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Gender: Gender Identity is a personal sense and subjective experience of a person’s own gender.

GOSHH works with people of all genders and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Cis* is when a person identifies as the gender they were assigned at birth such as male and female
  • Trans* is when a person’s gender identity or gender expression do not match the gender assigned at birth
  • GenderQueer refers to a person whose gender varies from the traditional ‘norm’ or a person who feels their gender identity is neither male nor female or both male and female
  • Inter* refers to a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit the typical definitions of female and male. (The term hermaphrodite has been replaced by Inter*)
  • Questioning is the process of exploring and discovering one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  • Cross dresser is a person who wears clothing, accessories, jewellery, or makeup not traditionally or stereotypically associated with their assigned gender.

We offer the following services in the field of Gender:

For individuals: One on one support for adults and under 18’s, family support, QTIs (GenderQueer, Trans*, Inter*, straight allies) peer support group, peer networks, information, counselling, health promotion, and Uth support group for under 18’s.

For organisations: Awareness raising workshops, information, best practice guidelines, assistance in making workplaces more gender inclusive, and tailor made training programmes.
We actively promote QTI visibility and diversity throughout the Mid-West region of Ireland.

Support to Report: GOSHH produced a promotional video to encourage people to report incidents of hate crime to local police.