Hi all my name is Vanessa Lacey and I am a Trans-Woman from Waterford. I have been asked by the editor of this newsletter to give some information on Transgender issues and I am delighted to be given this opportunity to do just that.
It was suggested that I would explain some of the issues surrounding GID (Gender Identity Disorder). This is term imposed on us, Transexuals so as we can access Hormone Therapy and move on to Gender correction Surgery (Gender Reassignment Surgery, Sex Change etc). However to most Trans people we find this term ofensive as I for one do not think I am disordered (many will agree that I certainly am). Although I do feel that I was born with alien genatalia to that of my brain sex.
In these following articles I will give information on many Transgender topics from; Clothes, Hair, Make-up, and most importantly coming out and the access to qualified counsellors. Many people are not aware that the suicide rate is enormous and it has been suggested that it is one in three end their own lives. I myself have been very close to this frightening threshold but fortunately have moved my life on considerably ( I also hope I can help many of the readers of this newsletter).
Furthermore the wider community (LGB) and “normal” society are unaware and confused about many parts of Trans life. I would love if you the readers could send in your queries in to the GW newsletter and I will do my utmost to answer your questions.
Keep Safe and Happy,
Love Vanessa x x
TranSE, Transgender South East peer support group…
meets at the Cheshire Home, John Street, Waterford
every second Friday of each month.
For more information call Vanessa on 085 147 7166.
Vanessa – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website: www.teni.ie
For support in Wexford contact: 086 079 2625, or email Victoria at: firstname.lastname@example.org, For futher infomation visit the Transgender Wexford page on GayWexford.com or on Facebook. Tell us what you need fill in our TransGender survey