New transgender support group launched
The Gorey Youth Needs centre on the Mary Ward lane in Gorey was a hive of activity last Wednesday evening as the new Gorey Trans Support Group was launched.
The group will hold its meetings on a monthly basis at the Gorey Family Resource Centre at Charlotte Row. Its next meeting is on Monday, April 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
'Our facilitators are Laurena Nally, Joyce Kelly and myself,' said Alexandra Day, explaining that the group was instigated by Sam Blanckensee, the national development officer for the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland, and Hendrik Potgieter, a Wexford-based clinical psychologist with the HSE.
Alexandra said the group was formed in the wake of marriage equality and gender recognition legislation being passed, and an increase in young trans people coming out in the local area. It is hoped to develop the group into an essential asset for the area and to provide support and a community for transgender and gender non-conforming people in the Wexford area.