles and psychosexual disorders.
We wish to make it absolutely clear to all those concerned with and distressed by the claims that Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria is a mental illness or mental disorder. GID/GD is NOT a mental illness or mental disorder. This fact will become perfectly clear to those who take the time to actually read the relevant manuals on this condition i.e. DSM IV – V and the ICD-10. And just as importantly, speak with those who have actually been diagnosed with the condition and who are currently undergoing the appropriate treatments.
We also wish to make it clear that GID/GD is NOT a sexual lifestyle or psychosexual disorder and that it is entirely wrong to include this condition under the various “trans” umbrella terms. This association with “trans” is wholly inappropriate harmful, and for some, is causing a great deal of confusion and distress.
These misrepresentations are being made by a number of organisations and individuals claiming to represent people with Gender Identity Disorder. They do not represent us and we call upon them to desist from making their false claims and misrepresentations.
We call upon all those (especially people diagnosed with GID, families, the media and health service providers etc.) who are concerned about these complex and highly sensitive issues, to acquaint themselves with the facts about GID/GD and to ignore the misrepresentations of GID/GD being spread about in the media, which to date have been allowed to go unchallenged.
We call upon all media with an interest in this issue to become better informed and to afford GID Ireland the opportunity to set the record straight on this vitally important issue.
Special Announcement - 04/09/2011
We have formly released a statement with regards to the governments acceptance of the GRAG report.